One of the first comebacks that people who aren’t willing to let go of the desktop/notebook paradigm against iPad is that it’s just a consumption device and not one for creation. This is said despite the fact that iPad has awesome creativity apps like iMovie and Garageband as well as the complete iWorks suite of apps. It was only a matter of time that a full featured visual programming IDE has not arrived to the iPad in the form of Codify.
Apple released Xcode 4.1 on the Mac App Store on Wednesday.
Previously, the application was available to users for a one-time fee of $4.99 from the Mac App Store, or if they had a developer account they could download it for free from the Developers Center.
- Interface Builder support for Auto Layout and new Aqua controls such as NSPopover
- Full screen support in workspace, project, and organizer windows
- Project modernization to identify and resolve out of date build settings
- Behaviors can be customized and assigned to unique key bindings
- Source control enhancements to pushing, pulling, and management of remote servers
- Assistant editor support for display of generated assembly and preprocessed output
- Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
Yesterday, Apple announced their new App Store development agreement and guidelines that ease the number of restrictions on App Store app development which also includes a relaxed policy on third party development tools. In response to this change, Adobe has mentioned that they will again start working on for their Packager for iPhone tool in Flash Professional CS5 which will allow developers to export their Flash projects in native iOS format.
Calling all Windows Phone 7 developers! Great news for you all. Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP has been refreshed and now works with Visual Studio 2010 RTM! This means that you can now install the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP – April Refresh along with Visual Studio 2010 RTM to work on your apps.
ZuneBoards has proudly announced that they have successfully hacked ZuneHD and its previous versions. This is not the first hack but it is described as the “the first true hack” available for Zune.
Novell has a working version of Mono called MonoTouch for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad which lets you create C# and .NET applications for the platform with .NET bindings for native iPhone APIs. It integrates with XCode, so .NET developers can easily work on creating stunning apps for the iPhone. Seems as if Novell is trying to repeat the same strategy for Android with MonoDroid. This was confirmed by Miguel de Icaza who works for Novell, on his blog:
Visual Studio 2010, currently at release candidate status, will finally be launched on April 12, at DevConnections 2010 in Las Vegas. The Visual Studio Conference & Expo will serve as the launching pad for the much awaited next generation of Microsoft’s IDE which will support development for Windows 7, SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Windows Azure, Silverlight 4, WPF and other products ( probably Windows Phone 7 Series as well) . The launch event will span over 3 days and feature keynotes from greats such as Bob Muglia, President of Server and Tools Business and Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of .NET Developer Platform. The launch event will also have sessions by speakers from the industry on topics such as Silverlight, WPF, WF, WCF, Application Lifecycle Management, .NET 4.0, ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX, ASP.NET MVC and many more.
Windows Phone 7 Series development documents leaked – development in XNA and Silverlight, multitasking available<Date: 2010-02-18> <Category: Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone> 5 Comments
There are always a bunch of leaks after Microsoft successfully demonstrates a new product which was previously kept under covers. We’ve seen this pattern with Windows 7, Office 2010, Project Natal and now with Windows Phone 7 Series. XDA-Developers have gotten their hands on a couple of confidential development documents for Windows Phone 7 Series which answer some of our questions about the development platform as well as multitasking.
Visual Studio 2010, the latest version of Microsoft’s IDE with a new improved UI built using WPF and tools for Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010 development has already been delayed. Originally slated for 22nd March, the release was delayed to performance issues. The latest launch date has been set for April 12, 2010. Appropriately, Microsoft has delivered a release candidate build for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 framework. It is currently available for download to MSDN subscribers while it will be available for public download on 10th February.