Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 21:59 UTC
Mono Project Wow. "One crazy idea that the team had at that dinner was to translate Android's source code to C#. Android would benefit from C# performance features like structures, P/Invoke, real generics and our more mature runtime. [...] We decided it was crazy enough to try. So we started a small skunkworks project with the goal of doing a machine translation of Android from Java to C#. We called this project XobotOS." Most of Android's layouts and controls are now in C#. The small benchmark is stunning, but as much as I admire the work, I'm wondering that this like going from bad to worse - from Oracle's Java to Microsoft's C#.
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by Verunks on Tue 1st May 2012 22:41 UTC
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I always wondered why google picked up java for android especially since they use python pretty much everywhere, I understand that java is probably the most used language right now so it would be easier to attract more developers but as a developer myself I find android programming a huge mess, I don't know how it is on ios but I think that wp7 is pretty much the same as .net/silverlight wpf and that's just beautiful compared to android

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