TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Sep 98 Newsbits

Volume Number: 14 (1998)
Issue Number: 9
Column Tag: Newsbits

September 1998 Newsbits

by Jessica Courtney, managing_ed@mactech.com

The YAAF Application Framework

The PandaWave has announced the release of the YAAF Application Framework, a freeware C++ framework for developing cross-platform applications.

What is YAAF?

YAAF stands for "Yet Another Application Framework." It is a C++ YAAF is designed to allow the easy development of cross-platform applications for the Macintosh OS, Windows 95/98 and Windows NT, and X Windows. Written in C++, YAAF provides a basic core framework for working with windows, views, menus, and controls in a portable fashion.

YAAF is copyright ©1998 by William Woody and The PandaWave, all rights reserved. YAAF is released under the GPL Library License, meaning that you may build applications using YAAF and resell them even for commercial purposes. You may also modify and distribute the YAAF libraries, but only as free software--while you may resell the YAAF libraries, you must do so under the GNU LGPL. For more information, please see the GPL Library License.

YAAF is currently used by The PandaWave as the basis for all of our application development. From BugLink to World Calendar and xt, we are using YAAF as our core technology for quickly developing cross-platform applications. By "eating our own lunch", so to speak, we hope to continue development on YAAF and continue providing the YAAF libraries for free to the developer community.

YAAF is available for download from the Info-Mac archives and from the PandaWave's home page. The YAAF distribution file also contains YAAF Constructor, an application used for laying out windows and dialog boxes, and xt, a simple text editor. Complete sources for YAAF, YAAF Constructor, xt and all utilities for Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and X (compiled under Redhat for Intel) are all provided.

http://www.pandawave.com/yaaf/


Bear River Associates offers Macintosh Software Maintenance Outsourcing Services

Bear River Associates announced today that it is available for handling outsourcing arrangements with software publishers and other companies who need their Macintosh applications maintained but no longer want to maintain the staff to do that internally. These services will enable software publishers and other organizations to entrust their Macintosh development needs to the oldest Macintosh development company around. Bear River has been developing Macintosh software since 1985, making it the oldest Macintosh development company in existence.

Bear River has completed more than two hundred projects developing Macintosh, Windows and Internet software development projects for clients such as Apple Computer, Microsoft, IBM, America Online, Ernst & Young, LiveWorld Productions and Inclusion. Bear River Associates offers desktop development services in addition to Internet development services.

http://www.bearriver.com


SpotCheck 1.1.1

GenieWorks has announced a promotional price for SpotCheck 1.1.1. Finally, there is a java editor with a REAL difference and its only US$20 for a limited time. This is not just about color-coded syntax and code indentation... this is much more.

SpotCheck is designed to help a Java programmer produce correct code without relying on confusing and untimely feedback from a compiler.

Specifically, SpotCheck identifies syntax errors and semantic errors (undefined names, type mismatches, etc.) - those errors normally returned by a compiler. This analysis is performed after each edit, giving the programmer immediate feedback on errors. Now, you only need to compile to produce executable code.

SpotCheck provides a host of additional features, including:

  • Smart links to name declarations
  • Cross-referenced Java APIs
  • Editing with popup menus
  • Interfaces to helper apps to compile & run
  • Hierarchical project browsing
  • Full support for the Java1.1.x language and APIs
  • Single command, project imports
http://www.genieworks.com/

Announcing Internet ToolKit v2.0 for 4D

Foresight Technology, Inc. announced that it is now distributing Internet ToolKit (ITK) v2.0 for Windows or Macintosh. Published by JCA S.A. of France, ITK is an inexpensive, yet extremely powerful external for 4th Dimension (4D). This is ITK's first major release since 1996 and brings many new features and improvements.

Internet ToolKit for 4D is the best-selling TCP/IP connectivity product for 4D. It allows any developer to send or answer requests using TCP, UDP or even ICMP; thus allowing the development of any type of industry strength Internet or intranet servers or clients within 4D V3 or V6 on Windows or Macintosh. ITK for 4D ships with many examples and demos handling the most common protocols (web, email, FTP, etc.).

http://www.a4softec.com
http://www.foresight.com


General Edit 1.0.2 Debugs and Analyzes Complex File Formats

Quadrivio Corporation announced General Edit 1.0.2, an update to the file utility designed to help Mac OS programmers view or edit data files with complex binary formats. The new version handles recursive formats such as QuickTime. A free updater for registered users and the $195 on-line version are available from Quadrivio's web site.

General Edit, introduced in January, has become a valued addition to the toolbox of Mac OS developers. Users report saving days of debugging effort through the utility's ability to display simply, clearly, and interactively the contents of complicated data structures.

The tool is a powerful alternative to simple hex or ASCII file editors. The user types familiar, C-like statements to specify the file format. The format is checked and compiled interactively and the tool immediately displays the file's contents in one or more formats. The file's format specification can be saved separately and re-used. The new version ships with example definitions for portions of the PICT, TIFF, and QuickTime file formats.

http://www.quadrivio.com


Tangent Systems of San Diego Annouces New Company Name

Tangent Systems of San Diego annouced that it has renamed its company to Tritera, a Software Development and Consulting company based in San Diego, California. It was originally formed in August 1993 as a general partnership. Tritera provides customized software development for Macintosh, Windows, Unix, and embedded systems using C, C++, CPX, and Java programming languages. The company has provided custom software development services for several Fortune 500 companies on a range of projects.

Tritera is the developer of BuildSim, an Integrated Development Environment for Simulation and Control System Development. Developers will enjoy the how easily systems can be modelled, simulated and tested. BuildSim was developed with students, engineers and scientists in mind. Its easy -to-use interface masks a sophisticated set of tools for simulation and data analysis. Complex dynamic models and control systems can simulated and data collected and plotted. BuildSim has been designed to make "tinkering" in the modelling/simulation world easy. On top of that, several productivity tools have been carefully designed to make it a truly unique and powerful application for developing and deploying simulations and process control systems.

BuildSim 2.0 Bronze Edition is Free, Downloadable from the Tritera website. BuildSim is delivered via internet as a Bronze Edition and can be upgraded to increasingly more powerful editions (Silver, Gold and Platinum) via password. BuildSim has many application areas including Education, Robotics, Electronics, Physics, Engineering Design, Process Control, and Simulation. Scientists, Engineers, and Engineering Students will find BuildSim powerful yet easy to use. Each edition of BuildSim provides more capabilities, functions and tools for system modelling, simulation and deployment. The Bronze Edition is free while the Silver, Gold and Platinum editions will have competitive price break points.

http://www.tritera.com


Tenon Enhances Unix for Power Macintosh and Lowers Price

Santa Barbara, CA, July 27, 1998. Tenon Intersystems is shipping an update to its Unix for Power Macs. Power MachTen 4.1.1 is a POSIX-compliant, BSD 4.4 Unix, with a Mach kernel foundation, that operates in concert with the Macintosh Operating System. The new Power MachTen 4.1.1 release includes updated software development tools, enhanced performance and security, and a dramatic price reduction.

Power MachTen 4.1.1 includes a native fast file system, an enhanced suite of Unix software development tools based on the latest GNU gcc 2.8.1, including a validated Ada compiler, C, Objective-C, C++, Fortran and Java (kaffe), and a high-performance X11R6 display and development environment with an OpenGL option. MachTen is a multiuser system with remote login capabilities that supports SUN's Network Information Service (NIS+), includes standard Unix filesharing (NFS), a full complement of Unix networking services (Apache web service, DNS bind, FTP service, mail and POP mail), a suite of popular scripting tools (Perl, tcl/tk, MacPerl), popular editors (vi, emacs, BBEdit Lite, Alpha), and hundreds of standard Unix applications and utilities, including secure shell.

MachTen is a powerful Unix development platform that is being used by third party vendors to bring new solutions to the Macintosh. By licensing Tenon's Unix libraries, developers have been able to bring sophisticated Unix software to Mac OS, even in advance of Rhapsody or Mac OS X. MachTen is being used by web developers to create Apache modules for Tenon's top-performing Mac OS web server, WebTen.

Power MachTen can be purchased either directly from Tenon or as part of a G3 Unix Workstation bundle from FGM, SciTech International, and others. The software is US$495 for corporations or individuals. The academic price is $250. The OpenGL option is $199; academic, $149. Quantity discounts are available.

http://www.tenon.com/products/machten

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

NetShade 6.3.1 - Browse privately using...
NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning seven countries. NetShade masks your IP address as you... Read more
Dragon Dictate 4.0.7 - Premium voice-rec...
With Dragon Dictate speech recognition software, you can use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. Far more than just speech-to-text, Dragon Dictate lets... Read more
Persecond 1.0.2 - Timelapse video made e...
Persecond is the easy, fun way to create a beautiful timelapse video. Import an image sequence from any camera, trim the length of your video, adjust the speed and playback direction, and you’re done... Read more
GIMP 2.8.14p2 - Powerful, free image edi...
GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching,... Read more
Sandvox 2.10.2 - Easily build eye-catchi...
Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant... Read more
LibreOffice 5.0.1.2 - Free, open-source...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more
f.lux 36.1 - Adjusts the color of your d...
f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake... Read more
VirtualBox 5.0.2 - x86 virtualization so...
VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers... Read more
File Juicer 4.43 - Extract images, video...
File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways. In computer... Read more
Apple MainStage 3.2 - Live performance t...
MainStage 3 makes it easy to bring to the stage all the same instruments and effects that you love in your recording. Everything from the Sound Library and Smart Controls you're familiar with from... Read more

ReBoard: Revolutionary Keyboard (Utilit...
ReBoard: Revolutionary Keyboard 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Do everything within the keyboard without switching apps! If you are in WhatsApp, how do you schedule a... | Read more »
Tiny Empire (Games)
Tiny Empire 1.1.3 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.1.3 (iTunes) Description: Launch cannonballs and blow tiny orcs into thousands of pieces in this intuitive fantasy-themed puzzle shooter! Embark on an... | Read more »
Astropad Mini (Productivity)
Astropad Mini 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Productivity Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: *** 50% off introductory price! ​*** Get the high-end experience of a Wacom tablet at a fraction of the price with Astropad... | Read more »
Emo Chorus (Music)
Emo Chorus 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members. ### introductory offer... | Read more »
Forest Spirit (Games)
Forest Spirit 1.0.5 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.5 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Ski Safari 2 (Games)
Ski Safari 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: The world's most fantastical, fun, family-friendly skiing game is back and better than ever! Play as Sven's sister Evana, share... | Read more »
Lara Croft GO (Games)
Lara Croft GO 1.0.47768 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.47768 (iTunes) Description: Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient... | Read more »
Whispering Willows (Games)
Whispering Willows 1.23 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.23 (iTunes) Description: **LAUNCH SALE 50% OFF** - Whispering Willows is on sale for 50% off ($4.99) until September 9th. | Read more »
Calvino Noir (Games)
Calvino Noir 1.1 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld.... | Read more »
Angel Sword (Games)
Angel Sword 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $6.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Prepare to adventure in the most epic full scale multiplayer 3D RPG for mobile! Experience amazing detailed graphics in full HD.... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Big Grips Lift Handle For iPad Air and iPad A...
KEM Ventures, Inc. which pioneered the extra-large, super-protective iPad case market with the introduction of Big Grips Frame and Stand in 2011, is launching Big Grips Lift featuring a new super-... Read more
Samsung Launches Galaxy Tab S2, Its Most Powe...
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced the U.S. release of the Galaxy Tab S2, its thinnest, lightest, ultra-fast tablet. Blending form and function, elegant design and multitasking power,... Read more
Tablet Screen Sizes Expanding as iPad Pro App...
Larger screen sizes are gaining favor as the tablet transforms into a productivity device, with shipments growing 185 percent year-over-year in 2015. According to a new Strategy Analytics’ Tablet... Read more
Today Only: Save US$50 on Adobe Elements 13;...
Keep the memories. lose the distractions. Summer’s winding down and it’s time to turn almost perfect shots into picture perfect memories with Elements 13. And get the power to edit both photos and... Read more
1.4GHz Mac mini on sale for $449, save $50
Best Buy has the 1.4GHz Mac mini on sale for $50 off MSRP on their online store. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Price for online orders only, in-store price may vary... Read more
12-inch 1.1GHz Gold MacBook on sale for $1149...
B&H Photo has the 12″ 1.1GHz Gold Retina MacBook on sale for $1149.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this... Read more
27-inch 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1849, sav...
Best Buy has the 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1849.99. Their price is $150 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Worldwide Tablet Shipments Expected to Declin...
Does Apple badly need a touchscreen convertible/hybrid laptop MacBook? Yes, judging from a new market forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, which... Read more
Continued PC Shipment Shrinkage Expected Thro...
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -8.7 percent in 2015 and not stabilize until 2017, according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker data. The... Read more
Imminent iPhone 6s Announcement Leads To 103%...
NextWorth Solutions, with its online and in-store electronics trade-in programs including http://NextWorth.com, reports that it has experienced a 103 percent surge in quoted trade-in values over the... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail Online Store: Customer Insigh...
**Job Summary** Apple Retail (Online Store) is seeking an experienced e-commerce analytics professional to join the Customer Insights Team. The Web e-Commerce Analyst Read more
*Apple* Music, Business Operations - Apple I...
Changing the world is all in a day039s work at Apple . If you love innovation, here039s your chance to make a career of it. You039ll work hard. But the job comes with Read more
WW *Apple* Retail Online Store: Customer In...
**Job Summary** The Apple Retail - Online Store is seeking an experienced web merchandising analytics professional to join the Customer Insights Team. The Web Read more
Senior Payments Security Manager - *Apple*...
**Job Summary** Apple , Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, innovative and hands-on senior payments security manager to join the Apple Pay security team. You will Read more
Software QA Engineer, *Apple* Pay Security...
**Job Summary** Imagine what you could do here. At Apple , great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.