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Mirah is a new JVM language that offers Ruby-like syntax, type inference, closures, metaprogramming, and macros. It lets you write expressive code without the penalty of requiring its own runtime environment. As such, it is very well-suited for platforms in which introducing additional runtimes would be impractical; to wit, Android devices.
This talk will introduce using Mirah for Android development by way of the following topics:
Rudimentary knowledge of Java, Ruby, or Android would be useful, but not necessary.
Brendan is a Seattle-based hacker with a penchant for open-source software and programming languages. He's currently employed as the cofounder of a bootstrapped startup. Powered by coffee.