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Issue: 10.4 (May/June 2012)
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http://www.mydisneymeetings.com/rsic/
http://www.realsoftware.com/community/realworld.php
http://www.studiostable.com/graphics
http://mattgemmell.com/2007/10/03/maattachedwindow-nswindow-subclass/
http://www.mothsoftware.com/content/download-some-realbasic-related-stuff
http://www.mactechnologies.com/index.php?page=downloads#regexrx
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/newinversion121.shtml
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.realsoftware.com/download
http://www.realsoftware.com/appsforincome
http://cully.biz/2012/03/05/visual-foxpro-to-real-studio-converter-0-1beta/
http://www.moviedraft.com/us/download/
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/fpPlugin.html
http://www.QuickStartSoftware.com/Hosting
http://erockus.home.mchsi.com//Mac/katt.zip
http://web.me.com/mauitom/Real_Studio_Projects/iSightCamera_Class.html
http://downloads.justaddsoftware.net/RealStuff
http://www.lomation.com/ireminisce.html
http://www.rbdevzone.com/ultraupdater/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/codevue/id475421955?mt=12
http://www.sqlabs.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIyH_4ruNlY
http://www.bluecolin.com/rb/
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/codevue/id475421955?mt=12

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It's Real World Month!

It's May, and that means it's Real World month! Are YOU registered? It's not too late! Don't miss the opportunity to attend the biggest Real Studio event of the year. At Real World you'll attend informative educational sessions, gain insight into the future of Real Studio directly from Real Software CEO Geoff Perlman, get connected during unique networking opportunities with other Real Studio developers, all while enjoying the magic of Disney at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Orlando. Register now! There are 92 attendees already confirmed from all over the world—join them and the whole Real Software team in Orlando May 24-25! Real Software has negotiated a great rate on discounted passes to the Disney Theme Parks for Real World attendees (http://www.mydisneymeetings.com/rsic/).

Product:

Real World Conference

Platforms:

All

Price:

$700

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/community/realworld.php

Studio Stable Graphics Ready

The first release of Studio Stable Graphics (SSG) is ready. It's a Real Studio plugin that adds methods for resizing and rotating pictures, with high quality, cross platform consistent results. SSG is an adaptation of Hutchings Software's 10 year old Component X Graphics plugin to Web Edition applications and the new alpha channel picture format introduced in Real Studio 2011r4. Hutchings Software is using this in our projects, and are happy to make it available to the Real Studio community. You can develop your app using our free trial version.

Product:

Studio Stable Graphics

Platforms:

All

Price:

$49.95

Website:

http://www.studiostable.com/graphics

Attached Window

Attached Window makes windows similar to Matt Gemmels "Attached Windows" (http://mattgemmell.com/2007/10/03/maattachedwindow-nswindow-subclass/). This class is based on the project EasyOverlayWindow from Monkeybread Software. Using the window: - Add the 4 classes to your project. - Add a property with the super "AttachedWindow" to the window you want to show the help for. - In mouse enter make a new window. Properties are the direction (top, bottom, left and right), the text, and left and top where the window should appear - In mouse exit hide the window - The window can resize itself.

Product:

Attached Window

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.mothsoftware.com/content/download-some-realbasic-related-stuff

RegExRX 1.6 with Better Real Studio Support

RegExRX is a regular expression development app and among its new features is better support for copying a pattern to Real Studio and pasting it back in. You can use the menu command to Copy Pattern As Real Studio (REALbasic) Code and paste directly into your app. What's new is that you can then highlight and copy the pattern, including quotes, EndOfLine, etc., and paste it back into RegExRX using the new Paste Pattern From Real Studio option and it will properly interpret it. This makes going back and forth between your code and RegExRX a snap. There is also new support for 4D and JavaScript, a similar code-interpreter for AppleScript (Mac only, of course), and better support for mode switches at the start of the pattern. For example, if you start the pattern with "(?i)", the Case Sensitive option under the Options menu will be dimmed and unchecked to indicate that you've overridden that option in your pattern. There's also colorization support for every PCRE token, even the really useless ones.

Product:

RegExRX 1.6

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$4.99

Website:

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

MBS Plugins 12.1

Monkeybread Software releases version 12.1 of the MBS plug-in for Real Studio. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Real Studio development environment with 1,500 classes featuring over 40,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console. Some of the highlights on the 12.1 update: Added a new CanonEOSDigital plugin. Together with the Canon Digital EOS SDK you can access nearly all Canon digital cameras in order to shoot pictures and download them. Also you can delete pictures or get live video feed. This works both on Mac OS X and Windows. For Windows there's a DirectShow plugin. Using it you can record video from a webcam or digital video camera. For Mac we have QuickTime classes. The Windows Printing classes have been greatly improved. You can now query page formats, change printer settings, and show various printer dialogs, and some graphics class extensions have been added to change paper format or orientation while printing. On the Cocoa side there are a couple of new classes such as the NSSegmentedControlMBS class so you can use more options on SegmentedControl in Real Studio or create instances for custom windows. There's also more for font handling in Cocoa. Check the new examples on iCloud and Push Notifications. For Windows there's the new WinNotificationMBS class. You can use it to send notification from one application to another application. Great for for a background application informing GUI application about work is done. If you use the Web Edition to create web apps for a web server running on linux, you may want to check the LinuxSysInfoMBS class. It provides status details about your computer. For example you can use it to report back to you if memory is low and an admin may check what's going on. DynaPDF has been updated to version 3.0.15.34 and libXL to version 3.2.3. See release notes for a complete list of changes (http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/newinversion121.shtml).

Product:

MBS plugins for Real Studio

Platforms:

All

Price:

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

Website:

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

Hobbyist Astronomer Develops App used for Hubble Space Telescope

Real Software, creator of cross-platform software development tools, announced that its product, Real Studio, was used to create AstroPlanner, an application used by more than 5,000 astronomers. Because of the application, astronomers at the University of Toronto have streamlined observation planning for the Hubble Space Telescope. In addition, astronomers in the US and Australia automated extragalactic supernova search efforts using robotic telescopes. AstroPlanner was developed in just six short months after Paul Rodman, an amateur astronomer discovered there were very few astronomy applications for Macs. As a former computer scientist, Paul had worked with other programming to compile applications to his Mac, but felt most of them were too time consuming. He was looking for a cross-platform application and after learning about Real Studio online, Paul was sold. "Real Studio offers friendly, readable syntax, but with powerful object-oriented language features and unique, powerful built-in features that are easy to use." Paul determined Real Studio's Enterprise Edition was best because of the following critical features: Cross-Platform Deployment: Real Studio makes it possible to develop software on one platform and deploy on multiple platforms with native-looking results. Rapid Application Development: Real Studio is a rapid application development environment that gives programmers the power to write, test and ship software four times faster than C++ or Java. Automation: With Real Studio's "Build Automation" feature, users can visually drag and drop build steps to execute common actions, like copying files and running IDE scripts, before and/or after an application is built. All of this can be done from within a given project. Shortly after designing the first Mac version of AstroPlanner, Paul was asked by users to create a Windows version. "While experimenting with Real Studio, I was surprised how easy and fast it was to create a Mac application with a decent user interface. I was blown away when I found that, with a single checkbox, I could compile the exact same code for Windows. I could build a Mac application and then, with minimum effort, squirt out an equivalent Windows application," said Rodman. In addition to AstroPlanner, Paul has written several support applications using Real Studio to handle customer tracking, bug tracking, and construction of FAQs. He's also working on an application that emulates various types of commercial telescopes, along with an app that will allow his users to share astronomy hardware information via a central database.

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

Real Software Provides 20,000 Free Development Licenses

Real Software, creator of object-oriented, cross-platform software development tools for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and the web, today announced its Apps for Income campaign to provide 20,000 free Real Studio Personal licenses to unemployed workers worldwide. App development has created 466,000 jobs in the United States since 2007, according to a recent report released by technology trade group TechNet. Real Software's flagship product, Real Studio, allows people with little or no software development expertise to easily create a wide range of applications that have proven to be primary or supplemental income sources for thousands of Real Software users. Under the terms of the Apps for Income program, people need only provide Real Software proof of unemployment and some basic background information to receive acomplimentarylicense for Real Studio Personal Edition. These users will receive full access to Real Software's online customer service tools which include email with support specialists, training videos and user forums. "With the global economy remaining sluggish, we feel that offering Real Studio for free is a great way to give people struggling to find work the chance to create their own opportunities," said Geoff Perlman, Real Software founder and CEO. "After hearing so many wonderful success stories over the years of our users who developed apps that became their careers, we are striving to encourage innovation from people who have great ideas but don't know how to make them a reality."

Product:

Apps for Income Program

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/appsforincome

Visual Foxpro to Real Studio Converter

Cully Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the Visual Foxpro to Real Studio Converter, version 0.2beta. The converter converts Visual Foxpro forms and their controls into Real Studio version control format. Currently, the converter doesn't convert the code behind the controls but it does honor the control names, and most of the layout. The Real Studio project now properly identifies the forms as belonging to the project. More controls are converted such as the Option Groups and Image Controls. The method code for the forms and command buttons are converted into the Real Studio Windows, but are commented out. This should make it so you can manually convert your code into RealBasic. The source code for the converter is free and available for download for compiling in Visual Foxpro 9.

Product:

Visual Foxpro to Real Studio Converter

Platforms:

WIN

Price:

Free

Website:

http://cully.biz/2012/03/05/visual-foxpro-to-real-studio-converter-0-1beta/

Movie Draft

Thanks to the beauty of Real Studio's cross-compilation, Movie Draft screenplay software is now available for Windows (and outside of the Mac App Store for Mac users who'd prefer that).

Product:

Movie Draft

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$29.99

Website:

http://www.moviedraft.com/us/download/

fp Plugin 5.1

fp Plugin 5.1 corrects a bug in fpLnFactorial which limited precision, and gives a better output precision to fpBigFactorial. 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 5.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

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

Custom Hosting For Real Studio Web Edition

QuickStartSoftware.com is pleased to announce custom hosting for Real Studio Web Edition. Our hosting plans come with custom software which allows you to easily deploy, manage, and monitor your web applications on our optimized hosting platform. We've taken a process that once required countless tools and simplified it into one application. This saves the developer time and money by allowing them to focus on making a great web application without having to worry about being a system administrator.

Product:

Custom Hosting For Real Studio Web Edition

Price:

N/A

Website:

http://www.QuickStartSoftware.com/Hosting

K.A.T.T 1.4

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 minor issue with the play button. Fixed a minor issue with bass and treble sliders. Reduced CPU usage while KATT is idle. Overhauled some graphical functions. Added 10 new visualizer FX Added change visualizer option,which allows KATT to change visualizer FX on each song or stay with currently selected one.

Product:

K.A.T.T 1.4

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

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

iSightCameraClass

iSightCameraClass is a Mac only Real Studio module and associated classes that allow you to easily add the ability to view and record movies from the built-in iSight camera on your desktop or laptop. It is built entirely with the QTKit framework that comes with your Mac. It requires that your Real Studio project be set to a Cocoa build, as it will not work for Carbon. OS X 10.5 or greater is required for it to function properly. Tested using RS 2011 R4 on Lion 10.7.2. It's encrypted, but you can license the source code for $30. The design requirement was to keep it simple and make it easy to use for the Mac Real Studio developer.

Product:

iSightCameraClass

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$30 (for source code)

Website:

http://web.me.com/mauitom/Real_Studio_Projects/iSightCamera_Class.html

IP Address TextField

Jon Ogdon has put together a customized text field for creating a properly formatted IP address string. It forces the user to properly format the address and ends up automatically adding periods between the octets when necessary, restricting input where necessary, etc.

Product:

IP Address TextField

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://downloads.justaddsoftware.net/RealStuff

iReminisce

iReminisce is a journal and diary application for individuals who demands simplicity, elegance and power. iReminisce lets users focus on their thoughts while still allowing attachments such as pictures, movies, music and documents with their entries and keeping them close to but away from the writing area. With iReminisce, users will be able to keep good and focused journal/diary entries without having to fight with the graphical user interface. The entire software was designed to make writing entries easy. iReminisce even automatically save everything users do, including keystrokes, so users can continue to write and not be distracted. * Daily photo journaling so users will be able to see and playback how they look like at any given day in the past. * Customizable color-coded categories gives users the ability to create their own categories. * Mood system to let users "indicate" how they felt when they wrote the entry. * "5 stars" rating system to help users organize the favorite (or least favorite) entries. * Capability to enter entries to days that were missed (users can even enter entries into the future if they wish). * Simple method to move entries to different dates. * Drag and drop attachments to entries, includes a built-in viewer for all attachments, including movies and music.

Product:

iReminisce

Platforms:

OSX (Lion)

Price:

$14.99

Website:

http://www.lomation.com/ireminisce.html

UltraUpdater 1.4.0

LogicalVue Software today announced UltraUpdater 1.4.0, the incredibly easy way to add auto-update capability to your Real Studio applications. With UltraUpdater, only 2 lines of code are needed to add auto-update capability to your Real Studio applications. Your applications will be able to check if new versions are available, display a list of changes, and allow the user to download and launch the update.

Product:

UltraUpdater 1.4.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

$19.95 (includes source code)

Website:

http://www.rbdevzone.com/ultraupdater/

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:

Mac (via App Store)

Price:

$4.99 (current sale price)

Website:

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

cubeSQL Freeware Edition

QLabs has announced the release of cubeSQL a fully featured and high performance relational database management system built on top of the sqlite database engine. It is the ideal database server for both developers who want to convert a single user database solution to a multiuser project and for companies looking for an affordable, easy to use and easy to maintain database management system. cubeSQL runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and it can be embedded into any iOS and Cocoa application. cubeSQL is incredibly fast, has a small footprint, is highly reliable and it offers some unique features. It can be easily accessed with any JSON client, with PHP, with the native C SDK, with a Windows DLL and with an highly optimized REAL Studio plugin.

Product:

cubeSQL 4.2 Freeware Edition

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free ($299 for commercial version)

Website:

http://www.sqlabs.com/

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

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