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Daily Dose: Apple Releases Final Version of Xcode 4 IDE

03.10.2011
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Xcode 4 is ready for action!  This version of Apple's popular IDE is sleeker and more refined than its predecessor.  Xcode editing tools and Interface Builder are consolidated into a single application.  The Assistant feature anticipates which files you will need to access as you edit your code.  When you edit a new derived class, the Assistant feature provides the code for the inherited class. A Gold Master version was released on the 3rd of this month, and the final version was made available on 3/10. 

Polarion Mylyn Connector Release

A new Polarion Mylyn Connector is available, providing direct access to the Polarion Wiki bug tracking and Polarion Track, wiki collaboration and version control solution.  The connector also allows for users to access Polarion ALM from inside of Eclipse.  Tasktop pro can be used as  portal for reviewing Polarion stories, defects, and tasks directly from the desktop.  Time tracking reports, work records, and revision history are supported by the new Polarion Mylyn Connector. A free 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

New Cyberduck 4.0 Works With Windows

A new version of the popular open-source Cyberduck File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client is available for download.  The new Cyberduck works on both OS X and Windows platforms. (Windows users must be running Windows XP or later.) Drag and drop file transfers create a smoother user experience.  Integration with cloud applications including (among others) Google Docs and Amazon S3, enables the users to create a more redundant, secure storage system. You can download Cyberduck 4.0 here.

Nimbula Announces A Free Cloud OS

Nimbula Director is one of the first in what will undoubtedly be a long line of cloud-based operating systems.  Partnering with Citrix Systems, Inc., Cloud Cruiser, enStratus, Opscode, Puppet Labs, and Scair;  Nimbula Director draws from a vast well of resources to create an easily-deployable, SaaS-style operating system.  The collaboration with Citrix Systems, Inc. paves the way for support from Citrix Xen Server and Citrix NetScaler.  This means that Nimbula Director possesses more powerful virtualization and networking capabilities than previously anticipated.

11 Useful Online Tools for Web Development

Online web development tools are useful, and, best of all, free! Thanks to Kevin Liew for this useful list. 

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