Posted Oct 5, 2012 12:19 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: XDC2012: Programming languages for X application development
Parent article: XDC2012: Programming languages for X application development
Exactly, I thought grand-parent was pining for Android tools too. The upside is that the layout design tool uses Eclipse and so it is tightly integrated with your code. The biggest downside is exactly the same: a monolithic IDE is a bit hard to use for graphical designers, and these days it hurts a little bit when people drive me away from my vim. (Also when those damn kids get close to my lawn, and likewise when the weather changes, but so it is with age.)
The idea is cool though, and much easier to use than HTML content creation tools (like e.g. Coda + Chrome). Often it is easier to touch the underlying XML file than delve in the endless lists of attributes, and the visual interface can do weird things; but you get to see the results of the tinkering in almost real time, and both options (graphical and text editing) are available.
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