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50 Android Hacks: Scala in Android dvelopment.

Qunfeng Wang
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Joined: Jan 28, 2005
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Hi Carlos,
I see one hack in the overview page. I'd like to know what the advantages and disadvantages of using Scala instead of Java? Do you use Scala a lot in your daily Android development?
Hack 34 Using Scala inside Android


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Stas Nikso
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Joined: Sep 15, 2008
Posts: 13
qunfeng wang wrote:Hi Carlos,
I see one hack in the overview page. I'd like to know what the advantages and disadvantages of using Scala instead of Java? Do you use Scala a lot in your daily Android development?
Hack 34 Using Scala inside Android


I would double-ask this, quite interested to apply Scala on Android, but haven't seen any stable implementations yet.
Carlos Sessa
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Joined: Apr 17, 2013
Posts: 14
qunfeng wang wrote:Hi Carlos,
I see one hack in the overview page. I'd like to know what the advantages and disadvantages of using Scala instead of Java? Do you use Scala a lot in your daily Android development?
Hack 34 Using Scala inside Android


I worked for a company that had a scala module already coded before starting the android app.
I wrote that hack because I could manage to use it without needing to port it to Java.

Scala is gaining a lot of momentum but unfortunately is not being optimized for Android.
I wouldn't recommend to start from the scratch an android in scala, but it's interesting to know that it works


 
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