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Issue 6.4

NEWS

News

Issue: 6.4 (May/June 2008)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 15,695
Starting Page Number: 6
Article Number: 6401
Related Web Link(s):

http://www.yumadev.com/forum/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/movies/
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/MPCalcPlugin.html
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/MPCalcRB.html
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24399
http://bradrhine.com/pages/maskextractor.php
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.tinrocket.com/software/superspritesurface/beta/
http://www.ebutterfly.com/helplogic/
http://www.yumadev.com/blog/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugin-chartdirector.shtml
http://www.thezaz.com/blog/announcements/animationkit_20_released.php
http://www.YumaDev.com/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://developer.chaoticbox.com/
http://www.ebutterfly.com/opensource/

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Yuma Forum

Inspiring Applications has set a forum for discussion of Yuma development. The forum software itself is written in Yuma, and is only about a week old; there are still a few things on the to-do list, but it's functional and we feel it has some nice improvements already over phpBB. Please give it a try, and feel free to leave us your feedback (perhaps in the "Forum Feedback" group or one of its sub-groups). Yuma is a server-side web development environment for REALbasic programmers, allowing you to embed Yuma code (which is based on REALbasic) into your HTML pages. Yuma is currently in beta.

Product:

Yuma Forum

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.yumadev.com/forum/

Monkeybread Movies

Monkeybread Software is proud to announce over 30 movies there showing various parts of the MBS REALbasic plugins. All movies are available in high resolution. You can now enjoy the movies on your iPhone, on your AppleTV, or on any computer. The Monkeybread Software plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 1000 classes and featuring over 20000 documented functions.

Product:

Monkeybread Software Movies

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/movies/

MPCalc Plugin 3.0

MPCalc Plugin provides the functionality of my multi-precision RPN calculator to a REALbasic program. It can handle numbers with up to 30,000 decimal digits. It can also handle numbers whose absolute values lie between about 1e-40000000 and 1e+40000000. As a Universal, Linux, and x86 plugin it can be used to create REALbasic applications which run under Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. Over forty scientific functions are now available. Version 3.0 adds Linux support and Universal support for Mac OS X, but removes Mac OS 9 support.

Product:

MPCalc 3.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

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

MPCalcRB 2.0

MPCalcRB is a multi-precision RPN scientific calculator for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. It can handle numbers with up to 30,000 digits. It can also handle numbers whose absolute values lie between about 10^-40000000 and 10^+40000000. The popup menu selects from three keypads. There are keyboard equivalents for the functions. Over forty scientific functions are now available. MPCalcRB was programmed in REALbasic using my MPCalc plugin and is based on Victor Shoup's NTL.

Product:

MPCalcRB 2.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

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

Amalgam Plugin 2.0

Amalgam plugin constitutes the blending of pictures, window elements and responsive widgets. This allows the building of novel graphical user interface elements independent of the limits the OS imposes on the developer. Amalgam provides an overlay to existing REALbasic windows and controls, and is seamlessly integrated. Amalgam is alpha aware, and the base class "Drawable" provides a simple API to accomplish many different scenarios, complex or less complex in nature. "Drawbar" can function as a window container for multiple "Drawables", allowing the creation of a custom window, such as the window found in GarageBand. On Windows it is not difficult to create a metal looking window or you could even design window elements that can poof away, disappear, or magically move, based on your own coding or animation with the use of multiple pictures.

Product:

Amalgam Plugin 2.0

Platforms:

OSX/Win

Price:

$100 (for commercial development)

Website:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24399

PNG Mask Extractor

PNG Mask Extractor is a small utility for Mac OS X and Windows that extracts the mask data from Portable Network Graphics files, generating mask files suitable for development projects or environments that don't natively support PNG's alpha channel transparency.

Product:

PNG Mask Extractor

Platforms:

OSX/Win

Price:

Free

Website:

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

MBS Plugins 8.2

Monkeybread Software releases version 8.2 of the MBS plug-in for REALbasic. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 1,000 classes featuring over 20,000 documented functions. 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. Plugin licenses are available for components or for the complete collection. Starting at 20 Euro (+VAT) for one component.

Product:

MBS Plugins

Platforms:

All

Price:

Varies (20-200 Euros)

Website:

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

SuperSpriteSurface 2.0 Beta

SuperSpriteSurface is a class framework for REALbasic that provides a savvy, modern alternative to REALbasic's built in SpriteSurface control. There are dozens of new features in version 2, but the main ones folks have been clamoring for are Windows builds, Mac Universal builds, and Mach-O Carbon builds.

Product:

SuperSpriteSurface

Platforms:

OSX/Win

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.tinrocket.com/software/superspritesurface/beta/

HELPLOGIC 1.5.1

Electric Butterfly, Inc. proudly announces the immediate availability of HelpLogic 1.5.1 for Mac OS X, the award-winning help authoring solution for cross-platform developers. With HelpLogic you can easily create help systems for your software and web sites from a single source. HelpLogic's innovative design removes the development headaches usually associated with help authoring, providing an ideal solution for cross-platform software developers, web site designers, and documentation writers. Save time with the integrated Workshop, Visual TOC Builder, HTML Editor, and Link Manager to quickly generate Web-based Help, Apple Help, Microsoft HTML Help, UniHelp, and PDF.

Product:

HelpLogic

Platforms:

OSX/Win

Price:

$99

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/helplogic/

Yuma Blog

Inspiring Applications, Inc. have created a blog for Yuma news, tips, and other information about their new REALbasic-based web-development platform. That is now the place to watch for further beta announcements, so subscribe to the RSS feed or check it now and then to see what's new in the Yuma world. The blog software is written in Yuma, too. Inspiring Applications will be releasing the code soon, which you can use on your own site if you wish, or just read to learn good Yuma coding techniques.

Product:

Yuma Blog

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.yumadev.com/blog/

MBS REALbasic ChartDirector

Monkeybread Software is proud to announce that with the new ChartDirector plug-in you can create professional charts in your application. Synthesize Charts using Layers: Layering architecture enables you to synthesize the charts you want using standard chart layers. Comprehensive Chart Types: Pie, donut, bar, line, spline, step, trend, curve-fitting, area, scatter, bubble, box-whisker, finance, gantt, vector, polar, radar, rose .... Even includes meters and gauges. Unparalleled Customizability: Object oriented API allows you to customize every chart details. Markup Text Support: Embed icons and use multiple fonts and colors in the same piece of text. Decorate your charts with professionally looking text and labels. Full Unicode support. No external DLLs. Per developer royalty free license for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Product:

MBS REALbasic ChartDirector

Platforms:

All

Price:

200 Euro

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugin-chartdirector.shtml

AnimationKit 2 Released

This new version of AnimationKit allows simpler use, and graphic-based animations. More details are available on the website. Fair warning though: the upgrade will break existing code -- there was no way around this. The included readme has been rewritten to describe all the changes and how to use them.

Product:

AnimationKit 2

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.thezaz.com/blog/announcements/animationkit_20_released.php

Yuma: Web Development for RB Users

Inspiring Applications, Inc. is pleased to announce Yuma, a new web development tool. With Yuma, you can embed REALbasic code directly into HTML pages. When the page is requested, that code is executed, and its results inserted into the page before it is sent onto the browser. A Yuma page is compiled the first time it is accessed (or whenever it or any #include files it depends on have changed). This makes Yuma very fast -- significantly faster than PHP or JavaScript -- on computation-intensive applications. Yuma provides access to many of the standard RB framework classes, such as Dictionary, Random, EmailMessage, the XML classes, and more. It also of course provides all the standard string and numeric functions. Yuma is currently in public beta. You can download the Yuma Development Server (along with examples and supporting files) from the Yuma home page.

Product:

Yuma

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free (development); $149 (enterprise)

Website:

http://www.YumaDev.com/

Free REALbasic Developer Subscription Offer

Monkeybread Software announces a special promotion with REALbasic Developer Magazine. For a limited time, every customer who orders a new MBS REALbasic Plugin Complete License will receive a code to get a FREE six-month electronic (PDF) subscription to REALbasic Developer Magazine, a 25 USD value, for free!

Product:

MBS REALbasic Plugins / REALbasic Developer Magazine

Platforms:

All

Price:

196 Euros

Website:

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

Updated 2D/3D Math Library

OxMath is a modular 2D and 3D math library with common classes like vectors and quaternions, plus more advanced features such as SIMD- accelerated vector-arrays and bounding volume/intersection classes. Time-slice function classes are also included to help create finite or cyclical procedural animations. Version 2.1 features a major API update and includes full and proper documentation. The OxMath Classes are compatible with Mac OS X Mach-O (PPC/Intel/ Universal), Windows, and Linux targets.

Product:

OxMath

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://developer.chaoticbox.com/

Open Source HelpRunner Updated

Electric Butterfly, Inc. has updated the open source HelpRunner module for REALbasic to version 1.2. This new version includes code contributed by Martin Honeywill, offering a more efficient way of loading a CHM's default page if a specific help page is not passed to the OpenWinCHM method. Easily implement native support for Apple Help and Microsoft HTML Help in your REALbasic applications with this free REALbasic module. In your Mac OS X Bundle apps, HelpRunner provides easy-to-use methods for registering your Apple Help Book and opening your Apple Help Book in Mac OS X's native Help Viewer. In your Windows apps, HelpRunner provides easy-to-use methods for opening your CHM help file in Microsoft Windows' native HTML Help Viewer. Includes full source code, example project, and extensive PDF documentation.

Product:

HelpRunner

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

Free (Open Source)

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/opensource/

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