Ten heavy-duty programming apps for the iPad
From hard-core development environments to remote consoles, these iPad apps put powerful programming features at developers' fingertips
By Martin Heller | InfoWorld | Published: 15:02, 17 January 2014
When the iPad was introduced, most pundits opined that it might be nice for reading online, but it would never be useful for creating content, much less doing real work. Yet, here we are, a short while later, with 10 meaningful iPad apps for developers, ranging from hard-core development environments to remote consoles.
Without an external keyboard (of which many are for sale), you lose screen space to the soft keyboard when entering text, though using the iPad in Portrait mode minimizes the amount of space you sacrifice. The good news about using the on-screen keyboard with several of the apps listed is that the apps provide worthwhile enhancements, such as the on-screen equivalent of a TrackPoint joystick.