by Sam Corder
Session description forthcomingAndroid is shiny but programming in Java is dull. The last release to make any significant changes to the language was in 2004. Since then our expectations of what a language should provide has grown. While our smart phones may be as powerful as an early vintage 2000s desktop, there is no need to write code in a language of the same vintage. This is the story of an individual who longed to code in a modern language for his shiny new Android phone and found that bliss in Scala. This session demonstrates everything needed to hit the ground running starting with establishing a development environment, moving into a small crash course in Scala and rounding out the corners with a tour of the ecosystem around Android Scala development.
11th–13th January 2012