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Scala vs Kotlin: Pimp my library

This is the 1st post in the Scala vs. Kotlin focus series. I've been introduced to the world of immutable data structures with the Scala programming language - to write I've been introduced to the Functional Programming world would sound too presumptuous. Although I wouldn't recommend its usage in my day-to-day projects, I'm still grateful to it for what I learned: my Java code is now definitely not the same because Scala made me aware of some failings in both the language and my coding practices

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Scala vs Kotlin: inline and infix

This is the 3rd post in the Scala vs. Kotlin focus series. This week, I'd like to address two features: inline and infix - not because they're related but because neither of them would be enough to fill a post. Inlining comes from C (and then C++). In those languages, a hint could be provided to the compiler through the `inline` keyword. By doing so, it may replace an inlined function call by the function body itself in order to skip the overhead of a function call.

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Scala vs Kotlin: Multiple Inheritance and the Diamond problem

This is the 4th post in the Scala vs. Kotlin focus series. Inheritance is one of the basic tenet of Object-Oriented Programming, along with encapsulation and polymorphism. Alongside simple inheritance, there is multiple inheritance: feature of some object-oriented computer programming languages in which an object or class can inherit characteristics and features from more than one parent object or parent class. It is distinct from single inheritance, where an object or class may only inherit from