This week in Discobot (45.2011)

Tweet Another night of coding, another update on the Discobot project! For those unfamiliar with the Discobot project: it’s the project name for running Groovy on Android. We (Marcin Erdmann and Erik Pragt) are working towards an easy to use framework to run the newest version of Groovy on the newest version of Android. Currently, we’re not there yet, but we will demonstrate our progress at the next Groovy and Grails Exchange in London. A small update though on our current progress, since it has been a while since our last update,...

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This week in Discobot (40.2011)

Tweet After some hectic times at work caused by very tight deadlines and me getting married in the beginning of September we finally managed with Erik to get back to working on Discobot last week. Some of you have probably already noticed that we have a talk on Discobot scheduled at Groovy & Grails Exchange 2011 in London which takes place in early December. Although the progress is good there is still quite a lot of work to be done on Discobot and we decided that probably one evening a week will not be enough. On the other hand knowing...

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This (two) week(s) in Discobot (30-31.2011)

Tweet Each week, we work on the Discobot project, which goal it is to make Groovy run on Android. While that in itself isn’t the biggest problem, as you can read in our previous blog posts, making developing for Android using Groovy and making sure we are feature complete, well, let’s say it’s challenging. Current efforts are twofold: one is developing a set of developer tools using Gradle, on which Marcin is focusing the most. On the other hand, we need some tools to make sure our version of Groovy works on Android, which is...

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Live Blog: Groovy Android programming

Tweet This blogpost will keep track of our current progress on our effort to make Groovy run on Android phones. Instead of creating a summary like in the previous ‘This Week in Discobot’ posts, we will update this blogpost every half an hour! Erik (20:36): after a nice dinner, we make a small plan for the evening. Marcin will work on committing and pushing the Gradle Android plugin into our Github fork, while my plan will be to continue to build a small Android application which will run the entire Groovy testset on Android, to...

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This (two)week(s) in Discobot (27-28.2011)

Tweet We continued our work on getting Groovy working on Android over the past two weeks. Erik has made quite a good progress with the tests suite for Discobot. What he has achieived by now now is a slightly modified original Groovy test suite running against the compiled but not packaged (jared) code of our patched version of Groovy on his laptop. And of course it’s all green! As we removed some unnecessary classes and had to patch other, because the Dalvik VM doesn’t provide all the classes that regular Java does, Erik also had...

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This week in Discobot (26.2011)

This week in Discobot (26.2011)

Tweet Currently, we (Erik Pragt and Marcin Erdmann) are working on getting Groovy to run on Android and make the process as smooth as possible for other developers. On this blog regular updates will be posted to inform you about the progress we made, the problems we ran into and how we solved them. This is the first episode of ‘This week in Discobot’. As you’ve probably seen on twitter, Erik managed to finally run a really simple android application where the main activity class is a groovy class. We had some problems with...

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