Jolt Awards 2014: Mobile and Coding Tools

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 07, 2014

Dr. Dobbs has awarded the Jolt Award for Mobile and Coding Tools for 2014.


Sencha Releases New Software Developer’s Suite

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 18, 2012 2

Sencha recently released Sencha Complete: Team, a full-featured enterprise software suite to help software developers create rich HTML5 apps for popular web browsers and operating systems. InfoQ reports on the community reaction.


Community-Driven Research: Most Important and Mature Cross Platform Mobile Tools?

by Dio Synodinos Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 21, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 4th question: "What are the Most Important and Mature Cross Platform Mobile Tools?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.


Xamarin’s Mono for Android Now Includes a Visual Designer

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  May 14, 2012

Xamarin has announced a visual designer for their Mono for Android development tool integrated with Visual Studio or MonoDevelop.


Sencha Architect 2: A WYSIWYG IDE for Building Desktop and Mobile HTML5 App

by Dio Synodinos Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 17, 2012

Sencha, has announced the availability of Sencha Architect 2, a major upgrade of Ext Designer. Sencha Architect 2 is a visual application builder that leverages Sencha Touch 2 for mobile apps and Ext JS 4 for the desktop. Sencha Architect 2 builds on the company’s HTML5 layout tool, Ext Designer, expanding its capabilities for building desktop and mobile Web applications.


Yahoo! Open Sources Mojito, a JavaScript Framework Promising Write Once, Run Anywhere

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 03, 2012

Yahoo! has open source Mojito, a framework for creating reusable widgets incorporated in various web applications and executed either on the client or the server-side without code change.


A New Survey Shows what Cross-platform Tools Are Preferred by Developers

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 28, 2012 1

A new report released by VisionMobile provides data on what cross-platform tools developers currently use, what they intend to use in the future and what tools they plan to abandon. The results of the survey indicate a volatile market, many developers changing their preferences in their pursue for a better tool.


jQ.Mobi – jQuery Optimized for Mobile Devices

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 27, 2012 3

appMobi has open sourced jQ.Mobi, a rewrite of jQuery, competing with jQuery Mobile for developer mindshare.


PhoneGap Now Fully Supports WP7

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 20, 2011 2

PhoneGap now supports all native functionality on Windows Phone 7 being on par with iOS and Android.


Mono for Android 4.0 Comes with Incremental Build and Deployment

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 05, 2011 5

Mono for Android 4.0 comes with a VS plug-in, incremental build, incremental deployment, installer with all packages needed, Google Maps integration, and support for Java 7. Miguel de Icaza explains how incremental build and deployment works, and how much they help.


appMobi Open Sources Its Mobile Platform During Black Friday

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 23, 2011

appMobi wants to make mobile web applications more attractive by open sourcing several technologies: JavaScript Bridge API –a cross-platform API providing access to the hardware-, mobiUs Web App Browser –a browser that looks and behaves like a native application, and HTML5 Game Acceleration – a Canvas object that improves HTML5 speed for games.


Sencha Beats Adobe in the Race for the 1st HTML5/CSS3 Animation Tool

by Dio Synodinos Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 03, 2011 3

Sencha released Animator, a tool for creating CSS-based animations, that lets designers create interactive HTML5/CSS3-based animations that run smoothly on desktop and mobile devices, without requiring a plug-in. Sencha Animator enables designers to leverage Web standards and create, cross-platform animations for WebKit browsers, Internet Explorer 10, and popular touchscreen mobile devices


There Will Be No Metro UI for Mono

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 27, 2011 5

Miguel de Icaza said that Xamarin won’t port Metro to other platforms, one of the reasons being Linux’ failure on the desktop. .NET developers interested in writing cross platform apps will be able to do so using Mono for the business code and rewriting the UI code for each platform.


Sencha Touch 2: What to expect

by Dio Synodinos Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 15, 2011

Sencha has announced that it will be releasing the beta version of Sencha Touch 2 in October and has presented the key new features, which include native packaging and performance improvements.


Reports from the Field: Python 3 with Hardcoded Software

by Jonathan Allen Follow 615 Followers on  Aug 09, 2011 1

The production version of Python 3 has been available for about two and a half years. Since it breaks backwards compatibility with the Python 2.x series there has been a lot of mixed reactions to it. To get a developer’s perspective on Python 3 we decided to interview Virgil Dupras.

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