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New Meetup: Androids Dream of Monadic Sheep

From: Nathan H.
Sent on: Friday, December 11, 2009 12:20 AM
What: Android development in Scala

When: January 4,[masked]:30 PM

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Do you like...
  • Expressive programming languages?
  • Aggressively mobile APIs?
  • Software marketplaces that are not a cross between the movies Brazil and Evita, with Phil Schiller shoving Madonna off a balcony to pacify the crowd with multitouch gestures?

If you answered YES to any two of the above, then you'll LOVE Androids Dream of Monadic Sheep, the next New York Scala Enthusiasts Meetup. In this overview of Android development in Scala, we'll cover the standard Android SDK setup, the android-plugin for the Scala builder simple-build-tool, and the Scala source for an Android application that takes event pictures and uploads them to Meetup. Finally, we will install the application to a Droid and upload pictures of our Meetup.


Learn more here:
Androids Dream of Monadic Sheep


If anybody is looking for an interesting project to try in Lift after the last meetup, here is an idea! Make a webapp to be run locally as a user-friendlier interface to simple-build-tool's interactive mode. This could support nicely formatted error reporting like in Play Framework, be an alternative to the command line for noobs, and a simple mini-IDE to code, compile, and run applets for REAL beginners. This is an idea I had (for Spde, mostly) a few months ago and now the unstoppable Mark Harrah has gone and opened a port in sbt's experimental branch for interprocess communication. But, I am really busy with Android and such like so I'm hoping someone else will pick up the ball. Please get in touch if you're interested and I'll explain in greater detail; this could be big door-opener for the Scala community and only needs a reasonable amount of effort to at least be interesting.

Lastly, Functional Alcoholics is having a Meetup next Wednesday:
The Wisemen rode OCamls, is how we remember it.

Ho ho ho,


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