Microsoft is enabling its LightSwitch tool to render HTML5. This was announced by the company officials during the Day 1 keynote at its TechEd North America conference. LightSwitch, codenamed “KittyHawk,” is a rapid-application-development (RAD) tool targeted at fledgling coders interested in building business applications. Microsoft has positioned LightSwitch as a way to build business applications for the desktop, the Web and the cloud.
Mary Jo Foley, in her blog asserts that it’s a tool that relies on pre-built templates to make building applications easier for non-professional programmers. The Softies, while explaining the choice of final name for the product, announced it’s so easy, it’s like flipping a switch.
The second version of LightSwitch is in beta, along with the rest of Visual Studio 2012. Microsoft for quite a while was planning to integrate HTML5 support into Visual Studio so that HTML output would be supported in some way. On June 11, Microsoft revealed that this capability is coming via LightSwitch.
To read the complete blog visit: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-adds-html5-output-support-to-its-lightswitch-tool/12900