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Kotlin and SmartFoxServer 2X

You may have heard of the Kotlin language before, but recently it has seen a big spike in popularity thanks to Google officially adopting it for Android development, alongside Java and C++.

Kotlin is an interesting statically typed language, developed by the good folks at Jetbrains, that shares many similarities with the likes of Scala and Swift. In a sense, it could be thought of the equivalent of Swift for the Java platform: a more modern, concise and safer language that runs in the JVM, fully interoperable with Java.

If that’s not enough, Kotlin also aims at compiling for other targets beyond the JVM, such as Javascript and native platforms and seeks to support asynchronous programming via coroutines and non blocking I/O.

In the context of using Kotlin with SmartFoxServer nothing would be easier: the integration on both server side and client side is painless and it works out of the box with any SFS2X release.

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JavaScript is back!

With the release of SFS2X 2.13 last week we’re happy to reintroduce JavaScript as a server side language. For those familiar with the history of SmartFoxServer, JavaScript has been available since the early days of SFS PRO for writing server side code, and it’s now coming back thanks to the latest improvements in JDK 7 and 8.

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SmartFoxServer 2.12 is out

SmartFoxServer 2X 2.12 is out with a host of new features and fixes, such as:

  • JoinRoomInvite, allows players to invite other clients in a game Room to play, available also from client side
  • Private UserVariables, allow to create UserVariables that are local to the player, and not broadcast to other clients
  • Updated Jetty version 9.3 for web services (BlueBox, uploads, crypto init)
  • Support IP ranges for black/white lists in IP Filter
  • AdminTool support for TLS encrypted connection
  • Embedded Java 8 runtime

… and lots more!

You can read the full release notes and download the installer from here.
Also make sure to check the Client API download page where we have published updates for all supported clients (API release 1.7.x).