Wednesday, 28 November 2012

ICE appears - the integrated cloud environment

I have long been a proponent of integrated development environments like Cloud9 which allow cloud app development via the browser. Now out of private beta we have Icenium from the well-respected Telerik stable.

Icenium Mist allows development of cross-platform iOS and Android apps using only HTML5, CSS and JavaScript and your Github repos. Development and testing can be done from any Internet-connected machine running modern browsers. Also available is the Icenium Graphite Windows desktop development environment working to the same cloud backend.

The ice on the cake comes in the invention of a new term for this type of development - ICE, the integrated cloud environment. Long overdue.