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mwkohout (5) [Avatar] Offline
#1
Hey...is the second edition of the book going to talk about setting up the toolchain for alternative jvm languages or IDEs?
frank.ableson (75) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: Android and Scala and Netbeans
At present we are not planning anything on Scala or Netbeans. I believe Robi may have some interest in Scala. Do you have something in particular you would like to see covered here or is this just a curiousity for you?

Frank
mwkohout (5) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Re: Android and Scala and Netbeans
I think the most important thing would just be setting up the toolchain. The process is a bit voodooish.

I think even a little bit would be helpful for the book because many people (such as myself) shudder when they think of Java development. At least hinting at alternate setups and languages might widen the book's audience.
frank.ableson (75) [Avatar] Offline
#4
Re: Android and Scala and Netbeans
Do you use netbeans or Scala today?
mwkohout (5) [Avatar] Offline
#5
Re: Android and Scala and Netbeans
Yes, for some server side development.

For that, setup is pretty straightforward. For Android, a bit less so.

In the end, I was able to hack something together using a scala sbt plugin. Less than ideal(I prefer an IDE when developing) but still tolerable.