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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft TouchDevelop Now Runs in a Browser 2

occasional_dabbler writes: The TouchDevelop programming environment, which has been available on Windows Phone for some time, lets you create apps in a simple and easy way. It has just been released as a web app (preview)

Your scripts can remain on your own device or account, or you can publish them for others to download, run and modify. You can even write full apps for publishing in the Windows store.

The list of supported browsers makes interesting reading: Obviously IE10 is there so you can code on your shiny new Surface, but iOS, Android and Chrome browsers? Write code on your iPad or Chromebook but for Microsoft products!

Not all APIs are yet implemented in the web app, it is only a preview at the moment, but it's free to use and has examples and tutorials that make it easy to get started with

Microsoft

Submission + - Surface Sold Out (webpronews.com) 1

occasional_dabbler writes: Microsoft's Surface RT tablets went on pre-sale recently. The cheapest version on the US store ($499) is already sold out and is on back order

http://surface.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/Content/pbpage.Surface?ESICaching=off

The pricier versions are still available for the early delivery and all of them are still available in UK.

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