Chapter 1. Development Tools

Unlike native iPhone application development, web application development doesn't require a specific integrated development environment (IDE). As long as you have an editor that can save to plain text, you're OK. Likewise, the primary front-end web developer's tool, the web browser, exists in all shapes, is well known, and is easily available.

Being free doesn't necessarily mean being reckless, and in your development process, you'll want all the software usefulness you can get. This first chapter aims to help you build an efficient working environment while assuring we have a common background from the beginning of our iOS adventure.

The Source Editor

There are plenty fabulous editors out there—open source and proprietary, ...

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