Cameron Henneke, founder and developer of GQueues, an online task manager integrated with several Google services, has ported the HTML5 mobile version of his application to iOS and Android, keeping a record of the development effort involved on both platforms and comparing the outcome in a blog post. Following is a digest of Henneke’s findings and excerpts from an interview conducted by InfoQ.
Do you need your own IDE for your project’s domain specific language? One option is Visual Studio Shell, but that is often far too massive to deploy and can be difficult to work with. A lightweight alternative is the Gemini framework by Tim Jones.
Google launches another Android IDE built on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, sharing many features with the Eclipse-based tool.
AIDE 2.0 adds support for C/C++, a new Design View, better UI and improved Git integration. AIDE is an Android IDE running on Android.
WSO2 Developer Studio 3.0 and 3.1 improve ESB and Registry Resource Editor tools, has better performance, uses Eclipse Juno SR2, and supports JAX-RS REST code generation.
ASF recently announced the Apache Flex graduation as a top level project (TLP) after being in incubation for about one year after Adobe entrusted the SDK’s source code, tools and dependencies to ASF.
The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.
Dan Tofan from the University of Groningen provides the open source software tool RGT (Repertory Grid Tool) to software architects for capturing and evaluating their architecture decisions. Using the tool architects can better document their decisions and reflect about them.
The Power Tools for Team Foundation Server have been updated for version 11 Beta. These tools provide essential functionality that isn’t included with the main TFS release including PowerShell support, Windows Shell Extensions, and the ability to modify process templates.
Steve Ropa challenges agilists on the use of tools in agile software development, and InfoQ seeks further opinions on "individuals and interactions over processes and tools".
OpenSim represents a freely available open source software system for modeling and simulation of movement. The system is provided by NCSSR (National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research) which denotes a research department within Stanford University, California. The spectrum of possible application domains such as rehabilitation medicine, robotics, or games makes OpenSim interesting.
On October 26th, The Jolt Judges announced the awards for 2011 in the category “Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools”. In detail, the Jolt hall of fame now includes the products Paradigm for UML, Restructure 101, and Requirements Center 2010.