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Issue 5.4

NEWS

News

Issue: 5.4 (May/June 2007)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 16,804
Starting Page Number: 6
Article Number: 5401
Related Web Link(s):

http://www.realsoftware.com/realworld/
http://www.plaidvest.com
http://www.rbdevzone.com/Code/tabid/71/Default.aspx
http://www.ragesw.com/products/googlesitemap.html
http://www.fracturedsoftware.com/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://mycrapsgame.com/
http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/flashcards.htm
http://www.ebutterfly.com/rb/unihelp.php
http://www.aaronballman.com/programming/REALbasic/Win32FunctionalitySuite.php
http://www.realbasic.com/
http://www.tempel.org/rb/#zip
http://www.pandaware.com/
http://www.macsos.com.au/riskybusinesssos/
http://www.ragesw.com/products/webdesign.html.
http://macinmind.com/MasterKey
http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/mymoneyminder.html
http://www.ragesw.com/products/explorer.html

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REAL World 2007 Sessions and Agenda

REAL World is the definitive event for anyone that wants to get the most out of REALbasic. REALbasic enables professional and non-professional programmers alike to quickly create software that runs on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. REAL World 2007 will feature 40 sessions over three tracks, including a beginner's track for those new to REALbasic and an in-depth track for advanced users. The beginner's track will feature four sessions taught by Jerry Lee Ford, Jr, author of Beginning REALbasic. Breakout sessions will cover hot topics like 2D and 3D Graphics, Database Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Report Printing, Version Control, and many more!

Product:

REAL World

Platforms:

n/a

Price:

$699

Website:

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

Menubar Clock

MyMenuDate offers a fully customizable system menu bar clock and calendar. The latest version adds a yearly calendar, CPU usage display, and a Westminster hourly chime with several chime options. Free upgrades for life! Made with REALbasic.

Product:

MyMenuDate

Platforms:

Mac OS X

Price:

$5

Website:

http://www.plaidvest.com

Unit Testing Framework Now Free

LogicalVue Software has announced that RBUnit, the premier automated unit testing framework for REALbasic, is now available for free. RBUnit is "unit testing made simple" for REALbasic developers. Unit testing and unit testing frameworks are part of test-driven development methodologies. An automated unit testing framework makes it simple to write and reuse tests that can ensure the quality of your software. After every change, the tests can be run again to ensure everything continues to work as expected. Automated Unit Testing Frameworks are extremely popular with both Java and .NET developers. RBUnit brings the power of an automated unit testing framework to REALbasic.

Product:

RBUnit 2.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.rbdevzone.com/Code/tabid/71/Default.aspx

Automatic Google Sitemap Generation

This software package allows web-masters to automate the process of generating Google Sitemaps. Google Sitemaps enable web-masters to communicate directly with search engines and keep them informed of which pages to index, how often these pages are modified and how important each page is relative to every other page on a web site. With the announcement of Yahoo and MSN supporting Google Sitemaps, having an up-to-date sitemap on your web site allows all major search engines to know exactly how and when they should crawl your web site.

Product:

RAGE Google Sitemap Automator 1.6

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$29.95

Website:

http://www.ragesw.com/products/googlesitemap.html

MIDI Player

Rondo is unique among MIDI players as it has been designed to help non-score reading musicians follow the music as it plays. Its horizontal live-playing pianos located directly over vertical scrolling note columns make it very easy to see what notes are about to play while the innovative visual track filter allows you to visually isolate a track without affecting the audio. Users who just enjoy listening to MIDI files will also find Rondos simple and uncluttered interface a delight to use. Rondo has a set of intuitive controls to play, pause, fast forward and rewind your music while individual track muting allows you to switch off unwanted tracks. Other features include the ability to jump to a specific bar or section and play through an external sound module or keyboard connected to your computer.

Product:

Rondo 2.5

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$25

Website:

http://www.fracturedsoftware.com/

Huge Plug-in Collection

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 500 classes and 3controls featuring over 12000 documented functions.The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer. Also required are 120MB hard disc space and around 16 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements of REALbasic and your operation system itself.While all plug-in parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X (universal), Linux and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully.

Product:

MBS Plug-in 7.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

From €40

Website:

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

Fancy a game of Craps?

A new look at the ancient game, played the right way. A computer program to play the game the right way, with the right rules and Las Vegas Odds. No gambling involved, no online gambling involved, just a fun computer game. Play it before you hit the live tables. Designed for experts to get really good as well as newbies to easily learn the game. Going to Las Vegas? Practice, Baby, Practice!

Product:

My Craps Game 1.1

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

$15

Website:

http://mycrapsgame.com/

Practice your knowledge with Flash Cards

Flash Cards was developed to help you practice your knowledge of any subject using text phrases and picture flash cards. Text phrases are chosen from a table in the Phrase Maintenance Window and pictures are chosen from a folder where you place jpg picture files. The Setup Window lets you set the time a text phrase/picture is on-screen, the period between displays, the text color, bold/unbold, and text size. Most settings are saved between sessions.

Product:

Flash Cards 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/flashcards.htm

Help Engine for Developers

Apple Help Viewer, Microsoft HTML Help, WinHelp...Why waste precious development time designing and compiling a different Help system for each platform when you can easily use UniHelp for all of them? No additional plugins or classes needed. Just drag the respective UniHelp components folder into your REALbasic project, create your HTML help pages and customize your configuration settings with the UniHelp Edition of HelpLogic,and that's it -- instant online help for your compiled REALbasic applications that works on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

Product:

UniHelp 3.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

From FREE

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/rb/unihelp.php

Extend the Windows functionality in REALbasic

The Windows Functionality Suite is a set of REALbasic classes and modules that provide convenient access to things that are not included in the framework already. It is an on-going open source project that includes many different pieces of Windows-specific functionality for your application. It is provided free of charge and includes a rich feature set.

Product:

Windows Functionality Suite 2.5

Platforms:

WIN

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.aaronballman.com/programming/REALbasic/Win32FunctionalitySuite.php

Release 2 for REALbasic 2007

In addition to the 18 new features and over 100 bug fixes that Release 2 provides, REALbasic 2007 Release 2 adds an incremental compiler and offers significant improvements to the debugger. REALbasic 2007 Release 2 was built and developed with REALbasic 2007.

Product:

REALbasic 2007r2

Platforms:

All

Price:

From $99

Website:

http://www.realbasic.com/

Zip Archive Classes

This set of classes allows you to read and write Zip Archive files (those with a ".zip" extension) with REALbasic. If you create Zip archives with this software, any Zip compatible software on any operating system will be able to unpack them. Features include MacBinary support, compression of entire folders, incremental backups and is compatible with PKZIP, Info-Zip, Alume Stuffit Zip, ZipIt, WinZip, etc.

Product:

Zip Package 1.3.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

Donation

Website:

http://www.tempel.org/rb/#zip

Time Billing Solution

PandaWare TimeCache is used by graphic designers, architects, attorneys, photographers, corporate graphics departments, multimedia designers, printers, and other Macintosh users in businesses that require accurate tracking of time for billing purposes. It is used by individual practitioners and small companies. TimeCache simplifies tracking, reporting and billing time on projects so users can concentrate on their main business activities.

Product:

TimeCache 6.1.8

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$50

Website:

http://www.pandaware.com/

WorkPlace Risk Assessment and Safety

Risky Business SOS is a software program designed to simplify and guide a company through the task of documenting their Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs). Every organization has a legal obligation to the community and their employees to identify, assess, control and document the hazards, substances and procedures at their workplace. This software application is designed to aid compliance with these regulations. Risky Business SOS is a register of your Company's Policies, Procedures, Substances, Hazards, Incidents and Risk Assessments.

Product:

Risky Business SOS 2007.041

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

From $1499

Website:

http://www.macsos.com.au/riskybusinesssos/

Web Authoring Package

RAGE WebDesign is a professional web authoring package offering a powerful and easy to use text editor combined with a fully featured Site Manager to help keep web sites up to date and organized. RAGE WebDesign includes built in support for HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, PHP, JavaScript, ASP, XML and VBScript. RAGE WebDesign was designed with flexibility in mind with its extensible plug-in architecture. There are already dozens of free add-ons available for RAGE WebDesign users on the RAGE WebDesign Resources Web Site.

Product:

Rage WebDesign 2.9

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$29.95

Website:

http://www.ragesw.com/products/webdesign.html.

Typing Tutor Software

Master Key is the most flexible and full-featured typing tutor program in existence on the Mac and the Windows version is in near parity for features. It includes drills for U.S., Dvorak, French, and German keyboard layouts, the ability to type eBooks, and a game of saving paratroopers by typing open their parachutes in the ParaTyper. Several possible network setups are possible, even with the ability to support mixed platform networks.

Product:

Master Key 5.0

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

$20

Website:

http://macinmind.com/MasterKey

Manage Your Personal Finances

My Money Minder allows you to easily keep track of all your expenses, income and bank account balances. All your data can be quickly viewed in either a spreadsheet-style grid or as a Line, Bar, Pie or Area graph. Whether you already have existing personal finance data stored electronically or just beginning, My Money Minder can get you going quickly. Once you have entered your tax rate (so your Sales Tax, GST or VAT can be calculated automatically) and start of financial year into the Preferences new entries are entered via a single dialog. To make entering data faster My Money Minder remembers the last 100 unique items you have typed into the name field and these can be selected from an autocomplete list.

Product:

My Money Minder 1.9.5

Platforms:

OSX, Classic (1.7)

Price:

$12.50

Website:

http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/mymoneyminder.html

Tabbed File Browser and File Management Tool

RAGE Macintosh Explorer brings the hierarchical, tree-view navigation style of Windows Explorer to the Mac. Combining powerful file management tools along with a unique approach to Mac file browsing, RAGE Macintosh Explorer was the first Macintosh file browser to offer tabbed file browsing, thumbnail previews while you browse and filter based file browsing. RAGE Macintosh Explorer eases the transition for Windows users who switch to the Mac, while offering existing Mac users an appealing alternative to their current file navigation system.

Product:

Rage Macintosh Explorer 4.5

Platforms:

OSX, Classic

Price:

$15.95

Website:

http://www.ragesw.com/products/explorer.html

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