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Re: [tools] Mozilla documenting toolchains for Web apps dev

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:57:41 -0400
To: public-web-mobile@w3.org, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <etPan.534d6505.153ea438.5218@Marcoss-MacBook-Pro.local>


On April 15, 2014 at 12:38:36 PM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux (dom@w3.org) wrote:
> Hi,
>  
> We've discussed in the past how important getting good developer tools
> to develop Web apps was a critical component of getting them more widely
> adopted, esp. when native ecosystems provide comparatively good (and
> increasingly so) SDKs and development environments.
>  
> We have not made much progress in this space unfortunately; so it's
> interesting to watch what Mozilla has just started in this space:
> https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/04/powerful-tools-for-developing-web-apps/  
>  
> (documenting existing toolchains that developers have successfully used)
>  
> We may want to contribute to this, and also try to analyse what comes
> out of this documentation as potential standardized hooks that
> developers tools could benefit from.

A very impressive IDE is Montage Studio (just went into beta).  

http://montagestudio.com/

I guess this is as close to a real IDE the web has ever seen - and yes, it includes a code editor.... I think the whole thing is also written in HTML. It also embraces things like NPM for component distribution and automatically sets up projects on GitHub. From what I've seen, it's pretty awesome. 

Unfortunately, it lacks an offline story.... because AppCache, and service workers being a few years away.

 
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