Saturday, February 14, 2009

More Exciting Updates on Mono/Android

Looks like Koushik Dutta has been kicking butt getting Mono onto Google's Android platform:

Keep up the awesome hacking, Koushik!

Also of interest is his article on why JNI sucks compared to doing the same thing in .NET: JNI in Android (and a foreword about why JNI sucks)

I never actually used JNI back when I was doing Java development in school, so when people told me it sucked I just took their word for it, but always wondered just how bad it was. Now I know. All I can say is: Ugh.

Hopefully the Java community replaces JNI with something as clean and elegant as what we find in .NET.

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