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Issue 5.5

NEWS

News

Issue: 5.5 (July/August 2007)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 14,819
Starting Page Number: 6
Article Number: 5501
Related Web Link(s):

http://www.realsoftware.com/community/realworld/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/
http://www.lavasoftware.com/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.macsos.com.au/riskybusinesssos/
http://www.pariahware.com/elasticwindow.php
http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/autoflash.htm
http://www.pariahware.com/shooapps.php
http://www.rbdevzone.com/Code/tabid/71/Default.aspx
http://www.ttpsoftware.com/Products/rwthememiner.html
http://bradrhine.com/pages/opensource.php
http://www.ragesw.com/products/mapdesign.html
http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/mymoneyminder.html
http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/RBCodeReports/RBCodeReports.html
http://fmteau.club.fr/rpgmapmaker/rpgmapmaker.htm
http://www.fastforwardsw.com/products/quicksnap/

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REAL World 2008 Dates Announced

REAL Software, provider of REALbasic and REAL SQL Server, announced today that REAL World 2008, the REAL Software User Conference, will be held March 19 -- 21, 2008 at the Omni Downtown in Austin, Texas. This will be the 5th annual User Conference.

Product:

REAL World 2008

Platforms:

n/a

Price:

TBA

Website:

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

MonkeyBread Menu Extras

MonkeyBread Software has released updates to two of it's menu extras, Name in menubar, which shows the name of the current user, and IP in menubar, which shows the current IP address. Both of these applications have been upgraded to Universal Binaries and add the ability for developers to make the application background-only. These are open source programs with source code included, and are a demonstration of how to achieve menu extras in REALbasic.

Product:

Name in menubar 2.0, IP in menubar 4.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/

Media Entertainment Centre

Kenbushi is a powerful media entertainment centre with built-in file sharing and data backup. Simply connect a PC or Mac to your TV and sound system, and Kenbushi will provide a gorgeous, fast and powerful way to browse, search and play all your movies, music, TV shows and other media. The new full-screen media control system provides a gorgeous, fast and powerful way to browse and search your media library for movies, music, TV shows, music videos, audio books and podcasts. Kenbushi is available in 3 editions, lite (free), standard ($14.95) and professional ($24.95).

Product:

Kenbushi 7.0

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

From FREE

Website:

http://www.lavasoftware.com/

Ultimate Plugin for Developers

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 600 classes and 2 controls featuring over 14000 documented functions. The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer. Also required are 180 MB 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 7.3

Platforms:

All

Price:

From €20

Website:

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

WorkPlace Risk Assessment

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.

Product:

Risky Business SOS 2007.051

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

From $1499

Website:

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

Window Control Management

Elastic Window is a set of classes for REALbasic developers which allows controls on a window to be resized proportionally with the window. Using Elastic Window, developers can design windows with a particular look in mind and ensure it will maintain a uniform look no matter what size the user makes the window. It's a great solution to make your application more user-friendly, great for full-screen kiosk applications and if your application has been designed with a certain resolution in mind.

Product:

Elastic Window 1.3

Platforms:

All

Price:

$195

Website:

http://www.pariahware.com/elasticwindow.php

Flash Card Learning Solution

Auto Flash was developed to help users learn any subject using text flash cards. Phrases are flashed in the middle of the display, on top of everything. There are two parts - Part A (questions) and Part B (answers). The duration of Part A phrases, the period between Part A phrases, text color, bold on/off, text size and phrase selection mode are set on the Setup Window. Part B phrases are displayed two seconds after Part A phrases for one second. Default phrases are countries (Part A) and their capitals (Part B); the user can make his own set of phrases. Settings and phrases are saved between sessions.

Product:

Auto Flash 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

FREE

Website:

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

Workspace Management

Shoo Apps is a utility that allows per-application granularity in hiding inactive applications to keep your workspace uncluttered. With Shoo Apps, the user can choose to have all inactive applications hide at the same time or give each individual application its own interval... from hiding immediately to not at all.

Product:

Shoo Apps 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$15

Website:

http://www.pariahware.com/shooapps.php

Unit Testing Framework

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, and is now open source.

Product:

RB Unit 2.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

FREE

Website:

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

RapidWeaver Theme Editor

RWThemeMiner is a RapidWeaver theme editing assistant. It enables you to edit or replace any element in any RapidWeaver theme. It provides a user-friendly interface between the contents of your RW themes and your image and text editing applications. With RWThemeMiner making theme modification is easy and intuitive. RWThemeMiner assists you in editing or replacing theme image files as well as editing text files such as: css, html, js, plist, etc.

Product:

RWThemeMiner

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$15

Website:

http://www.ttpsoftware.com/Products/rwthememiner.html

Open Source Classes/Libraries for Developers

Toolbar Utilities provides functions for getting and setting properties of the native REALbasic toolbar on Mac OS X. These properties are toolbar visibility, toolbar size, toolbar mode, and toolbar button visibility. It will compile for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, but only has functionality on Mac OS X. Date Extensions provides functions for common date-related tasks, such as adding a week to a date or adding a variable number of days to a date.

Product:

Toolbar Utilities and Date Extensions 1.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://bradrhine.com/pages/opensource.php

Web Site Interactivity without Plugins

RAGE MapDesign provides a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) user interface that allows web developers to visually add hot spots to a single image file which link to multiple web pages. Using standards based CSS, RAGE MapDesign lets users define mouse over and mouse down transitions adding slick visual effects which are compatible with virtually every web browser and operating system. RAGE MapDesign generates all the necessary code so previous knowledge of CSS or HTML is not required.

Product:

RAGE MapDesign 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$19.95

Website:

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

Personal Finance Manager

My Money Minder is the easiest way to manage your personal finances! It 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. So you can easily summarize your finances, entries are organised into an unlimited number of user defined Categories (e.g Pay, Rent, Groceries) which are further organised into Groups (e.g Home, Work, Holidays). Methods of payment, such as Cash, Credit Card or Cheque can also be tracked. It imports a wide variety of formats, such as Quicken, CSV, very quickly.

Product:

My Money Minder 1.9.6

Platforms:

OSX, OS9

Price:

$12.50

Website:

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

Code Reporter

RB Code Reports provides software metrics for your REALbasic application. It gives you a way to objectively evaluate the maintainability of your project and improve its performance. It analyzes your project and produces a set of reports including the Statistics, Unused Variables, Optimizations, Cyclomatic Complexities, and Spell Check reports. You can use these reports to clean up and optimize your code and show you what methods need to be refactored.

Product:

RB Code Reports 1.3

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

$24.95

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/RBCodeReports/RBCodeReports.html

Map Maker for RPG Games

RPGMapMaker is a tool for drawing maps with polygonal grids. These maps are generally used in Role Playing games, and can be designed for any other purposes. In addition to having most of the capabilities of a real painting program (such as lines, rectangles, ovals and round rectangles, drawing and filling with color and pattern, text, rubber, pipettes tools, etc.), RPGMapMaker has also unique features that greatly simplify map-building, such as grids, static maps, interactive maps, layer managers, predefined terrain libraries, random maze, cavern and dungeon generator, and much more.

Product:

RPGMapMaker 5.2

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://fmteau.club.fr/rpgmapmaker/rpgmapmaker.htm

Screenshot Utility

QuickSnap is an easy-to-use and intuitive screenshot utility for Mac OS X which lets you take screenshots of your screen, a selection or a window and save them to a file in a format of your choice. It includes many features to make the task of taking screenshots easier and faster. Built-in options for filenames, formats, turning sounds on and off, and more are easily accessible. With timed screenshots, hot keys and a status menu, QuickSnap is an excellent replacement for Apple's Grab utility and Ambrosia's Snapz Pro.

Product:

QuickSnap 1.1

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$14.95

Website:

http://www.fastforwardsw.com/products/quicksnap/

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