rhm said:
javaplayer said:
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look mate, you might be better off expending your energy to convince the Java dinosaurs to keep the faith - trying to convince .NET developers to switch to Java == massive waste of time. Why don't you try and convince some Python or Ruby developers to switch to Java? That ought to be fun to watch.

 

Java is the Cobol of the 21st century. Yes, enterprises will have Java code to maintain for decades, but it's long ceased to be a source of interest for anyone.

 

As for Android, I'll note it doesn't actually run Java on the device. Google didn't want to pay Sun phat money to licence the only bit of Java that they still charge for so they designed their own bytecode and virtual machine to run it.

 

By the way, Monodroid is in BETA and already benchmarks faster than the new JIT runtime in Android 2.2. I can't say that's a bad thing for Java because as I already said, Android doesn't actually run Java on the device, but it does show that it's hard to get motivated when you're giving something away for free.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalvik_%28software%29

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Harmony


Install the Andoid SDK in your Eclipse, then copy/paste or link your non-UI Java code and it will work out of box.

What you are trying to do is to technically mislead and that's no fun for anybody.

 

"Java is the Cobol of the 21st century"

 

http://openjdk.java.net/