Linked by fran on Sat 18th May 2013 01:38 UTC
General Development Appfour added, among other features, C/C++ support to its new version of AIDE. From Android-IDE, "Now you can write parts of your app or your whole app in C/C++ on your device. AIDE supports the Standard Android NDK toolchain (GCC 4.6 + Bionic, STL, ...). No changes are necessary if you want to build an app developed on a PC with Eclipse. C/C++ development is fully integrated: Build errors appear in the error list and files can easily be navigated to with Go to file. The editor supports C/C++ syntax highlighting."
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RE[2]: Hi Google
by thegman on Sat 18th May 2013 12:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Hi Google"
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Depends on where you are in the world really, in the UK $10 will buy you about half a pizza from Dominos, so in that regard $10 is extremely cheap. For those in other parts of the world $10 will of course be a bit of a stretch.

I suppose though, if you can afford a decent Android tablet to run it, you can probably afford $10 for this software.

My experience of AIDE is that it is an extremely competent bit of software, it was very slow on my device, but that was a pretty crappy device anyway. I would imagine on a good modern Transformer or something, AIDE would be great fun and well worth the $10.

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RE[3]: Hi Google
by Kochise on Sat 18th May 2013 15:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Hi Google"
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I'd pay 10 bucks if my Nexus 7 would be completely supported (high DPI, Tegra 3, nVidia GPU, integrated debugger and profiler, etc...) for in-situ coding.

Otherwise for a half-featured IDE, I'd pay 3 or 4$, max. Considering Eclipse, Android SDK/NDK, nVidia Tegra SDK, etc... are free and more featured.

We're dealing with CPU running at 1 GHz min, 512 MB or 1 GB mem, GB of storage. I recall working on Borland's TurboC / Turbo Debugger on 66 MHz 486's with 16 MB of memory.

Just to point out the obvious. That's why I'm pretty disappointed to notice such a drawback. What's the next step, punch cards as high level language ?


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RE[4]: Hi Google
by thegman on Sat 18th May 2013 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Hi Google"
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Sure, many IDE/SDKs are free, for many reasons, mostly that they are funded from places other than direct sales, i.e. all the ones you mention are. Eclipse by IBM, Google, and others.

The problem comes that when you don't have a massive corporate sponsor, you either develop for the love of it, you stick in ads, or you get people to pay for it.

Developing for the love of it is great until the love goes away and you're left with a chore. Ads are of course annoying, and you barely make any money unless you have huge volumes. Then what's left is to charge for it, and $10 really is a tiny amount of money in first world nations.

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