Last weekend there was some publicity around Xtend, an Eclipse project which extends Java with new language features. Xtend now has a new landing page, as announced by the lead architect Sven Efftinge.
I did intend to post about this yesterday, but I wanted to see it in action first, so I tried to download
…continue reading Eclipse and Xtend: some confusion in getting started
Appcelerator has released Titanium Studio, an IDE built with Aptana, the Eclipse-based IDE which the company acquired in January. It is an interesting products because it lets you build cross-platform mobile apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, and Blackberry, as well as desktop applications.
I downloaded the community edition and gave it a quick try.
…continue reading Appcelerator has released Titanium Studio, IDE for cross-platform mobile development
It has gradually dawned on me that, contrary to first appearances, the Apple iPhone and iPad do come with a capable application runtime for those who would rather not tangle with Objective C; and one on which you can run applications without the hassle of negotiating the App Store. This runtime is the WebKit-based browser
…continue reading Mobl: a new language for mobile applications, with Eclipse integration
I attended a Traveling Geeks event in London last night, a party sponsored mainly by Symbian and NESTA. I returned with a large pile of business cards from folk involved in a diverse range of initiatives. Kate Arkless Gray told me about Save our Sounds, a BBC World Service project to archive and map interesting
…continue reading Symbian appeals to Traveling Geeks: develop for our platform
In May 2009 the open source Eclipse project surveyed its users. Visitors to the Eclipse site were asked to complete a survey, and 1365 did so. That’s out of around 1 million visitors, which shows how much we all hate surveys. Anyway, this report [pdf] was the result. A similar survey [pdf] was carried out
…continue reading Eclipse survey shows Windows decline
Sun’s Simon Phipps stirred things up last weekend when he called Google’s actions wanton and irresponsible. Its crime: delivering a cut-down Java library for use on its App Engine platform, “flaunting the rules” which forbid creating sub-sets of the core classes.
It does sound as if Google is not talking to Sun as much as
…continue reading Google’s cut-down Java: wanton and irresponsible, or just necessary?