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Android Apps with Eclipse by Onur Cinar

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Chapter    9

Android Scripting Using Eclipse

Developing a full-scale Android application using the Java programing language may become a big overhead for simple tasks such as automation and prototyping. Android scripting becomes a very handy tool for such simple tasks. Scripting languages support dynamic typing, automatic memory management, and multiple programming paradigms, and they provide an easy programming environment. Compared to Java, scripting languages are interpreted programming that do not require compiling, linking, packaging, and deployment in order to be executed. Scripts are interpreted and executed on the fly as they are typed on a console or read from a script file.

Multiple scripting solutions are available for the Android ...

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