Mirah for Android Development

A session at Strange Loop 2011

Monday 19th September, 2011

3:30pm to 4:20pm (CST)

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.

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Brendan Ribera

Husband, father, hacker, cyclist, philosopher, tinkerer, startup grunt, Melville fanatic, Christian, math geek. e^(iπ) + 1 = 0 bio from Twitter

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Time 3:30pm4:20pm CST

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