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[5]: Hi Google
by Kochise on Sat 18th May 2013 20:18 UTC 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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RE[6]: Hi Google
by thegman on Sat 18th May 2013 20:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Hi Google"
thegman Member since:
2007-01-30

I agree 100% about Turbo C etc. Unfortunately for tablet fans though, whilst the technology is more than capable of anything we could do with a computer 10 years ago, there is more money/mindshare/"strategy" in the trivial apps and games, and not programming tools.

As attractive as many of these tablets are, whether we like it or not, they are artificially restricted in a way that our 386s (or Acorns, Amigas etc.) were not.

10 years ago companies worked on making their computers do as much as possible with the technology they had. Now they spend time removing and limiting capabilities.

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RE[6]: Hi Google
by dalingrin on Sat 18th May 2013 21:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Hi Google"
dalingrin Member since:
2009-03-12

"A bit more polished"
The two aren't even comparable. I personally think $10 is a little much also but considering AIDE essentially has no competition I'm not surprised by the price.


It would be neat if Google made a full IDE and debugger for Android on Android. The lost productivity of using such a small screen without even being able to have more than one window open at a time limits developing on a tablet to not much more than a novelty. Google has far more important things they need to improve.

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