Tuesday, June 30, 2009

iPhone programming might be getting a whole lot easier

The mono project has announced MonoTouch. MonoTouch is Mono for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Applications writen with MonoTouch work and non-jailbroken phones, and can be submitted to the app store.

See Miguel's blog for additional details. According to the comments, a beta should be released in August.

Time to start brushing up my C# skills.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Guido just doesn't get windows programming

Among the blogs I follow is that of Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python. Mostly they are interesting but his latest one (IronPython in Action and the Decline of Windows) is a large pile of wtf. Apparently programming windows apps is tedious and gui creation requires many lines of code. Even more surprising to me, web apps are far easier to create.

Wow, apparently he has never heard of delphi, visual studio or any of the other gui editors that have been about since at least the mid 80s. The last time I laid a gui out in code, other than for eductational purposes, would have been about 1986. I have no desire to do it again either.