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March 5, 2014  9:00 AM

SAP’s Curious Browser-based Development Tool



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Development Tools

Choosing the right tools for mobile development can be difficult if you don't know where to look. It can be just as trying if you look in all the right places but only find snippets of information you must string together on your own. SAP offers a browser-based tool for mobile app development...

January 20, 2014  4:49 PM

Developing for the Box.com Platform



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Cloud Services, Development Tools

boxBox.com is an enterprise platform that offers a robust API for developers to create apps for...


December 31, 2013  4:08 PM

Cloud Development Tool Wishlist for 2014



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Cloud Services, Development Tools, Productivity, Website Development

Cloud-based development tools have improved during 2013. Codenvy is among the leaders in browser-based code editors making huge strides through the year. Improvements seen this year can only mean next year's best cloud IDE will be even better. To help with these future improvements, I offer my...


November 30, 2013  11:55 PM

Cloud Computing for Kids



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Development Tools, Scratch

The cloud-based version of Scratch was released in March 2013. The M.I.T. team behind

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November 30, 2013  11:14 PM

Hey, you missed a bracket! Real-time pair programming and collaboration with Floobits



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Development Tools

Floobits is a real-time remote pair programming tool that can connect you with your collaborators from the comfort of your desktop IDE or from the browser. The concept is similar to the collaboration editor found at


November 30, 2013  5:22 PM

The Most Compelling Cloud-based Tools of 2013



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Cloud Services, Development Tools, Productivity

Tis the season of thankfulness, kindness, and the everlasting joy of code editing right from the browser. I am thankful for every hour spent creating these magnificent tools from which I have taken many screen shots and tested on multiple occasions. Your functions, be them many or few, I find...


November 30, 2013  4:47 PM

Wolfram Language Coming to the Cloud



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Cloud Services, Development Tools

Stephen Wolfram announced a new symbolic programming language in mid-November. The Wolfram Language is a general-purpose...


October 21, 2013  2:25 PM

Quantum Computing in the Cloud



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Development Tools

You may have already read of Bristol University's Quantum processor and it's newly opened schedule of computing time. In September, the UK university began accepting requests for time on its cloud-based quantum computer dubbed


October 13, 2013  6:06 PM

Real-time CSS/HTML Collaboration with CSS Deck



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Development Tools, Productivity, Training, Website Development

CSS & HTML are my two favorite web languages. Separating structure from design is one of my favorite features of the pair. During the early 2000s I was learning bits of html. Learning table markup was one of the most boring aspects of my studies. I soon learned about the magical separation of...


September 30, 2013  10:45 PM

Develop Apps for Microsoft Office From Your Browser



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Development Tools, Mobile Development, Office Productivity

I guess we've made the switch. All computer applications are now called "apps", according to Microsoft (it seems). You too can develop apps for Microsoft Office without leaving your browser. You'll be working with Office 360 using a development tool called Napa.


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