Kotlin Programming in Visual Studio Code IDE (Ubuntu)

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Today we are going to show you how to configure Visual Studio Code for Kotlin development.
Why Visual Studio Code?
Visual Studio Code features a lightning expeditious source code editor, perfect for our development activities. With support for hundreds of languages, VS Code avails us instantly productive with syntax highlighting, bracket-matching, auto-indentation, box-cull, snippets, and more.
Visual Studio Code fortifies macOS, Linux, and Windows - so we can hit the ground running, no matter the platform.
A quick overview of Kotlin,
Kotlin is a new open-source programming language targeting the Java platform. Kotlin is concise, safe, pragmatic, and fixated on interoperability with Java code. It can be used virtually everywhere Java is utilized today: for server-side development, Android apps, and much more. Kotlin works great with all subsisting Java libraries and frameworks and runs with the same level of performance as Java.
Step 1: How to install Java SDK?
Run the following command.
$ sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk
Step 2: How to install Kotlin?

Run the following command.

$ sudo snap install --classic kotlin

Step 3: How to install Visual Studio code?
Download visual studio code from the official website https://code.visualstudio.com/download and install


Run the following command
sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget
wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc -O- | sudo apt-key 
add -
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos
/vscode stable main"
sudo apt update
sudo apt install code

That’s it. Visual Studio Code has been installed on your Ubuntu desktop and you can commence utilizing it.

Step 4: Install extensions
Support for programming languages in VS Code is typically provided through extensions, which can be found in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

Step 5: Create a Demo.kt file with source code
Use Visual Studio Coded IDE and create a file called Demo.kt with the following code:

fun main() {
println("Hello Kotlin!")

Step 6: Compile the source code
sudo kotlinc Demo.kt -include-runtime -d Demo.jar
Step 7: Run the Kotlin program
java -jar Demo.jar

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