Developer Break: XAML for Windows RT, using Mercurial with Perforce
Developer Break – catch up on the smaller but important notes for developers, from libraries to APIs and from people to postings. This week: XAML development for Windows RT, Cubetto for iPhones, two new projects from GitHub, Mercurial support in Perforce, IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition and a cloud-based music and sound effects API.
- ComponentOne has released a new application for Windows developers. Currently in beta, Studio for WinRT XAML provides tools to build applications for distribution in the Windows Store. The tool focuses on developing with XAML for the new Windows Runtime in Windows 8.
- Version 2.0 of semture's Cubetto iPad application has been released. The new version now also supports viewing and editing of business process models on iPhones.
- Project collaboration service GitHub has unveiled two new projects for the development of iOS applications: Mantle is a modelling tool for Objective-C, while Rebel provides a framework for app development.
- The recently announced Git support in Perforce is now apparently also usable with Mercurial. The Hg-Git-Connector, which was developed by the Mercurial community, reportedly allows users of Mercurial to make use of Git Fusion.
- The newly released IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition includes adapters for HP ALM, JIRA and Git. Data sharing between these is accomplished with Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC).
- The Lazarus IDE for the FreePascal Compiler is now available as version 1.0.2; this includes a significant number of bug fixes over Lazarus 1.0, which was released at the end of August.
- Ryan Seddon has provided developers with a test bed for Mozilla's Sweet.js that works right in the browser. Users can write their own Sweet.js macros and try them out on the site with the push of a button.
- Music processing and analysis company zplane has announced a free-of-charge beta version of sonicAPI.com which provides cloud-based access to audio effects and processing engines for music files. These can be used in web and mobile applications and provide "professional grade audio technology".