Deelang 0.22 released on GitHub!

So I spent a bit of time today getting together the overdue release of Deelang ready, and finally pushed the 0.22 binary releases to Google Code, with source releases staying on GitHub. The Google Code project has now been fully migrated over to GitHub, and remains only to host binary downloads for those that wantContinue reading “Deelang 0.22 released on GitHub!”

Deelang & ORMDroid: Moving to GitHub

After spending all their lives so far on Google Code, I’ve decided it’s time to move both Deelang and ORMDroid over to GitHub. The projects have moved away from the old Subversion VCS and are now using Git, and the actual moving of the wiki pages, issues and everything else is well underway. Why theContinue reading “Deelang & ORMDroid: Moving to GitHub”

Jelly Bean on One X – Finally!

After what seems like an eternity since the announcement that HTC would be updating the One X to Jelly Bean, and after a couple of months seeing it happen in other parts of the world, HTC finally got around yesterday to releasing the update to UK users, myself included. “Been a long time coming” accordingContinue reading “Jelly Bean on One X – Finally!”

Scratch: Teaching kids to think in blocks

Over the weekend I spent a few very rewarding hours with my ten-year-old son playing with Scratch, MIT’s drag-and-drop educational programming system. I’ve often wanted to “get him into” programming (I was a little younger than he is now when I started, and at ten I was beginning to get really interested in writing codeContinue reading “Scratch: Teaching kids to think in blocks”

Rewriting Vs. Rewriting

As previously mentioned, I planned to spend yesterday rewriting Deelang‘s parser with the aim of fixing some long-term issues and revisiting some design decisions that get in the way of the DEX compiler. As it turned out, I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to spend on this (as usual!) but I didContinue reading “Rewriting Vs. Rewriting”

Biting the bullet – time for a rewrite

In response to a feature request from some of the guys here, my current work on Deelang focusses on implementing proper equality and comparison operators as part of the language. The current release has no support for operators beyond basic arithmetic – equality and comparison have traditionally been implemented as methods hacked on top of the standardContinue reading “Biting the bullet – time for a rewrite”

Deelang 0.20 released!

After about a month of coding (on and off), The Deelang DEX compiler is now feature complete, and what better way to celebrate than by releasing the code? It’s always been available in Subversion of course, but now you can download all the new stuff from the downloads page as either a source package or ready-madeContinue reading “Deelang 0.20 released!”

Dex vs Dee VM – A microbenchmark

During a recent discussion, I had the need to show some numbers demonstrating why Deelang needs the new DEX compiler. As I said in that thread, it’s all about removing reflection from the compiled classes. We all know that “reflection is slow” (for some value of slow) and especially on Android, that it isn’t generally aContinue reading “Dex vs Dee VM – A microbenchmark”

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