Continuous gives you the power of a traditional desktop .NET IDE – full C# 6 and F# 4 language support with semantic highlighting and code completion – while also featuring live code execution so you don’t have to wait around for code to compile and run. Continuous works completely offline so you get super fast compiles and your code is secure.
Continuous gives you access to all of .NET’s standard library, F#’s core library, all of Xamarin’s iOS binding, and Xamarin.Forms. Access to all of these libraries means you won’t be constrained by Continuous – you can write code exactly as you’re used to.
It’s absolutely baffling neither Apple nor Microsoft made this application. While I doubt this will suddenly make tablet-doubters such as myself take tablets seriously as the future of computing, it’s exactly these kinds of applications that can really show what a platform is capable of. I’d love for applications like this to prove me wrong when it comes to the future of tablets.
Another app I must try! Too bad it’s mostly .net; I never was a huge fan of .net, though I do like the C# language.
I do wonder if Apple are beginning to go this way as well, what with Swift Playgrounds. It’s only a small start compared to this, but it may indicate something. Time will tell. I for one hope it does.
I know I’m speaking in unfair generalities, but it would seem the behemoths (looking at you, Apple and Micro$oft) are more into building walled gardens than boundary-crossing bridges. In fact, history shows that both are best suited to poaching ideas from actual innovators (looking at you, former Xerox PARC).