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RB Package Maker

RB Package Maker is an application for Real Studio developers who want to prepare their Apps for the Mac App Store. With it's new release 2.0, RB Package maker closes the gap for Cocoa applications. As of November 1st, Apple requires all new apps to be Cocoa compliant. RB Package maker makes the handling of Entitlements a snap. Click the rights needed for your application, and RB Package Maker signs the application bundle with this required entitlements. If your App is already in the Mac AppStore, you need to move support files like databases or data files from 'outside' the sandbox into the sandbox. RB Package Maker supports this as well and helps you to 'sandbox' all files your application needs. The new version supports: * Code signing * Sandbox Entitlement keys * Sandbox Migration of files * Correction of various data in Real Studio App Bundles (like Icon Name, PKG Name, Version format, PList data etc) * and finally Packaging. Especially the 'Sandboxing' part makes RB Package Maker one of the few, if not the only application of this kind, which fully automates the whole process for RB developers. This is all done with a couple of mouse clicks in one or two minutes. To get an idea of how it works, interested customers can watch a two-minute video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIyH_4ruNlY) demonstrating the process. The demo app is partly functional, as the final signing and packaging process is disabled.

Product:

RB Package Maker

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$18.95

Website:

http://www.bluecolin.com/rb/

CodeVue 1.0

LogicalVue Software, Inc. today announces the availability of CodeVue 1.0. CodeVue is a code snippet manager for Real Studio developers. CodeVue Features include: * Full syntax highlighting for the RealBasic language* Automatically saves and manages an unlimited amount of scripts * Support for script notes * Fully copy/paste capability * Automatically create new code snippet from clipboard contents

Product:

CodeVue 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$4.99 (introductory price on Mac App Store)

Website:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/codevue/id475421955?mt=12

Advanced Email Sockets Available

Infinity Data Systems is pleased to announce the release of advanced email sockets for Real Studio. A completely native solution, Infinity's sockets are based on four years of development on the MailForge email client. All three sockets, POP3, SMTP and IMAP, all go far beyond the built-in sockets, both in features and performance. Improvements include: - STARTTLS Support - UIDL Support - CRAM-MD5 Authorization (currently requires Einhugur plugins) - Improved Buffering (maintains performance when downloading large emails) - Improved ISP Compatibility. Sockets are available either encryped or open. Because Infinity's primary commercial application is an email client, licensees can be assured of ongoing support, improvements and updates.

Product:

Advanced Email Sockets

Platforms:

All

Price:

Single Socket: $50/$75 (closed/open); All Sockets: $125/$175 (closed/open)

Website:

http://infinitydatasystems.com/products/code/

FTC v2.4

True North Software has announced the release of version 2.4 of the Formatted Text Control (FTC). The FTC is a canvas-based control for Real Studio that allows you to instantly add word processing capabilities to your applications. The FTC features the following capabilities: - Four display modes including page, normal, edit, and single line - RTF support including picture support - A full range of paragraph and character styles - Picture and chart support - Custom object support for adding application specific items - Built in undo management - Many customization options to adapt the FTC to your application - Highly optimized code written in REAL Studio for maximum flexibility. The following features were added to version 2.4: - Added the methods changeToLowerCase, changeToUpperCase, changeToTitleCase to allow you change the case of selected text. These method support undo operations. You can also call them at the FTDocument level. - Updated the RTFParser code to the latest version 1.0.3. - Added support for RS2011R4. - Fixed a problem inserting plain text where tab characters were ignored. Tabs are now properly inserted into the text. - Fixed a problem with shift-select not properly selecting all the intended characters. - Fixed a couple of more problems with shift-arrow up and down selections. - Fixed scrollbar placement for Lion.

Product:

Formatted Text Control version 2.4

Platforms:

All

Price:

$150 (for unencrypted source)

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/formattedtextcontrol

Studio Stable Database 2.3

Studio Stable Database (SSD) for Real Studio fulfills the promise of creating database applications that scale from a single user to a small group to a large number of users. SSD is the right starting point for your database application. This release makes all the previously "paid" servers available in the "free" version. You can develop with them and deploy them without payment. Source code is available for an annual fee.

Product:

Studio Stable Database 2.3

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free (database); $200/year (Server Club)

Website:

http://StudioStable.com/Database

Registration Open for Real World 2012

Real Software, creator of object-oriented, cross-platform software development tools for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and the web, announced that registration for Real World, the Real Studio User Conference, is now open. The conference is scheduled to take place at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida on May 24-25, 2012. Real World is the definitive event for anyone that wants to get the most out of Real Studio. This conference will feature multiple session tracks with valuable breakout sessions that are presented by Real Studio engineers, users and experts. "Real World is where the Real Studio community comes together," commented Bob Keeney, a longtime Real Studio User and Vice-President of the Association of Real Studio Professionals. "At Real World you can learn more about Real Studio, network with other Real Studio consultants and developers, and find developers to help you with the project you've been working on. You'll find no higher concentration of Real Studio geniuses on the planet!" Conference attendees who register during early registration (through December 2, 2011) will also receive a 30% discount coupon good for anything in the Real Software store.

Product:

Real World 2012

Platforms:

All

Price:

$500 (through Dec. 2, 2011); $600 (through March 10, 2012); $700 for late registration.

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/realworld

fp Plugin 4.8

fp Plugin 4.8 adds the ability to handle fractions to the function fpConvBase. Fractions can now be handled in any base. Using Bob Delaney's fp multi-precision engine, fp Plugin for Real Studio adds three new data types: BigInteger, BigFloat, and BigComplex. Except for available memory, there is no limitation on the size of a BigInteger. So you can multiply a 100 digit integer by another 100 digit integer giving the exact 200 digit integer. BigFloat is a multi—precision floating point number. You can set both the internal precision and the decimal output precision for BigFloat, with no limitation except for available memory. It might take awhile, but you can now calculate pi in a REALbasic program to a million decimal places, or more. The power of 10 for BigFloat can range from about -600,000,000 to +600,000,000 as compared to -308 to +308 for a Double. BigComplex is composed of two BigFloats, so it uses BigFloat precision. fp Plugin itself allows you to construct programs which can handle the three data types much like doubles and integers are handled. To a large extent the plugin's data types can be freely used with the +, -, *, and / operators, and can be used in comparisons. And most of REALbasic's functions have been overloaded to take the plugin's data types, where it makes sense to do so.

Product:

fp Plugin 4.8

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/fpPlugin.html

J4L-Barcode

J4L-Barcode for Real Studio is a set of pure real basic classes that can create the following barcodes types: - 1D barcodes (EAN13, UPCA, EAN128, code128, code39 and many more) - Datamatrix - QR code. Other barcode types will following shortly, also barcode recognition is planned. J4L components is devoted to developing software components since the year 2000. We create components for developers and the barcoding components are available in 8 programming languages. The user guide, demo version and pricing can be found at the J4L components site.

Product:

J4L-Barcode for Real Studio

Platforms:

All

Price:

Starting at $49 (depending on component and whether source code is included)

Website:

http://www.java4less.com/barcodesrealbasic/barcodesrealstudio.php

Storm 1.0

LogicalVue Software, Inc. announced today the availability of Storm 1.0, an object-relational mapping framework (ORM) for Real Studio developers that use SQLite (REALSQLDatabase). Using an ORM such as Storm allows you to simplify your database applications. Benefits include: * Access your database without using SQL * Map classes to your database tables without writing any code * Simply syntax * Relationships * Transaction management * Serialization and deserialization to XML * Optional SQL logging * Automatic processing of database schema updates.

Product:

Storm 1.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

$99 (introductory price)

Website:

http://storm.logicalvue.com/

Base Converter 4.0

Base Converter 4.0 now allows floating point numbers, such as 1.234e10000, to be converted. Base Converter converts an integer or non-integer string, including floating point strings, expressed in one base to an expression in another base. The allowed bases range from 2 to 65536. The length of the number is limited only by available memory. For example the number in base 10, 1.23456789e20000, converted to base 16 is 7.4A3882081b^40E1.

Product:

Base Converter 4.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/BaseConverter.html

K.A.T.T 1.2

KATT is a multimedia novelty app. It is a simple, yet fun program based off a certain car. KATT stands for Knight Advanced Technical Technician. KATT will play media files supported by Quicktime. Some of the visual candy include left and right 30 band visual EQ, power level, Mdometer (odometer), Scroller, Visualizer, and Voice box. KATT will automatically load files from your iTunes library or KATT's own folder. This version: Fixed a bug with deleted files, added a currently playing scroller, added a folder for KATT to scan and load music from automatically.

Product:

K.A.T.T 1.2

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://erockus.home.mchsi.com//Mac/katt.zip

Real Studio 2011R3

Real Software, creator of object-oriented, cross-platform software development tools for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and the web, announced the latest version of its flagship product, Real Studio. The new Real Studio 2011 Release 3 -- updating both the Web and Desktop Editions -- contains 70 improvements and 11 new features, including OS X Lion support and increased HTML5 GeoLocation capabilities. Additionally, the installation process for web applications has been streamlined with an improved CGI deployment option. OS X 10.7 Lion Support: Several improvements have been made for Lion, Apple's latest OS update, including support for high quality voices that are now used for text-to-speech capabilities. HTML5 GeoLocation Support: The WebDeviceLocation class now supports the following additional HTML5 GeoLocation features: Accuracy, Altitude, AltitudeAccuracy, Heading, Speed and TimeStamp. This significantly improves location-based capabilities within applications. Easier CGI Deployment: When building a web app, the CGI now has better file permissions to make it more likely they will be correct when the CGI is installed on the web server. This improves web app development efficiency and speeds the installation process.

Product:

Real Studio 2011R3

Platforms:

All

Price:

$995 (REAL Studio), $599 (Web), $299 (Pro), $99 (Personal for OSX/Win, free for Linux)

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

Data-On-Demand ListBox v.2.3.1

Kem Tekinay just updated Data-On-Demand ListBox to v.2.3.1. This is a minor update that replaces deprecated code like "NewMemoryBlock" with its modern replacements. The Data-On-Demand ListBox is a subclass of the native Real Studio ListBox and, as far as the end-user is concerned, will behave in the same way. The key difference for the programmer is that the Data-On-Demand ListBox does not store any data. Rather, it is a "virtual" ListBox that relies on you, the programmer, to provide data, row-by-row, as requested. As a result, the Data-On-Demand ListBox is much faster at populating thousands of rows and, because you maintain the data, does not require you to coordinate changes from the data in your database to the ListBox.

Product:

Data-On-Demand ListBox v.2.3.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

$50

Website:

http://www.mactechnologies.com/index.php?page=downloads#dod

Mini Popup Calendar 4.0

Mini Popup Calendar is a simple calendar with a reminder feature. The reminder feature will let you enter a message to be displayed on a certain date and time of your choosing. New in this version: Now a universal binary, Adding ghosting slider, and a minor internal change.

Product:

Mini Popup Calendar 4.0

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

Website:

http://erockus.home.mchsi.com/minicalendar.html

MKS Plugin 3.0

MKS Plugin for Real Studio allows you to construct programs which can handle numbers with units much like doubles and integers are handled. The basic MKS units are Meters, Kilograms, Seconds, Coulombs, Kelvin, Dollars, Angular units, Solid angle units, and Luminosity. Many other units can be used. Integer and fractional powers of units are allowed. (For physicists and engineers, MKS is a well-known abbreviation for Meters-Kilograms-Seconds.)

Product:

MKS Plugin 3.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/MKSPlugin.html

Mask-R-Aid 5.0

True North Software has announced the release of version 5.0 of Mask-R-Aid. Mask-R-Aid is a tool that simplifies the creation of icons by focusing on the creation of icon masks. If the edges of an icon are not blended properly with the background, then the icon will end up with rough looking edges. The focus of Mask-R-Aid is creating proper icon masks so that your icon will look great sitting on the desktop. Since Mask-R-Aid does all the work of creating the mask for you, it saves you a lot of time. In seconds you can have a completed icon! The following features were added to version 5.0: - Added 512 icon support. - Rewrote the UI to better handle larger icon sizes. - Improved drag and drop support. - Improved user guide. - Exported images now use the PNG image format. - Improved cut and paste capabilities. - Many other minor internal improvements. - Added support for the Mac App Store.

Product:

Mask-R-Aid 5.0

Platforms:

OSX (Mac App Store)

Price:

$20

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/maskraid

PageSector 2.0

PageSector the popular text viewing app has been updated to 2.0. PageSector is a prefect choice for a strategy guide for a game, some story you want to read, or any text file you have and would like to save your spot so you could come back to that point later. With PageSector its a breeze. New in this version are: * You can now rearrange the bookmarks in the section list. * Added Auto Bookmark * Fixed a section listbox issue. * Changed layout a bit. * Changed default font for a better suited one. * Changed font size to a better suited one. * Sector files generated and used by PageSector have been slightly adjusted. * The Sections (bookmarks) are now stored in ~/Documents/PageSector/Sections.

Product:

PageSector 2.0

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

N/A

Website:

http://erockus.home.mchsi.com/pagesector.html

SOLAR-UG: LA-area user group

The "South of Los Angeles Real User Group" (SOLAR-UG) kicked off this summer. Come check out the group if you're in the Los Angeles area!

Product:

SOLAR-UG—Los Angeles area user group

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://groups.google.com/group/solar-ug

Scroll and Zoom Canvas

This custom Canvas control is for displaying a large picture. You can scroll in the picture with the scrollbars, and zoom in/out with the mouse-wheel, keyboard shortcuts or zoom buttons. When dragging the mouse, it either creates a selection rectangle or drags the picture. Features: * Display a large picture * Double-buffered * Scroll around the picture * Zoom in/out (10% to 3200%) * Select a portion of the picture * Very fast rendering on Mac OS (less than 10 milliseconds) * Fast rendering on Windows (less than 10 milliseconds when drawing a selection box, less than 100 milliseconds when zooming and scrolling) * 100% Native Realbasic Code

Product:

Scroll and Zoom Canvas 1.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

20 Euro (85 Euro with source)

Website:

http://www.jeremieleroy.com/products.php#Scroll&ZoomCanvas

Decimal Plugin 3.0

Decimal Plugin 3.0 uses Bob Delaney's fp rather than the gmp multi-precision engine. This allows for a less restrictive license. This plugin adds a new number type, Decimal, to Real Studio. Decimal can handle big numbers whose size is only limited by available memory. Decimals can be freely mixed with Real Studio's numeric types. The Decimal type can exactly represent any finite decimal. One can think of a Decimal as two numbers (i, e), where i is an integer of any length, and e is of Integer type and is the exponent for base ten (i.e. (i, e) = i x 10^e). For example, 1.3 in the binary representation used by most computers is 1.010011001100110011... , where there are an infinite number of bits after the binary point. So, when represented by a double, the number is truncated to a finite number of bits and is an inexact representation of 1.3. For many purposes this is adequate, but for some calculations one needs a more accurate representation. One way to accomplish this is to have the computer remember a larger number of bits per number, hence all the available multi-precision libraries. But another way is to remember numbers in a decimal representation and do calculations essentially in decimal. Decimal Plugin implements the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in base ten. So if one does arithmetic operations, except for division, the results will be exact, regardless of the number of digits in the result. But for some Decimals division can give a result with an infinite number of decimal places which cannot be represented exactly by a Decimal. So one must limit the length of the integer i by specifying a decimal precision, an upper limit for the number of digits in the integer resulting from division. Decimal Plugin has two conversion functions which can handle the full 19 digits of a Currency variable. So one can do your calculations with the more accurate Decimal type, then change to the Currency type for its abilities.

Product:

Decimal Plugin 3.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/DecimalPlugin.html

PWStyleHTMLField 2.0

The PandaWare Company has released version 2.0 of its PWStyleHTMLField classes for Real Studio. The update offers significant improvements for creating email messages that contain non-ASCII text. Sending HTML emails with embedded images is one of the major features of PWStyleHTMLField. Now it sends messages that render properly in email clients that are less robust at handling content and subject lines with non-ASCII characters. Developers can download a free compiled demo application that demonstrates the capabilities of PWStyleHTMLField. Developers can also request a time-limited demo project for testing in their own Real Studio projects.

Product:

PWStyleHTMLField 2.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

$50

Website:

http://pandaware.com/RB/pwhtmlfield.html

MBS SQLite Extension

Monkeybread Software releases version 1.1 of the MBS SQLite Extension. The MBS SQLite Extension is four things in one: * A plug-in for Cube SQL 4.0 from SQLabs or newer. * A plug-in for Studio Stable Database Server 2.0 or newer. * A plug-in for the REAL Server from REALsoftware * An extension for SQLite which you can use in all SQLite based database engines including the REALSQLDatabase class in Real Studio or SQLiteManager application (from SQLabs).

Product:

MBS SQLite Extension 1.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

99 Euro

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/SQLiteExtension/

AppPrep 1.1

piDog Software has release version 1.1 of AppPrep, an application that assists Real Studio developers in preparing their apps for submission to Apple's Mac App Store. App Prep will copy a 512x512 icon to your app bundle, add a category entry in the info.plist file and allow you to edit the version entry to be compatible with Apple's standards. AppPrep also allows developers to select folders and files to be copied to the application bundle's Resources folder. Next, AppPrep provides a single click to sign the bundle and another to create and sign the installer. Save your project as a .apdoc file for quick setup on each update that you submit.

Product:

AppPrep 1.1

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$13.99

Website:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=445131099&mt=12

PayPal Payments Available

Quick Start Software (QuickStartSoftware.com) is pleased to announce a new version of the PayPal and Credit Card Payment Pack. This is a new set of classes for Real Studio that allows you to quickly add PayPal payments to your Desktop or Web application for single items or shopping carts. New In This Version: * Accept Credit Card Payments * Compatible With Real Studio 2011 Release 2. Other Features: * Accept PayPal Payments * Works With Real Studio Desktop and Web * 100% Native Realbasic Code * Example Projects Included.

Product:

PayPal Payments

Platforms:

All

Price:

$150

Website:

http://www.QuickStartSoftware.com/

CControls

CControls is a set of news native cocoa controls for Real Studio. It includes: Browser, Calendar, Date, Time, Circular Slider, Search, Source List, Image List, Toolbar, and more.

Product:

CControls

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://rgb.free.fr/ccontrols_demo.zip

CrypterRB

CrypterRB is a freeware application made with REAL Studio which implements the RSA algorithm for public-key encryption. Three windows in CrypterRB provide easy-to-use implementations of the RSA methods, they are titled GenKeys, Encode, and Decode. GenKeys is the window to which you give the minimum bit length for modulus n, For good security this should be at least 2048 bits. The modulus n is then formed from the product of two pseudo-randomly generated primes (p, q) of approximately equal length. The various tests discussed in the article which show weakness's are applied. Since for large numbers the probability that (p-1) and (q-1) have only small prime factors is low, that test is not made. If any other test is failed then two new primes are generated, and so on until all tests are passed. For a large n this can take an appreciable amount of time. Most of this time is spent in generating the primes. A random odd number is generated, which, by the Miller-Rabin test with 30 tries, usually is not a prime. This number is then incremented by two until a prime is found. The text field "numNonPrimes" shows the current number of non-primes so you can follow the progress of the calculation. Once a good n has been generated, the private key exponent d is generated from p, q, and e, where e is the public key exponent whose default value is 65537. The application allows you to change that value. In practice it's the exponent d which must be kept private for your decoding of an encrypted message which used n and e. Encode is the window to which you give your clear text message, n, and e. The window then outputs an encrypted text as a base 36 number string. Decode is the window to which you give the encrypted text, n, and d. The window then outputs the original clear text.

Product:

CrypterRB

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/CrypterRB.html

SQLVue Lite 4.0

LogicalVue Software, Inc. announced today the availability of SQLVue Lite 4.0, the elegant IDE for SQLite developers. SQLite is a free, open-source, single-user database engine that is taking the world by storm. It is used by a wide variety of applications and development tools, including Mac OS X (CoreData), iOS, Real Studio, Adobe Flex/Air, Google Gears, Bento and more. With SQLVue Lite you can easily view everything in your SQLite database. Features include: * Full code completion (for SQLite syntax and your table and column names) * Full display of database Pragma values * Table viewer that displays all table information one place * Simple, clean design

Product:

SQLVue Lite 4.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free (Lite version); $20 (full version, through the Mac App Store)

Website:

http://www.logicalvue.com/products/sqlvue

MBS Plugin 11.1

The MBS plugin comprises a collection of several plugin parts which extend the Real Studio development environment with 1,400 classes featuring over 34,000 documented functions. The plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux with all project types desktop, web, and console. A few of the new things in version 11.1: * Moved from DynaPDF 2.5 to DynaPDF 3.0. Check the new raster feature for displaying PDF files. * Added Windows Image Color Management classes to perform color matching on Windows with ICC profiles. * Added some 64 bit support to UnZipMBS and ZipMBS classes. * Added classes to easier do and recognize screen resolution changes on Mac OS X. * Added support for more Phidget devices including GPS, Brige, Analog and Frequency Counters. * Added more Open CL functionality for fast image processing and calculations. * Added HASPHLDMBS class to support newer HASP Dongles. * and much more

Product:

MBS plugin for Real Studio

Platforms:

All

Price:

20 Euro (single component); 199 Euro (complete set)

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

Bosco's Reader 1.0

Bosco's Reader is a Twitter client for Mac and Windows that makes Twitter accessible for people who have been hesitant to get on the Twitter. And it's pretty useful if you'd like a document-centric way to organize the people on Twitter who interest you. Bosco's Reader uses a few of the classes included in Studio Stable Haystack. Check out the picture glide control at the top of the window and see how the Twitter classes work, including signing in with OAuth. Bosco's Reader is free to download and use. If you're interested in advertising, we have a mechanism at the bottom of the window that presents ads, tips, sample documents to download, etc.

Product:

Bosco's Reader 1.0

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

Free

Website:

http://boscos.me/Reader

Lexing Plugin

A new version of the Lexing plugin is available for downloading. It supports the MacOSX 10.5+ and Windows XP+ platforms. This plugin is an editor, specifically designed for coloring large amounts of text. Coloring is based on the syntax of the programming or scripting language being used and with the help of a compiler, you can annotate compiler errors. Tab width, indentation, wrapping, markers, and margins can be set at your will. Lexing plugin sits on a well-known engine, and with REALstudio, you can create applications that have the look and feel of Xcode or Visual Studio, or REALbasic's RBScript IDE editor. In addition, a single document (aka a script) can be viewed and manipulated in multiple views/windows. Parts of the text can be displayed on a different colored background, or different font, in italic, underlined or bold, you can squiggle, or display line ends. The Undo/Redo manager does not record style changes, only editing changes. Undo/Redo/Cut/Copy/Paste are auto matically invokated, but can be adjusted.

Product:

Lexing Plugin

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$100 (Pro), $50 (Academic)

Website:

http://web.mac.com/vanhoek

SolveDiffEq 3.2

SolveDiffEq is a standalone application which allows you to numerically solve differential equations and evaluate definite integrals of your choosing. Using the Runge-Kutta method, SolveDiffEq can solve any number of differential equations of the form dx(0)/dt = f(0)(t, x(0), x(1), . . . ), dx(1)/dt = f(1)(t, x(0), x(1), . . . ), etc. The Help menu shows how to input a script defining the functions f(0), f(1), . . . so as to numerically solve differential equations of any order or to numerically evaluate any one variable definite integral. Your script is translated by RBScript into machine language for fast calculation.

Product:

SolveDiffEq 3.2

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/SolveDiffEq.html

RTFParser 1.0

True North Software has announced the release of version 1.0 of the RTFParser. Within the Formatted Text Control (FTC) is an RTF parser that both reads and writes RTF and you can now add the same RTF processing power to your TextArea Controls! There are two parts to this software including the core RTF parser and the glue code that hooks up the core parser to the TextArea control. With this code you will have the ability to get and set RTF and additionally it handles cut, copy and paste for the TextArea.

Product:

RTFParser version 1.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

$49 (non-encrypted modules)

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/rtfparser

Studio Stable Haystack

Studio Stable Haystack is a collection of useful stuff for REAL Studio. It currently includes: 1. Component X Graphics plugin—Many fast graphics routines. Currently supports Windows/Mac, GUI/console, Carbon/Cocoa. Source code is not provided. 2. Gradient_SS class—create linear, radial, and elliptical gradients easily. Includes full source. 3. IconCanvas_SS canvas—highly customizable and responsive icon view. Includes full source. 4. PictureGlide_SS canvas—inspired by Cover Flow, but not exactly like it. Includes full source. 5. ScrollingCredits_SS canvas—the perfect scrolling credits for your application's about box. Includes full source. 6. Twitter API—Implements OAuth and Twitter REST APIs. Beta note: this has an exhaustive sample project, but no documentation right now. It will require some knowledge of the Twitter API. Includes full source. Some of these items are currently available individually. They will soon be available only as part of the Haystack.

Product:

Studio Stable Haystack

Platforms:

All

Price:

$100/year

Website:

http://StudioStable.com/Haystack

Arbed Released

Thomas Tempelmann is proud to announce the release of Arbed. Arbed (pronounced R-bed) is a tool with advanced editing features for REAL Studio projects. Its major features include: - Conversion of projects for localization by interactively turning the strings in your source code into dynamic constants. - Side-by-side comparison of different versions of your projects, with the option to merge the differences from one to the other project. - Output the entire project source as a html file, with syntax coloring. Minor (and free) features include: - Search for text in multiple projects by simply choosing a set of folders to search. - Consolitation of external project items for easier redistribution. You can download Arbed and even use many of its features for free. Its major features, however, are not free.

Product:

Arbed

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$200 ($150 until March 21, 2011)

Website:

http://www.tempel.org/Arbed

SuperSpriteSurface 2.0

SuperSpriteSurface is a class framework for REALbasic that provides a savvy, modern alternative to REALbasic's built in SpriteSurface control. SuperSpriteSurface improves upon REALbasic's built in SpriteSurface control (or ad hoc 2D solutions created with REALbasic's Rb3D system) in several areas. SuperSpriteSurface now costs nothing to use; the source code is provided unlocked but is provided "as is."

Product:

SuperSpriteSurface 2.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.tinrocket.com/superspritesurface

Web File Editor

Web File Editor is a new product from Hutchings Software. It works with their "wfed" protocol to allow your website to offer files that can be downloaded, edited, and uploaded easily by any member, even the non-geeks. This is useful for Content Management Systems (CMSs) such as Learning Management Systems (LMSs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems. This product came out of a feature they helped a customer implement in an EMR system. The customer does medical transcriptions, and needed a way for doctors to make corrections and additions to transcribed reports, then associate the changes with the right patient and visit. The workflow is with Word documents, and previously had rather complicated upload procedures for the doctors. The doctors love it, because they can use software they are familiar with (Word) and the changes are reflected quickly after they finish editing. While Hutchings Software doesn't yet have tight integration with Web Edition yet, they know it can be easily done with a SQLite database (Studio Stable Database is an option) and a CGI app to handle the wfed protocol. So this may be of high interest to the Web Edition community. In the future integration can be tighter.

Product:

Web File Editor

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$100 per server IP address (free for end-users)

Website:

http://wfed.me

Newton's Method 3.0

Newton's Method 3.0 allows the user to choose any desired precision for the calculation. Newton's Method is an application which, using the Newton-Raphson Method, enables you to find the real solutions of f(x) = 0 for a real function f(x). It also acts as a function evaluator to the chosen accuracy. You can enter a wide variety of functions for f(x). REALbasic's RBScript translates the function into machine language so the numerical calculation proceeds as rapidly as if the function had been compiled into the application from the source code. Newton's Method 3.0 uses the BigFloat class of the fp Plugin to allow RBScript to compile a user's script like f = cos(x) - a*x and either evaluate f as f(x), for any input value of x, or to find a root of f(x) given an initial guess for x. Only available RAM limits the desired precision. So the user has much of the power of REALbasic available in constructing an f(x) script. A wide variety of BigFloat functions are available such as trig functions, hyperbolic functions, Gamma function, Bessel Functions, Beta Function, Incomplete Beta Function, Error Functions, Exponential Integral, Fresnel Integrals, Kummer's Function (a Confluent Hypergeometric Function). The author doubts that you can find any programmable scientific calculator which is more powerful than Newton's Method 3.0.

Product:

Newton's Method 3.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/Newton.html

DarkAdapted 3.0

DarkAdapted is an app that controls the amount of red, green, and blue in your screen(s) so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer. Gamma fades can be scheduled, AppleScripts may be scheduled, and system-wide hotkeys can be set up to execute AppleScripts and gamma fades. Define an unlimited number of gamma presets. New in 3.0 is scroll wheel brightness control, heads-up displays when a screen's color changes, control window fading, simultaneous fades on multiple displays, and a lot more. DarkAdapted once received Honorable Mention in the Made with RB Awards, and is of course made with REAL Studio. Dan Frakes at Mac Gems gave DarkAdapted 2.3.7 a rating of 4.5 mice.

Product:

DarkAdapted 3.0

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$5.95 (Standard), $29.95 (Pro)

Website:

http://www.aquiladigital.us/darkadapted/

ActionScripting and Syntax Coloring

Alfred Van Hoek is proud to announce two novel plugins for REAL Studio. With the Script plugin RBScript can access any object, method across the sandbox. RBScript is called sandboxed, because it has no knowledge of the REALstudio runtime. However, communication is possible using simple data types string, integer, boolean, double, and ActionScript provides 3 key methods to be used in RBScript. Action scripting with RBScript is possible. The plugin defines a ActionScript control that encapsulates RBScript. ActionScript is fully compatible with RBScript. Your script can create widgets and install an event handler on the widget, and the event handler will report back to the script. The script stays alive, is responsive, allowing event-driven updates that can be handled in various ways along your choosing. For example, you would have a text field on a window, and you would want the script to add scrollbars along two sides of the text field. You do so by scripting the creation of the scrollbars on the window and you would request a valueChanged handler on each of the 2 scrollbars. When a user would move the thumb of the scrollbar, the script will be messaged in its while nextEvent loop, where you obtain the scrollbar.value. The script then can issue the command to move the text field, et voila, it will. The script plugin runs currently for MacOS X (cocoa, carbon) and Windows. There is a neat example project that comes with the plugin. Note that the example project requires the LexingControl plugin, which currently is only for MacOS X. LexingControl Plugin is a cocoa syntax highlighter of programming files for a variety of languages, such as C, D, Fortran, Basic, MySql, Lua, php, Perl, etc. It runs also as a carbon plugin. This plugin is particular useful for REALbasic/REALstudio developers who want to provide an editor for scripting of applications build with REALstudio. The plugin provides also tools to annotate scripting files when compilation leads to errors. Various example projects show this functionality exploiting the availability of the RBScript compiler as well as third-party script-specific compilers.

Product:

ActionScripting, LexingControl

Platforms:

OSX / WIN (scripting), OSX (LexingControl)

Price:

Free

Website:

http://web.me.com/vanhoek/Site

Lua Script plugin

The Lua Script plugin is a Lua script interpreter that you can plug into your application to use to give your users ability to script your applications. - REAL Studio built application can run the Lua script as whole or call separate functions within the Lua script. - Lua scripts can call REAL Studio functions that you register to be visible to Lua scripts. - REAL Studio built application can read and write global variables from a Lua script. - It's easy to make functions to allow Lua script to manipulate your REALbasic objects. Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. On Linux and Mac OS X it takes little over 200 kb when compiled into your application. On Windows it takes little over 300 kb. (Little over 400 kb if compiling Universal binary on MacOS X that has both PPC and Intel code). Lua is proven and robust language. Lua has been used in many industrial applications (e.g., Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom), with an emphasis on embedded systems (e.g., the Ginga middleware for digital TV in Brazil) and games (e.g., World of Warcraft). Lua is currently the leading scripting language in games. Lua has a solid reference manual and there are several books about it. Several versions of Lua have been released and used in real applications since its creation in 1993. Lua featured in HOPL III, the Third ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference, in June 2007. Lua is fast. Lua has a deserved reputation for performance. To claim to be "as fast as Lua" is an aspiration of other scripting languages. Several benchmarks show Lua as the fastest language in the realm of interpreted scripting languages. Lua is fast not only in fine-tuned benchmark programs, but in real life too. A substantial fraction of large applications have been written in Lua. The Lua script engine Lua is designed, implemented, and maintained by a team at PUC-Rio, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Lua was born and raised in Tecgraf, the Computer Graphics Technology Group of PUC-Rio, and is now housed at Lablua. Both Tecgraf and Lablua are laboratories of the Department of Computer Science of PUC-Rio.

Product:

Lua Script plugin 1.0 for REALbasic

Platforms:

All

Price:

$199 (for all Einhugur plugins)

Website:

http://www.einhugur.com/

SQLiteConverter

QLabs announced SQLiteConverter, the fastest and easier way to convert your mySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle database to sqlite. It combines a very intuitive interface with very powerful features so you can convert an existing remotely hosted database to sqlite in few time. Thanks to a very intuitive wizard you'll be guide step by step to 5 easy operations in order to completely convert your remote databases. The entire process obviously depends on how much data you need to convert but most of the time you'll be able to complete it in few seconds. SQLiteConverter is the ideal tool not only to complete a conversion between different DBMS to sqlite but it is also the ideal solution to backup your remote data to another disk based relational sql database. You always have full control over the conversion process, you can decide to convert the entire database or just select the individual tables you want to backup. New databases data sources will be added in the future as a free upgrade!

Product:

SQLiteConverter

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$49

Website:

http://www.sqlabs.com/sqliteconverter.php

Fast CGI Host Web Hosting for RS Web Edition Apps

Looking for a web hosting solution for your RealStudio WE application? Fast CGI Host announces a hosting solution specifically for you! Just $19.95/month with Free new account setup, Free domain name support, Debian Linux server, 24/7/365 Tech and Account Support, Unlimited Bandwidth, FTP and SSH shell account access, 100% Uptime SLA, all at a fully staffed and monitored datacenter. There's no limit on the number of apps you can host. As long as you are within your disk space quota, you're welcome to host as many WE apps as you need. Also, your first month is free and you receive a 10% discount if you purchase 12-months today. You can have as many domain names and mysql databases as you need. Taking applications for new accounts beginning Monday, December 20. Please call today to discuss your hosting needs and account setup: 888-382-8131.

Product:

Fast CGI Host Web Hosting for RS Web Edition Apps

Platforms:

All

Price:

$19.95/month

Website:

http://fastcgihost.com/

RSReport Designer

Roth Soft releases RSReport Designer 2010.2.2. LehrerOffice is a product of Roth Soft. It is an Office-Software designed for teachers. The cross-platform version, 'LehrerOffice Easy' is written in REALbasic. In order to create, design, and print all the required reports, Roth Soft has written a whole set of Report-Classes (RSReport) in pure REALbasic. With RSReport you can create static or dynamic reports in an object-oriented manner, show them in a print-preview, of course print them - and even save them as PDF. This on both OSX and Windows (Linux should work, too - but has never been tested and used) - without the need of any Plugin or PDF-Converter/Printer. It's all written in pure REALbasic. The following basic drawing elements are available: Elements: Text, Line, Oval, Rectangle, Checkbox, Image, RTF-Text, Triangle Charts: Line and Bar With RSReport Designer, you can visually design the reports instead of creating reports only by code. Designed and coded reports can be combined, allowing very complex reports to be created. The Designer can be used and included in your software as: a Window, a standalone app - or embedded as a ContainerControl.

Product:

RSReport Designer 2010.2.2

Platforms:

All

Price:

$86

Website:

http://www.rothsoft.ch/realbasic/rsreport/

PersistentTimer Class

Timers are useful for many things is REAL Studio besides the obvious. Often timers can be easiest way to work around limitations or bugs, so they are used often. To that end it is often convenient to instantiate them in code. That is equally true using self contained timer subclasses, subclasses that use delegates for the time timer action or the new AddHandler feature of REALStudio 2010r4. Often times once you start a timer you don't need to do anything else with it, however because of how REALStudio manages memory you if you don't keep a reference to it will never fire because REALStudio will destroy it, thinking the timer is no longer need. When you drag a timer onto a Window, you don't need to worry about that as the Window will keep a reference to it. However when you instantiate it in code, you are responsible for keeping a reference to it and you are responsible for setting the reference to nil if needed when you are dome with it. Often this is just bookkeeping that serves useful no purpose in the logic of what you are trying to accomplish and adds needlessly to a long list of properties making code maintenance more of a chore. The PersistentTimer solves this problem.

Product:

PersistentTimer Class

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzezdg8x/id4.html

AquaticPrime in RB

Massimo Valle has created an AquaticPrime (http://www.aquaticmac.com/) implementation written entirely in REALbasic and submitted it to Benjamin Rister which mantain a repository on gitHub for various AquaticPrime implementations. Also, Benjamin is seeking for RB developers to review the code, before merging it into the trunk. Anyone interested can contact Benjamin via email. See Benjamin's github profile for contact email.

Product:

AquaticPrime in RB

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://github.com/bdrister/AquaticPrime/commit/17eb699b611d5f4d3b721a3fcecfcb6b91ef9dd0

Spell Check Utilities 2.5

True North Software has announced the release of version 2.5 of the Spell Check Utilities (SCU). The SCU builds off the Wintertree Sentry Spell Checker Engine (SSCE) by providing the glue code, in the form of a plugin, to access the SSCE routines in REALbasic. The problem with many spell checking solutions in the REALbasic market place is that they use platform specific built-in services to provide spell checking. This is fine if you want to build for only one platform or the other, but becomes a hindrance when you want to create a cross platform application that behaves exactly the same for every platform. The SSCE is a fast, professional, cross-platform spell checking engine and has many features and benefits. New for for version 2.5... - Added Cocoa support to the plugin. (Note with Cocoa still in beta, there are many bugs that cause problems and crashes not related to the SSCE plugin.) - Fixed some issues with Icelandic encoding. - Added some refinements to the demo application including a warning that incoming word lists need to be encoded in UTF8 and added the ability to reload the main dictionary so that you can test any custom dictionaries. - Added the convenience methods deleteAllDictionaries, deleteDictionary, and deleteMainDictionaries. For a more complete list of features and capabilities, see the SCU User Guide in the download.

Product:

Spell Check Utilities version 2.5

Platforms:

All

Price:

$500

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/spellcheckutilities

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