• Microsoft cross-platform dev tools

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Wed Apr 29 21:42:47 2015
    Microsoft has made some interesting announcements regarding their next version of Visual Studio (2015). Microsoft has announced that they will allow Apple iPhone/iPad apps and Android apps to be built for Windows: http://tcrn.ch/1JaMkXR

    It sounds like Visual Studio 2015 will also allow developers to create apps for
    iPhone/iPad and Android apps using C#:
    http://bit.ly/1IpFK1w

    This is interesting news. It's pretty cool, but I wonder if Microsoft will end
    up shooting themselves in the foot by doing this. IBM did something similar in
    the 90s by allowing OS/2 to run Windows 3.1 apps. Many software developers decided to just create Windows apps, since Windows was more popular.

    Microsoft seems to be getting more and more cross-platform with their development tools. I've also heard that Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio to
    Linux and Mac:
    http://mashable.com/2015/04/29/visual-studio-code/

    Nightfox

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  • From Tracker1@VERT to Nightfox on Wed May 27 00:26:25 2015
    This is interesting news. It's pretty cool, but I wonder if Microsoft will end up shooting themselves in the foot by doing this. IBM did something similar in the 90s by allowing OS/2 to run Windows 3.1 apps. Many software developers decided to just create Windows apps, since Windows was more popular.

    They kind of have to do this if they want to stay relevant... They've lost a lot of developer mindshare over the years, and it'll be a long way to get back

    Microsoft seems to be getting more and more cross-platform with their development tools. I've also heard that Microsoft is bringing Visual
    Studio
    to Linux and Mac:
    http://mashable.com/2015/04/29/visual-studio-code/

    VS Code is *NOT* Visual Studio ... it's a decent text editor (same core that Atom uses), but it's a far cry from the features that VS offers as a whole... though getting better TS/JS support in an editor. I tried it for a few days, and went back to sublime... I just don't like how the file switching works in that editor for "tabs". It was a better experience than when I'd tried Brackets and Atom in the past though.
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    http://tracker1.info/

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