Yesterday Xamarin, which offers tools for targeting iOS, Android and Mac with C#, announced a partnership with Microsoft, an announcement which I wrote up on The Register. It drew a few comments, several complaining about the cost:
So it cost more then Visual Studio Pro.
And that is for 1 target platform?
…continue reading What does Xamarin’s success say about open source versus proprietary? Miguel de Icaza says he has never been happier
Some have declared the mobile OS battle over, won by Apple and Google Android between them. Microsoft and RIM Blackberry will fight it out for third and fourth place.
Maybe, but I doubt it will be so simple. There are not one, not two, but three further open source mobile operating systems which have significant
…continue reading Not just a four-horse race: three new mobile operating systems joining the fray
The Eclipse Foundation has announced a new working group, called LocationTech.
What is it? There is only one project currently, called LocationTech Technology.
Here is what it covers:
LTT projects provide artifacts such as libraries, user interfaces, and methodology logic that enable location aware applications and services. The nature of this work is scoped as
…continue reading LocationTech: a new Eclipse working group for location technologies
Google has revised the terms of the Android SDK license agreement so that users must now agree not to fragment Android by deriving other SDKs from Google’s official offering. In fact, you now have to agree not to fragment Android in any way as a condition of using the Android SDK.
The key clauses
…continue reading Google fights Android fragmentation with new SDK terms
Adobe’s Roy Fielding, who is also the original author of the W3C’s Tracking Preference Expression draft, has patched Apache, the open source web server, to ignore the Do Not Track header sent by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10, the browser in Windows 8:
Under the heading “Apache does not tolerate deliberate abuse of open standards,”
…continue reading Adobe’s Roy Fielding patches Apache to ignore IE10 Do Not Track privacy request
On Adobe’s Tools and Services page there is an intriguing remark about the company’s plans for a code editor. “We think there’s a need for a different type of code editor – we’re working on something and will have more to share soon.”
That something is Brackets, a code editor written in HTML and
I attended The Monki Gras in London yesterday, a distinctive developer event arranged by the analyst firm RedMonk.
This was not only a developer event, with the likes of Andre Charland and Dave Johnson from the PhoneGap team at Adobe, Mike Milinkovich the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, and Jason Hoffman with Bryan
…continue reading How to brew better software: The Monki Gras in London
I cloned a github repository today, and while browsing the site noticed the language stats:
Adobe’s Damon Cooper, who runs the BlazeDS and Data Services team at Adobe, has posted about BlazeDS vs the paid-for Data Services.
It is a curious post, in that he simultaneously highlights new features coming in Data Services 4.6 while also giving a number of reasons not to use BlazeDS.
BlazeDS is the free and
…continue reading Adobe: no new features for open source BlazeDS data services
Embarcadero has posted its first update for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2. Whether this shows commendable responsiveness, or that that the original release was buggy and premature, is a matter for debate.
Either way, the list of fixed bugs is extensive. There is also a copyright issue, since Embarcadero says – note use of that
…continue reading Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 gets its first update as Embarcadero confesses copyright issue