I sent a version of this note to the JRuby list and got some useful feedback but before committing to too much effort I thought it would worthwhile getting some feedback from Kotliners - I am also mailing this to my closest group for comment (Sydney).
Given I need to minimise the amount of time I spend learning Java and maximise the amount of code I can produce in Kotlin, does it make sense to REWRITE some of the existing Java chatbot modules in Kotlin?
It appears the Kotlin code be integrated in the JAR file?
If that were possible then I could just rewrite the bits that need changing for the enhancements I am thinking of and I will then hopefully be able to continue developing most of the future code myself THEN maybe I only need to pay someone to do enough of the rewriting to get me started on each module that needs changing . .