Google has announced an early preview of Dart, a new language for web applications. The news is not a surprise, especially if you have been keeping track of the developer conference GOTO Aarhus, whose organisers had pre-announced that Google would be announcing its new language there, as indeed it did.
Dart is a curly-brace
…continue reading Google offers the web a new language called Dart – but why?
Herb Sutter reports that C++ 0x, which will be called C++ 11, has been unanimously approved by the ISO C++ committee. The “11” in the name refers to the year of approval, 2011. The current standard is C++ 98, though amended as C++ 03, so it has taken 8 or 13 years to update it
…continue reading C++ 11 is approved by ISO: a big day for native code development
I am researching a piece on developing for Facebook with Microsoft Azure, and of course the first thing I did was to try it out.
…continue reading The frustration of developing for Facebook with C#
RIM has announced several new options for developing apps for its PlayBook tablet.
RIM will launch two optional “app players” that provide an application run-time environment for BlackBerry Java® apps and Android v2.3 apps. These new app players will allow users to download BlackBerry Java apps and Android apps from BlackBerry App World and run
…continue reading RIM announces Java and Android runtimes for the Playbook, beta of native SDK
I’ve posted an article on trying out MonoTouch, which builds on the open source Mono project to provide a means of developing apps for Apple’s iOS using C# and the .NET Framework.
It is easy to assume that since the .NET Framework is Microsoft’s technology, using a non-Microsoft implementation is risky. Then again, Mono is
…continue reading Trying out MonoTouch – C# for Apple’s iPhone and iPad
While researching another product I came across this 2009 tweet from Microsoft’s Nikhil Kothari:
Office 2010 web apps – perhaps one of the most ambitious script# projects!
Script# is used
A week or so ago I posted about the Java crisis and what it means for developers. The post attracted attention both here and later on The Guardian web site where it appeared as a technology blog. It was also picked up by Reddit prompting a discussion with over 500 posts.
So what are
…continue reading What you are saying about the Java crisis
Visual Studio corporate VP Jason Zander has announced that IronPython and IronRuby, .NET implementations of popular dynamic languages, are to be handed over to the open source community. This includes add-ons that enable development in Visual Studio, IronPython Tools and IronRuby Tools. Of the two, IronPython is a more mature and usable project.
…continue reading Microsoft lets go of IronPython and IronRuby