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What, exactly, is “native” development?

RemObjects Blogs – Some developers, mostly those tied to unmanaged languages such as C++ or Delphi, define nativeness as compiling directly to the byte code expected by the physical CPU. That’s certainly one way to look at it, but we think it’s imprecise, and doesn’t take into account the full picture and the complexity of today’s software systems. Consider this for example: if you compile an application for x86, and the run it on a x64 CPU – is that really “native”? Arguably not. CPU-native, unmanaged code, is becoming less and less relevant these days, and we believe ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? marc @ 2012-04-19 16:38

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