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Issue 5.6

NEWS

News

Issue: 5.6 (September/October 2007)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 16,305
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Article Number: 5601
Related Web Link(s):

http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/timeclock.htm
http://www.pandaware.com/timecache/
http://www.charcoaldesign.co.uk/news/parser
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/overview.shtml
http://www.ragesw.com/products/googlesitemap.html
http://www.esellerate.net/downloads
http://www.realsoftware.com/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.lavasoftware.com
http://www.macsos.com.au
http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/rubikpuzzle.htm
http://www.ebutterfly.com/rb/wslamazon.php
http://www.macsos.com.au/riskybusinesssos/
http://www.fanuriotimetracking.com/
http://developer.chaoticbox.com/realbasic.php?tab=declares
http://homepage.mac.com/susannone/10101software/Menu96.html
http://www.4sightfax.com/rbdeveloperbundle.html

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Time and Break Management

A utility to help the user keep track of time spent on a project and remind the user when to take breaks. The user can set the desired time between breaks. If the user is not ready to take a break when prompted, he can postpone the break before he is reminded again and this time is also settable. Settings and running time are saved between sessions.

Product:

TimeClock 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

FREE

Website:

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

Time and Expense Billing

TimeCache is a comprehensive time and expense billing application with support for timed or manual entries, retainer billing, customizable invoices and reports, extensive printing options, support for workgroups, and very flexible data entry options allowing users to work in a manner that best suits them. It also offers tracking of all a user's computer activity, can use Apple Address Book entries for client contact information, can produce charts of billable time and expenses, and can import from and export to iCal calendars.

Product:

TimeCache

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$50

Website:

http://www.pandaware.com/timecache/

Open Source Parsing Library

The Parser and Tokenizer classes offer REALbasic developers the power to add all kinds of new and exciting functionality to their projects. The Tokenizer class provides sophisticated string chopping capability, far in advance of the built-in Split and NthField operations available in REALbasic. The Tokenizer lets you define tokens using regular expressions for both pattern matching and replacement. For even more powerful string handling, the Parser class can take the token stream produced by the Tokenizer and perform semantic processing, collapsing the tokens into syntactic structures of your own design. Developers could use this as the basis of a custom XML parser or validator for example, or even a scripting language interpreter.

Product:

Parsing Library

Platforms:

All

Price:

Open Source

Website:

http://www.charcoaldesign.co.uk/news/parser

MBS Plug-in - Features Video

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 800 classes and 2 controls featuring over 15,000 documented functions. The movie shows a general overview about a few selected features in the plugin collection. You can watch and see what is possible in REALbasic using the plugins. The movie is 100 MB in size, requires QuickTime player and a fast internet connection.

Product:

MBS REALbasic Plugins

Platforms:

All

Price:

n/a

Website:

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

Sitemap Automation Tool

With RAGE Google Sitemap Automator you can automate the process of creating Google Sitemaps by utilizing powerful filters and preset conditions so you don't have to go through thousands of pages yourself. The application then uploads your Google Sitemap to your web server and notifies search engines so they know where to find your sitemap file. 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 allows all major search engines to properly find and index your web site.

Product:

RAGE Google Sitemap Automator 1.7

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$29.95

Website:

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

eSellerate Integration for your Apps

eSellerate plug-in for REALbasic, an the Integrated eSeller option for use with Macintosh and Windows applications developed using REALbasice. A Web plug-in for REALbasic, the Embedded Web Store option for use with universal binary applications developed using REALbasic and now also Windows builds.

Product:

eSellerate SDK for REALbasic

Platforms:

OSX, XP

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.esellerate.net/downloads

Poland Teaches REALbasic to 60,000 Students

The Poland Ministry of Education and Science has purchased additional REALbasic software licenses to teach programming in schools across Poland. Today, 60,000 students in 600 lyceums are learning REALbasic in the classroom. Lyceums are high schools for students aged 16-19. "We are very excited with the success Poland has been having teaching REALbasic in lyceums all across the country," said Geoff Perlman, President and CEO of REAL Software. "REALbasic is the ideal environment to use in computer programming classrooms as it is a modern, object-oriented version of BASIC that is easy to teach and fun to learn."

Product:

REALbasic in Education

Platforms:

n/a

Price:

n/a

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/

Ultimate REALbasic Plugin

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 800 classes and 2 controls featuring over 15,000 documented functions. The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer, 200 MB hard disk 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

Platforms:

All

Price:

From €20

Website:

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

Enterprise-Level Password Manager

PasswordVault is a top-rated Password Manager which automates website logins and helps you organize and secure your passwords. It's very easy to use, but includes powerful features for advanced users and organizations. Many home users, businesses and major sites like The University of Illinois use PasswordVault.

Product:

PasswordVault 6.0

Platforms:

OSX, XP

Price:

$14.95

Website:

http://www.lavasoftware.com

Database Manager and Diagramming Tool

SyBrowser is a suite of native Macintosh, MacOS X and Win32 relational database browsing client applications that provide an overview of the tables in OpenBase, FrontBase, Sybase, MS SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL databases hosted on UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers. It allows the execution of SQL queries against these RDBMS and the query results can be saved to disk. Complex queries can be saved to disk for reuse.

Product:

SyBrowser 8.3

Platforms:

OSX, XP

Price:

$89

Website:

http://www.macsos.com.au

Rubix Cube on your Computer

Rubik Puzzle is a computer version of the puzzle popular in the early 1980s. You see a layout of all six sides of a 3 x 3 x 3 cube plus an up-to-date isometric display showing the cube's Top, Left and Front sides. Buttons allow you to rotate any layer or the whole cube. A Scramble feature is provided with depths of three to ten moves. An Undo feature allows unlimited moves backwards. The application includes a printable log of all moves made. Examples of interesting patterns are included. Sound is supported. Settings for window position, scramble depth and sound are saved between sessions.

Product:

Rubik Puzzle 1.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$10

Website:

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

Integrate Amazon into your Apps

This HTTPSocket subclass wraps the Amazon Web Services ECS 4.0 API into an easy-to-use library of 36 powerful methods and 164 properties with support for their US, UK, German, French, Canadian, and Japanese Amazon stores. It includes extensive search and information retrieval capabilities, plus the ability to create, update and checkout Amazon shopping carts -- all from within your REALbasic applications! This class library also comes with the project source code for a fully-functional Amazon-powered application, which you can reuse in your own REALbasic projects.

Product:

WSL-Amazon 2.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

$49

Website:

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

WorkPlace Risk Assessment and Safety Application

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 v2007.081

Platforms:

OSX, XP

Price:

From $99

Website:

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

Time Tracking for Freelancers

Fanurio is a Windows time tracking and billing application designed for freelancers. With Fanurio you can easily organize your work, track time and create invoices. In order to keep track of client work, you can create a project for each client. Then you can record time and expenses. Work can be marked as billable or non-billable using a flat rate or an hourly rate. The application can be accessed from the Windows tray bar and it detects idle time. Fanurio can export its data to a CSV or Excel file so that you can easily import it in other applications like Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc.

Product:

Fanurio 1.6

Platforms:

XP

Price:

$39

Website:

http://www.fanuriotimetracking.com/

FMOD Ex Audio Classes

These open source classes hook into the cross platform FMOD Ex audio library supporting a wide range of audio formats and advanced playback options, including physically correct 3D positional audio. Version 0.6b includes several enhancements, optimizations, and bug fixes, plus driver fallbacks for improved hardware compatibility. A new FMExStreamSentence class provides gapless stitching of multiple audio streams with support for predefined or on-the-fly playback (re)ordering - ideal for context sensitive music or dynamic narrative. This release also includes a new tool that generates a Universal Binary FMODEx.framework to ease development on Mac OS X systems.

Product:

FMOD Ex Audio Classes

Platforms:

All

Price:

Open Source

Website:

http://developer.chaoticbox.com/realbasic.php?tab=declares

Clock in your Dock

This application places a clock in your dock. It is fully customizable. Just click and hold on the Dock Clock icon in the dock and select "Preferences" from the list that appears. It features customized clock faces, various presets (aqua, graphite, brushed metal, and more), planet view, customizable colors, hourly alarms and quick access to the Date and Time preference pane.

Product:

Dock Clock 2.0

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$4

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/susannone/10101software/Menu96.html

Integrate Fax into your Apps

The 4-Sight FAX/FaxPack solution enables fax users to send and receive both fax and email messages from anywhere in the world via an Internet connection. Because Client/Server fax software is built on the premise of sharing as little as one fax line for any number of end-users, 4-Sight FAX and FaxPack reduce cost justification to a simple calculation. Added end-user productivity savings within REALbasic applications make it an ideal tool for eliminating wasted time on fax retries and paper jams linked to traditional faxing methods. Together, 4-Sight FAX and FaxPack provide an industrial strength messaging solution with seamless integration capabilities. REALbasic developers can automate direct fax and email for their users from custom applications.

Product:

FaxPack 7

Platforms:

OSX, XP

Price:

From $195

Website:

http://www.4sightfax.com/rbdeveloperbundle.html

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