Carlo Longino – Embracing The Mobile Hacker Ethic

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Carlo Longino has a good post over in Gizmodo that talks about Nokia’s new Python implementation on its Series 60 phones – I look forward to trying it out.

The port of Python is a full implementation with a high degree of portability from the desktop environment, opening mobile development to a whole new class of programmers—which was its primary goal, says Erik Smartt, the program manager of Python for Series 60. “By choosing a developer-friendly, easy-to-learn language, Nokia is making it possible for casual developers to tinker with their mobile phones and innovate without the typical investment costs for embedded system development,” he says. “Bringing a language like Python to Nokia devices changes the rules on who can create applications.”

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