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News about Development Environments
  • Android 4: Developers praise the new UI and APIs

    Early returns on the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-unveils-whats-new-in-android-4-ice-cream-sandwich-176549">Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"</a> software development kit have developers praising the unified perspective and capabilities of the Google mobile OS -- but their ability to test new apps is constrained by the lack of Android 4 devices, which also limits the market for apps that use the new OS.

  • Visual Studio 2011: Developers' first reactions

    With Microsoft readying a beta version of Visual Studio 11, the next major upgrade to the company's IDE, developers are interested in HTML5 backing as well as in basic functional fixes. Visual Studio 11, available as a developer preview since last month, is set to feature accommodations for the upcoming <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/windows-8-and-microsofts-big-gamble-173211">Windows 8</a> OS, as well as the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/making-sense-microsofts-azure-718">Windows Azure cloud computing platform</a>, along with capabilities such as code cloning and enhanced unit testing. No release date is yet scheduled.

Features about Development Environments
  • The rise of Cloud-based IDEs

    Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs