MontaVista - Jul 22, 2010Newest release of the Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) provides embedded Linux platform and application developers the tools required to deliver innovative products to market
An annual survey released by the Eclipse Foundation, which oversees development of the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE), shows that 32.7 percent of respondents use Linux as their primary desktop development system, an increase of almost six points from 2009.
In my company, the policy is to work as much as possible on a central Citrix server. Recently we started Android development and created a development environment for it using Eclipse. With one developer on the server everything is fine, but when multiple developers are working on the server, we seem to share emulators and physical devices. We have the impression that Eclipse becomes less stable.
IDE or Integrated Development Environment provides a sophisticated development environment with lot of features and automation of various boring tasks (although I’m not sure about that – IDE itself is very boring).
If you’ve ever been interested in Android development, Fedora is a great operating system to install on your computer – there are loads of developmental tools available for programmers of all types. With a bit of effort, you can get a very nice Android development environment set up in Fedora (Heisenberg, the latest version, works wonderfully).