New review on! Not just any cloud, Cloud9 IDE development.Have some great news for developers. Those of you (like me) have been having a fun time writing code for PHP using XAMPP as an APACHE web server on your laptop or desktop. Also I have been using Notepad++ as my IDE development for PHP code. Don’t get me wrong, this combination has everything that you need to develop code and it does a pretty good job. Well one problem is you have to have your desktop or laptop at your side to do the work. Or how about people that have a iPad, no can do until now.

What I have just found is a new product that uses the clouds on the internet. It is called Cloud9 IDE. Once you start using it, you may find that getting your workload done has just become lighter. I don’t mean lighter as doing the programming for you, but lighter because you can basically leave the laptop at home and take the iPad or iPhone. Now I don’t know about you but carrying a 17″ laptop is heavy after 15 minutes. Why not take your iPhone or iPad?Cloud9 is a website that is runned on cloud based computing with a full fledged IDE for program development. It covers (not sure exactly) Python, PHP and Java for a start. It allows you to create a project, and then develop code and test it on line in a browser, all done online. Once the code checks out, you can download it to your computer. It’s like having all the tools that I use on my laptop on the web. I have been runing tests developing code on Cloud9 on the web, and then copied the code to my XAMPP server and it runs like a champ.

I even called it up on my iPhone and it works just great!. Now imagine this, I can run the program on the web and by using Apple TV to my 40″ screen, I have now a 40″ monitor with a 40″ development IDE while sitting in the living room! Now how can you beat that! Or better still, if you have a iPad, you can now develop software on the iPad over the web, or on any other tablet that has web access! With Cloud9 this is now possible!

So now you know why I’m so excited about this new product! I highly recommend this to any developer, because it will make your work as a more enjoyable experience anywhere (on a vacation, plane, boat, train, car, bus  …. )!

I just had to post this because it falls under my idea as using my phone as a portable computer. I just tried a app that does just that. It is called AlwaysOnPC, and believe me it is just that. Since I used Office on my PC, it would be nice to be able to use Office on my phone. Well the phone does have the same type of apps but there is always something that isn't quite right. Well anyway the app above is running on the web and it looks like a PC running on Linux. It has the full complement of Office software and it's just about everything. It is a new form of Office called Office365. It allow you to develop Office docs on this online PC and store them on Dropbox. So you need to complete a doc on your PC while away from your desk or laptop computer? Just copy to Dropbox and when on the road, transfer to your online PC and continue working on it ON YOUR PHONE! When finished, save to Dropbox and it's ready to load on your laptop. There is also games online, utilities and other software, browse the Internet and so on just like you have a PC! It also responds to my Bluetooth keyboard very well on my phone. if you are like me and use your phone as a computer, this will make it a portable tablet computer! It only costs $19.95 to buy and it is well worth it. I give it 5 stars!


bsmconnect Game Developer Site

I have some great news! I have just started a game development site on It will carry news, software reviews, programming tips, and training. This site may also carry topics from The Mobile iPhone Gamer site that I run on Blogspot. The easiest way to get to the site on this site is to go to the topic navigation listing, and it will be under the game development selection. There you can get more information. Hope to hear from you!


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