Pro Android Python with SL4A
Android programming is now accessible to all developers! Whether you write your code in Python, Lua, or even just Beanshell, Pro Android Python with SL4A: Build Android Apps with Python will teach you to write fully-functional non-Java apps for Android-based devices.
Pro Android Python with SL4A: Build Android Apps with Python is for programmers and hobbyists who want to write apps for Android devices without having to learn Java first. Paul Ferrill leads you from installing the Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) to writing small scripts, to more complicated and interesting projects, and finally to uploading and packaging your programs to an Android device.
Android runs scripts in many scripting languages, but Python, Lua, and Beanshell are particularly popular. Most programmers know more than one programming language, so that they have the best tool for whatever task they want to accomplish. Pro Android Python with SL4A: Build Android Apps with Python explores the world of Android scripting by introducing you to the most important open-source programming languages that are available on Android-based hardware.
Pro Android Python with SL4A: Build Android Apps with Python starts by exploring the Android software development kit and then shows you how to set up an Eclipse-based Android development environment. You then approach the world of Android programming by using Beanshell, which runs on the Dalvik, and learning how to write small programs to administer an Android device.