[Chicago] Suggestions/Advice?

Daniel Peters danieltpeters at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 02:46:33 CEST 2012


though I've sworn in blood never to type a certain three letter acronym, I
very much did laugh out loud at this.

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Ben Rousch <brousch at gmail.com> wrote:

> For extra fun you can compile Python to Javascript via PyJS then dump
> it into a PhoneGap app. It works!
>
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm passingly familiar with the other options for developing, sencha,
> > phonegap,  appcelarator(i think..?). but had the same feeling, learn a
> > native approach first and then perhaps move on to these other less
> > cumbersome ways.  Thanks for the suggestions.
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Tal Liron <tal.liron at threecrickets.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Android supports only a subset of the Java API, which means that many
> Java
> >> libraries will not work. Jython is one of them. Also worth pointing out
> that
> >> Jython is *huge*, and its startup time is also significant. Even if it
> did
> >> work on Android, as a dependency it would seem unreasonably heavy for
> most
> >> apps.
> >>
> >> It might be worth pointing out that my favorite way to develop mobile
> apps
> >> is in JavaScript, using Sencha Touch:
> >>
> >> http://www.sencha.com/products/touch
> >>
> >> Sencha Touch has recently started to support direct deployment, but I
> >> deploy using PhoneGap (with a few custom plugins):
> >>
> >> http://phonegap.com/
> >>
> >> There are pros and cons to this approach, but for many of my uses the
> pros
> >> outweigh the cons. All that said, I would still work on learning the
> Eclipse
> >> dev environment.
> >>
> >> -Tal
> >>
> >>
> >> On 08/27/2012 06:36 PM, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> >>
> >> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com
> >
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> ha.  Don't think you can use jython on android...mores the pity.
> >>
> >> So in Android the compiled Java things (class or jar files? I'm not a
> >> Java programmer either) aren't used?
> >>
> >> Skip
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