September 28, 2012

Adobe Releases New HTML5 Developer Kit

If there is one way to tell just how popular HTML5 is getting these days, it would be by looking at the number of companies that are making a move to work more dynamically with the technology. More and more companies are making it easier for other people to work with this programming language as well. Intelis just one company that has been pushing people toward HTML5 with its developer toolset. Now Adobe (NewsAlert) has launched its own Web developer suite that is heavy on integration with HTML5.

Even Adobe has been trying to move people away from the flash applications that are so prevalent on the desktop, but are unevenly distributed when it comes to mobile devices and straight up outlawed by Apple (News Alert). Earlier this week, Adobe showed off its new developer suite, named Edge Tools and Services. The suite has the original Edge, now called Edge Animate as well as six other tools. Edge Inspect will allow users to preview and debug sites on both desktop and mobile platforms. Edge Code is included in the suite and is a preview version of a code editor for HTML, CSS (NewsAlert) and JavaScript. Perhaps the most interesting part of this suite is something called PhoneGap. This tool will actually convert your Web apps into Android, iPhone and Microsoft (News Alert) Windows apps.

Danny Winokur, Adobe’s vice president and general manager of Interactive Development, recently spoke to the media and said the release of this particular suite isto “"advance what’s possible with HTML5 and associated technologies that have become instrumental to the modern Web." Winokur said that Adobe has been working on getting these creation tools up and running, but also making sure that there is an actual use for these types of programs. Adobe sees a real future with HTML5 and wants other companies to see that future as well. "One of the things that is important for us, and that we believe benefits the larger Web community, is to have the Web platform—what the browsers are capable of doing—become much more expressive."

The entire suite can be had for $49.99 a month, or users can get the different bits and pieces of the toolkit for smaller monthly payments.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend HTML5 Summit- a DEVCON5 Event, collocated with ITEXPO Austin 2012 taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at HTML Summit. Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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