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[3]: Hi Google
by Kochise on Sat 18th May 2013 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hi Google"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

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 ?

Kochise

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RE[4]: Hi Google
by thegman on Sat 18th May 2013 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Hi Google"
thegman Member since:
2007-01-30

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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RE[5]: Hi Google
by Kochise on Sat 18th May 2013 20:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Hi Google"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

It's not because the price tag of 10$ is affordable in the first world that I'm gonna throw them into nothingness.

While I do approve that AIDE is a bit more polished than Mr Lee's alternative, his is... well let me count... more than 6 times less expensive (1.50$ vs. 10$) for similar functionalities.

So unless AIDE provides really better usability, debuggability, etc... I'll sadly refuse the offer, without denying its positive point nonetheless. That's why I said 3-4$ would be a more fair bargain.

I spoke about TurboC/debugger that were fit for 386 era. We're 15/20 years ahead and cannot offer similar performances/functionalities and that's a shame. Google should address this issue because, especially tablets, nowadays, are ready to perform in-situ coding, by far.

Otherwise, what's those CPU/GPU, high res screens, bluetooth keyboards for ?

Kochise

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