Bossie Awards 2012: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks in editors, IDEs, frameworks, and other tools programmers use
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The best open source application development tools

That old debate -- native app or Web? -- has gathered new steam in the wake of the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Then again, maybe not, thanks to a number of mobile development tools that let you build with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and still tap native features. Elsewhere, new tools and libraries as well as old (but not dusty!) standbys are bringing new levels of power and ease to both native coding and Web development (look, Ma, no plug-ins!).

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