Digging Macroid – The first sod (Scala on Android)


Knoldus

Android, an operating system runs on millions of devices, based on Linux Kernel and and uses Dalvik/ ART as their process virtual machine with trace-based just-in-time compilation to run Dalvik “dex-code”, which is usually translated from the Java bytecode.Most of the application that runs on Android are made with Java , which is an imperative programming language with powerful features. However rise of the functional programming paradigm in recent years, make us think about taking alternative approach in building new softwares. When we talk about functional programming now a days, Scala always takes a special place in our thoughts because of its strong functional features. Scala however supports both functional and object features. Scala source code is intended to be compiled to Java bytecode, so that the resulting executable code runs on a Java Virtual Machine. Hence we can definitely have some second thoughts on building android apps with Scala…

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