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May 25, 2011 Tagged: android scala mirah appcelerator phonegap java Comments (View) Scala: A Better Java for Android Stop writing Java for your Android apps! There are a slew of ways to build Android apps. The original Java way reigns supreme but some alternatives are C++ , Mirah , Python , Titanium Appcelerator , Corona , and so on. And there’s Scala. Scala can be thought of as a better Java. To start with, you don’t need as many semicolons. But Scala gives you the power of modern abstractions. Traits, implicits, type-checked null, blocks—everything you really need to get some solid coding done. (Briefly, the magic Android sauce is the scalaforandroid project.) As an example of what Scala can do for your app, take this simple project: a button which, when pressed, shows a toast: package com.thoughtbot.helloscala import _root_.android.app.Activity import _root_.android.os....

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