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Issue 2.5

NEWS

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Issue: 2.5 (May/June 2004)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 15,620
Starting Page Number: 6
Article Number: 2501
Related Web Link(s):

http://aliacta.com/products/pgsql4rb.htm
http://www.logicalvue.com/Products/RBUnit.htm
http://www.tinrocket.com/content/superspritesurface/index.html
http://www.pyramiddesign.us/couponcreator
http://www.mcwareusa.com
http://www.glassbead.com/snaptalk/
http://homepage.mac.com/barthold.van.acker/realbasic/vvb.html
http://software.oxalyn.com/AEMonitor/
http://www.pandaware.com/diskwrangler/
http://www.ttpsoftware.com/reallybasicrb/
http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/
http://www.glassbead.com/inoutboard/
http://www.globalscape.com
http://www.pyramiddesign.us/ftpsuite
http://www.tildesoft.com/Code#XMLDictionary
http://www.lavasoftware.com/passwordvault.html
http://www.realbasic.com
http://bobbysoftware.com/

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Aliacta International Corporation releases pgSQL4RB 1.0.1

pgSQL4RB is a RAD tool to build full-featured, cross-platform PostgreSQL client applications and provides an unparalleled ease of use without any compromise in performance or in control over PostgreSQL, the best open source database around. pgSQL4RB works with both REALbasic Standard and Pro and is extremely fast, stable, intuitive, and well documented. You can build a small but fully functional database front-end in less than 40 seconds, and you can rapidly develop very large, full-featured, specialized PostgreSQL projects and compile them for Mac OS Classic, X, Windows, and Linux from the same source code.

Product:

pgSQL4RB 1.0.1

Price:

€270

Website:

http://aliacta.com/products/pgsql4rb.htm

LogicalVue Software announces RBUnit

RBUnit is the only unit testing framework for REALbasic. RBUnit helps you to write top-quality code. It features the Test Runner UI, which provides a quick, visual indicator of test results; full source code for the framework is included (in the Professional Edition of RBUnit); allows multiple testing groups for each REALbasic project; is easily incorporated into your software; and Tests are easily repeatable to support refactoring.

Product:

RBUnit 1.0

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.logicalvue.com/Products/RBUnit.htm

New OpenGL Based 2D Game Engine for REALbasic

SuperSpriteSurface (SSS) is a class framework for REALbasic developers 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: Graphics, Collision Detection, and Animation.

Product:

SuperSpriteSurface 1.0b1

Price:

$29.95

Website:

http://www.tinrocket.com/content/superspritesurface/index.html

Pyramid Design Announces Coupon Creator

Coupon Creator allows businesses to quickly and inexpensively create electronic coupons that are dedicated to their products and services and integrate them into their web site. Features Simple Text Updates, Custom Designs at Low Cost, and No Monthly Fee.

Product:

Coupon Creator 1.0

Price:

$69.95

Website:

http://www.pyramiddesign.us/couponcreator

McWARE International ships McSerialnumber

McSerialnumber Shareware Edition v3.1 is an integrated Registration and Administration Database application featuring a quality SoftDongle Workshop to support all types of software developers. It offers an improved version of the SoftDongle-Type Library Generator, which creates a component to fully support REALbasic development for Mac OS X and Classic. With this product you're able to build a complete registration facility setup with an individual plugin customized and generated for each product you plan to release. The feature rich REALbasic API provides access to demo, registration, and anti-piracy security functionalities factored into the plugin.

Product:

McSerialnumber 3.1

Price:

$20

Website:

http://www.mcwareusa.com

Glass Bead Software announces SnapTalk for Windows

SnapTalk is the cross-platform private chat and file transfer utility for your office. Instantly send messages and files on your local network. More powerful than standard chat, SnapTalk includes full featured archiving and search of transcripts. In addition, SnapTalk includes customizable "SnapBacks" that let you reply with a single click of the mouse. SnapTalk uses peer-to-peer technology and, unlike public chat systems, does not rely on Internet servers. This keeps SnapTalk up and running on your local network even if the Internet is down.

Product:

SnapTalk 4.0

Price:

$14

Website:

http://www.glassbead.com/snaptalk/

Toon Van Acker releases Virtual Volume Browser

Virtual Volume Browser helps you to create and manage virtual volumes. It can browse through your files and handle virtual volumes as if they were folders. Files can be dragged in and out of a window and you can compact virtual volumes to reduce their size. Virtual Volume Browser 1.5 was written from scratch to improve speed and functionality. It also fixes several bugs found in version 1.0.1.

Product:

Virtual Volume Browser 1.5

Price:

$10

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/barthold.van.acker/realbasic/vvb.html

Oxalyn Software announces AE Monitor

AE Monitor saves developers time by creating source code that allows their application to replicate a captured Apple Event. Supported languages include Perl, tcl, REALbasic, and any application that can call the Apple Event Manager's AEBuild() function with an AEGizmo-formatted string. This major update delivers many new features, including automatic code generation to replicate Apple Events, the ability to monitor applications one at a time, event rules, enhanced performance and customization, and much more.

Product:

AE Monitor 1.5

Price:

$30

Website:

http://software.oxalyn.com/AEMonitor/

PandaWare DiskWrangler 2.0 Enhances Productivity With Keyboard Control

DiskWrangler enhances productivity in OS X by giving users extensive keyboard control. DiskWrangler enables users to launch specific applications, files, and web and mail URLs all from the keyboard. Version 2.0 introduces launcher sets, allowing users to open any number of files and applications at once. DiskWrangler allows launching and activating applications with a few keystrokes. Users can switch from one task to another without having to shift their attention from the keyboard to the mouse.

Product:

DiskWrangler 2.0

Price:

$30

Website:

http://www.pandaware.com/diskwrangler/

Really Basic REALbasic Updates

Really Basic REALbasic is a website aimed at those new to programming in REALbasic. No previous programming experience is required. Recently added items include: Tutorials on Custom Classes, Arrays, Data Structures, Modules vs Classes, and Databases; Example projects for downloading demonstrating managing a high score file, color grid construction, using Applescript in RB, EditField validation, ListBox printing, file drops on program icons, and managing user preferences. Plus, there is a new, fully-featured discussion forum.

Product:

Really Basic REALbasic

Price:

n/a

Website:

http://www.ttpsoftware.com/reallybasicrb/

Oranged.net Software releases Studiometry 1.2

Studiometry is the best tool on the Macintosh, and now Windows, platform for freelance designers, consultants, tech support personnel, architects, and many more. Studiometry keeps everything in one convenient location: Client data, Project data, Project files, To Do's, Debts, Invoices, Reports, Notes, and more. Studiometry 1.2 adds Windows compatibility, allowing users to copy their data file to a Windows computer and access it exactly as they would on the Mac. This update also adds customizable project specs, a completely new Alerts window, multi-threading, and many other new features and updates

Product:

Studiometry 1.2

Price:

$54.99

Website:

http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/

Glass Bead Software announces the release of In-Out Board

In-Out Board allows you to automate your company's In/Out board or other employee tracking systems into a flexible electronic status board. Users can easily set their status as well as leave notes (i.e., how they can be reached, when they'll be back, etc.). In-Out Board's status categories are fully customizable. In-Out Board can also be configured to connect remote offices over the Internet. In-Out Board runs on Windows 98, 2000, and XP, as well as on Apple's Macintosh OS X, and OS 8.6-9.

Product:

In-Out Board 1.0

Price:

$24.99

Website:

http://www.glassbead.com/inoutboard/

GlobalSCAPE releases Secure FTP Server 2.0

GlobalSCAPE Secure FTP Server protects your mission critical file transfers with state-of-the-art security and delivers enterprise-level performance at a desktop price. Use it with CuteFTP Professional for a complete secure file management solution that goes well beyond file transfers alone, allowing the automation of common management tasks and initiating back-end processes typically sought in expensive electronic data interchange (EDI) and commerce systems. Now industry leaders in banking, healthcare, technology, and government, highly concerned with information security, are turning to GlobalSCAPE for a cost effective alternative that gets the job done every time.

Product:

Secure FTP Server 2.0

Price:

$395

Website:

http://www.globalscape.com

Pyramid Designs announces new FTP Suite release

FTP Suite is a collection of classes and code modules that allows REALbasic applications to implement the FTP protocol. Now REALbasic developers can add complete FTP capability to their applications easily. In many cases, code can be used from the included demo programs with little modification. Version 3.1 adds the following new features: RemoveDir, MakeDir, ChmodSingleFile, GetWorkingDirectory, and better error handling.

Product:

FTP Suite 3.1

Price:

$19.95

Website:

http://www.pyramiddesign.us/ftpsuite

TildeSoft announces XMLDictionary

Working with the new XML classes in REALbasic 5.5, this module extends the Dictionary class to allow saving/loading to/from XML files. A good use of this would be to open and save your preferences file as PLIST.

Product:

XMLDictionary 1.2.4

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.tildesoft.com/Code#XMLDictionary

PC-Mac PasswordVault v2.1 released

PC-Mac PasswordVault is a password manager which securely stores website usernames and passwords, Internet banking data, and software registration details for convenient and easy access on Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP, MacOS X, and MacOS classic computers. This new version stores longer usernames, passwords, and web addresses, which are all conveniently accessible via a single-click on a compact global floating window. The new version is also now fully compatible with MacOS X 10.3 (Panther), and has some minor bug fixes.

Product:

PC-Mac PasswordVault 2.1

Price:

$14.95

Website:

http://www.lavasoftware.com/passwordvault.html

REALbasic enters Linux market

This latest release of the industry's most powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating cross-platform software adds the ability to easily create Linux desktop and server applications. In addition, because REALbasic is similar to Visual Basic and includes a conversion utility, applications written in Visual Basic can be migrated to Linux. REALbasic 5.5 supports Linux for x86 Intel platforms running Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SuSE Linux. Other Linux distributions with the GTK+ 2.0 and CUPS libraries installed should also work. In addition, remote debugging is included in REALbasic 5.5 so that Linux applications can be tested and debugged from either Windows or Macintosh machines.

Product:

REALbasic 5.5

Price:

$99

Website:

http://www.realbasic.com

Bobby Cronkhite Software Releases ZeboPhoto 1.4.2

ZeboPhoto is a Mac image viewer featuring various image editing effects. This digital photo software displays pictures without borders, and provides easy access to your photos with its file browser. Captioned full screen or multiple picture slide shows are available as well as a movie maker, print layout templates, a word processor, and more. Version 1.4.2 adds a Reset button and a checkbox allowing you to link adjustment levels when working in color adjustment windows. Text input speed has been improved in Words windows and the application size has been reduced. Several other enhancements have been made as well.

Product:

ZeboPhoto 1.4.2

Price:

$10

Website:

http://bobbysoftware.com/

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