Sessions at Strange Loop 2011 about Mirah in Gateway 3

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Monday 19th September 2011

  • Mirah for Android Development

    by Brendan Ribera

    Mirah is a new JVM language that offers Ruby-like syntax, type inference, closures, metaprogramming, and macros. It lets you write expressive code without the penalty of requiring its own runtime environment. As such, it is very well-suited for platforms in which introducing additional runtimes would be impractical; to wit, Android devices.

    This talk will introduce using Mirah for Android development by way of the following topics:

    • A basic overview of JVM languages on Android and potential pitfalls.
    • A brief introduction to Mirah and its relation to Java/Ruby.
    • Using Pindah to start and build a toy Mirah application.
    • Mixing Mirah code into an existing Java/Ant application.
    • Rudimentary knowledge of Java, Ruby, or Android would be useful, but not necessary.

    At 3:30pm to 4:20pm, Monday 19th September

    In Gateway 3, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark