(SAN FRANCISCO) Samsung says the wait is over for a web-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that makes development easier and faster. Alongside Codenvy, Samsung Electronics officially unveiled Samsung ARTIK IDE Powered by Eclipse Che during the keynote opening address of the Samsung Developer Conference 2016 on April 27th. Workshops were also available for users to try it out for themselves during the two-day conference in San Francisco.
This professional and free toolset allows developers to use it in building, deploying and managing applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). It is reportedly the first IoT to be built upon an open source IDE platform.
Explained by Tyler Jewell, Eclipse Che project lead, “Samsung Artik has opened its doors to the large community built around Eclipse IDEs, bringing more users to its growing set of developer tools.”
In addition to the ARTIK IDE toolset being free to use and redistribute, developers have the ability to download and install it on their desktop or set it up on their own as a server. As an extensible platform, developers can also customize the toolset with their own extensions.
As well, Samsung boasts about the product’s deployment and versioning, saying developers have the ability to transition applications over to production with ease and the use of version control and modules. With open source community and support, developers also have the ability to utilize the Eclipse Che community for help in troubleshooting, plus generating new ideas and coming up with best practices. Finally, with a no-installation browser, the toolset allows for development to happen from anywhere, including the cloud, desktop or even embedded within the device itself.
While designed to make it useful for professional developers, the company maintains makers and hobbyists can use it, too. Anyone using ARTIK 5 or ARTIK 10 has it accessible, usable with Windows, Linux or Mac.
The Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco offers the opportunity for builders, creators and developers to join in discussing and showcasing the newest technology, as well as the future of innovations. It brings together the latest in IoT, VR, mobile, wearables and more, all aimed at improving the connectivity of the future.