Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Sep 2012 21:44 UTC
General Development "We are proud to announce the open source release of J2ObjC, a Google-authored translator that converts Java source code into Objective-C source for iPhone/iPad applications. J2ObjC enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an application's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which can then be shared by Android apps, web apps (using GWT), and iOS." Huh.
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Let's face it
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 14th Sep 2012 07:24 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

The smartest move would be for Google to move away from Java and switch to ObjC on Android.
- I know, just fantasy.

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RE: Let's face it
by fithisux on Fri 14th Sep 2012 07:57 in reply to "Let's face it"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

The smartest move would be for Google to move away from Java and switch to ObjC on Android.
- I know, just fantasy.


or switch to Google Go.

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RE[2]: Let's face it
by satsujinka on Fri 14th Sep 2012 08:19 in reply to "RE: Let's face it"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

Go would certainly be welcome. It would even make a sort of sense.

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RE: Let's face it
by Neolander on Fri 14th Sep 2012 10:31 in reply to "Let's face it"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Actually, I think that interpreted languages sort of make more sense for mobile phones, due to the large amount of SoCs that apps will have to run on.

Apple's native code approach only works because there only is a handful of devices to target, with similar underlying hardware.

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RE[2]: Let's face it
by Nelson on Fri 14th Sep 2012 17:01 in reply to "RE: Let's face it"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Very true. JIT compilers are good enough, and an intermediary bite code ensures architecture agnosticism

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