microsoft's developer tools are a lot better and more mature than Apple's. they will let you write C code from VS so they won't lose any devs. all the middle tier environments are about saving developers money. Apple is crazy about taking that away since it will increase development time and financial risk and drive devs to android
So one of the languages in Visual Studio is C++ and I think you can compile C as well so I don't see how an announcement like this would break with the new iPhone Developer Agreement.
Yes. They need to learn to programme. Then they can write applications.
Apple is a control freak company. Nothing is impossible, but I would be completely floored if they gave up control of the development tools. Plus, what makes VS so good is language integration, particular with the .net managed languages. I doubt we're going to see c# on the iPhone and even if we did see an IronObj-C it would require the .net runtime on the iPhone.
Didn't say "VS for Mac". Rather, it was VS creating apps for Mac but writing it all in Windows. I don't see VS running on a Mac.
Doesn't anyone read these forums i've posted the answer three times now....this is what its about
Posted by BR Lawyer yesterday (on news of Apple surpassing MS market cap):
Yesterday, 06:30 PM #8
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Currently in Switzerland
So who's got the last laugh now, Winblows droids? Have you got enough crow? I have been saying this for a LONG time, that Apple would surpass MS SOONER than later!
So now is the perfect occasion for all MS fanboys to stop infesting this forum and spreading their FUD.
MS IS DEAD. AND SO IS GOOGLE.
Sent from my wonderful iPad!
P.s.: Tks for the news, Apple; today is my B-day..!
It includes CF and CoreGraphics ports if I recall correctly, but neither of those are Cocoa. There's no ObjC code in Safari for Windows.Webkit is (and always has been) written in cross platform C++. Certainly, Webkit could be considered "most of safari".
However, the user interface parts of Safari are still a pretty big chunk of code, and that code is written in Cocoa. To run on Windows, Safari uses a Windows port of several core Cocoa frameworks. If you don't believe me, just take a look at the DLLs that ship with Windows Safari.
Wait a weekWhile XCode is improving, it still lacks and doesn't contain functionality that I'd expect from a modern IDE. For example, you can't debug Unit Tests without going through hoops in XCode, yet, for a looooooong time, this has been possible in other IDEs, such as Eclipse.
Anyone who has used Eclipse can tell you what XCode lacks. XCode isn't that stable either - I regularly get errors and asked if I want to exit XCode.
XCode does the job - but could be a lot better.
They compiled their MS Office for Mac applications with their own VC++ compiler. At least the PowerPC versions.Sheesh, I'm feeling old!
I guess I am the only one that remembers, though I didn't actually use the functionality, that Microsoft dev tools have targeted Mac before. Visual C++ 2.x could target 68000, and 4.2 could do PPC.
Welcome back to the early to mid 90's !
There have always been whispers (albeit quiet) Yellow Box lives as a secret project. This may be less credible if their wasn't a precedent. Everyone had assumed Apple/NeXT had forgotten all about the NeXTSTEP version which compiled for x86. That was until about 5 years ago.