Feb 00 Newsbits
Volume Number: 16 (2000)
Issue Number: 2
Column Tag: Newsbits
By Jessica Stubblefield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Media Design In*Progress Ships Interaction 3.0
New release improves Interaction's support for server-side XML, advances the membership subscription capabilities and introduces additional features for making dynamic and personalized websites without requiring scripting.
Media Design in*Progress shipped Interaction 3.0, the XML based Mac web server companion for building and hosting personalized, social websites. Key new features includes integrated Emilé XML editor, expiration of membership subscriptions, conditional content that adapts to the membership status, prerequisite restrictions to personalize pages depending on browsing history, upgraded visitor monitor, OSA scriptability and recordability, among others.
AppMaker Generates Scriptable Applications
Bowers Development has posted an update for AppMaker #12 to generate scriptable applications. With this update, AppMaker generates the 'aete' resource, and code to resolve object references, to handle GetData and SetData events, and to create elements. This update supports PowerPlant. In the coming weeks we will post updates for our other languages.
Another new feature in this update is the ability to "override" generated code with your own code. You can specify an override name for the App, Doc, windows, dialogs, or DataDefs. AppMaker's generated code will instantiate your class instead of the standard class. Your override class is assumed to be a subclass of the standard class. I.e. your code overrides the standard code.
VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.2
Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced the release of VSE Web Site Turbo 3.0.2.
VSE Web Site Turbo is a tool that tries to prevent web surfers from leaving a web site before it has been loaded.
It does that by making web pages load as fast as possible. VSE Web Site Turbo strips unneeded data from web pages, resulting in size reductions averaging from 20 to 50 percent based on content. It also optimizes JPEG and GIF images. The appearance of the web page is not changed.
The new version fixes several minor bugs and a conflict with the Palm Desktop Extension that could lead to a crash. It also offers a new preferences option that allows the user to filter special files.
Automated Solutions Group Announces StructNamesPack
Obtain arrays of method names, list names and form names for a given table.
Automated Solutions Group announced the release of StructNamesPack, a suite of routines for obtaining arrays of method names, list names, and form names for a given table.
StructNamesPack includes a variety of functions, designed to enhance any 4th Dimension application, providing a suite of plug-in routines.
Included in StructNamesPack are the following features:
- Build an array of 4th Dimension lists
- Build an array of Project Methods
- Build an array of Forms for a given Table
StructNamesPack is available for both Macintosh and Windows based applications and includes a "no-hassle" license. Purchase a single copy of StructNamesPack per developer (per platform in which it will be used or developed) within your organization and you may use it royalty-free in an unlimited number of compiled applications.
Object Tools Releases Latest Version of Eiffel for Macintosh CodeWarrior
This is the Beta 5 release and should be the last beta before final release, (Apple would call it a Golden Master candidate).
Works on all CW versions from Gold 11 to Pro 5.3. Eiffel for Macintosh is now well integrated with the CodeWarrior IDE. The speed of the compiler is nearly doubled. The compiler now reports multiple errors instead of stopping on the first. What was known as the MOTEL library is now known as Honey. The compiler now adds generated .c files to the Code group correctly. Eiffel projects are better organized, reflecting the separation of concerns in Eiffel. Now supports the create keyword, rather than !! (still supported but flagged). The class creators clause now prefers the create keyword rather than creation. All known bugs have been fixed.