[MD1] Roaster Release 4 Product Family
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Roaster Release 4 Product Family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
Judith Steinbaum
Roaster Technologies
617-876-4031 x1818
judith@roaster.com

Roaster Release 4 Product Family: All Java -- Cross Platform and Extensible

November 14, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its first announcement of
detailed information regarding the eagerly awaited Roaster(r) Release 4,
Roaster Technologies revealed that the new release is written entirely in
Java(tm), utilizes the Java(tm) Foundation Classes, and is the basis for
its Data and Enterprise Editions. Release 4 is the cornerstone of the
extended Roaster family of development software for high-end professional
developers working in Java. The environment is completely extensible,
enabling the integration of a wide variety of technologies.

"Roaster Release 4 represents a major innovation in the field of Java
IDE's," noted John Dhabolt, President and CEO of Roaster Technologies.
"This product is the foundation of a substantial and extensible
architecture which offers technological innovations within a modular
environment. Using this family will dramatically increase the creativity,
the power, and the productivity of any developer."

Roaster Develops Roaster!

The Release 4 project was originally started using Roaster Release 3 on the
Macintosh, heavily utilizing the Internet Foundation Classes from Netscape.
"The engineers at Roaster Technologies completely bootstrapped the
development of Release 4, literally using Roaster to develop Roaster,"
Dhabolt explained. As the project evolved, Roaster Technologies took the
next step - using the maturing Release 4 Java version to continue
development under Windows, JDK(tm) 1.1 and the Java Foundation Classes.
"Through taking this approach," Dhabolt added, "we were able to capitalize
on the cross-platform promise of Java to develop a single source-base, and
then seamlessly transfer the development from one platform to another."

"We are pleased to see today's announcement from Roaster Technologies,"
said Dr. Lew Tucker, director of developer relations at Sun Microsystems'
JavaSoft division. "Roaster Release 4 illustrates the power of Java, which
is critical to developers who wish to capitilize on Java's 'Write Once Run
Anywhere(tm)' proposition."

Based on JDK 1.1 and Java Foundation Classes

Roaster is one of the first Java development environments to be written
entirely in Java, based on JDK 1.1 and written utilizing the Java
Foundation Classes. This support gives Roaster users a consistent
development experience across all major operating system platforms.

Apple and Roaster

Clarifying Roaster Technologies' commitment to the Macintosh, Dhabolt was
delighted with Apple's announcement about opening its Operating Systems to
Java, its impressive advances in MRJ 2.0, and re-iterated that "all Roaster
products will be supported under MacOS 8 and Rhapsody."

Data and Enterprise Editions

Regarding the Data and Enterprise editions, Dhabolt described them as
"another first in development tools, in that the developer is given the
security that the software will not be outdated, but rather, can continue
to expand to provide the flexibility and stability critical to this
industry." He added that one might consider these editions almost as
pre-packaged solutions of individual modules. "These are the 'cousins,' of
the family, currently in development, which will extend the power of the
developer simply through the addition of modules, wizards, and third-party
solutions to the Release 4 foundation."

Pricing and Availability

Roaster Release 4 is scheduled to ship at the end of Q1, 1998. The public
beta release is scheduled for January. Release 4 will sell for $99. All
registered Roaster Release 3 owners will be able to upgrade to Release 4
for only $49.

Release 3 is currently available for $99. Corporate and Educational site
licensing options are available.

Ed. Note: Roaster products products are available through DevDepot
(http://www.devdepot.com), mailto:orders@devdepot.com, Toll free:
800-MACDEV-1, Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798.

Overview of Release 4 Technical Features

Extensible

Release 4 can easily support new technologies through the extensibility of
the development environment. This enables Roaster Technologies,
third-parties or end-users to easily integrate new features. Many parts of
the development environment include Java API's to access custom features
from Java.

* Plug-in architecture to customize Roaster at startup
* Plug-in compilers
* Wizards
* Preferences
* GUI-builders
* Toolbar tools
* New menus or existing menus with new functionality
* Custom control over the editor
* Customized file support
* Integration of third-party applications as modules

New Source Editing Views

Release 4 will give developers the option of working with the editor in an
encapsulated ObjectView, or the standard full source view. The ObjectView
allows the developer to focus working on each Java class or method
separately, while the full source view allows the developer the freedom of
working with the entire Java source file at once. This can be set through a
global preference as a default setting, or switched on-the-fly when using
the ObjectView.

Extended Javadoc support

Javadoc is treated as a first class citizen in Release 4. By placing the
Javadoc comments in a separate editor, Release 4 makes the utilization of
Javadoc comments as easy as typing your comments in a standard text editor.
In addition, Wizards will help prompt the developer for the appropriate
additional Javadoc tags if necessary. Of course the Javadoc comments are
fully visible alongside the appropriate code section at all times.

By clicking a preview button, developers will be able to preview the
Javadoc in fully rendered HTML. In the ObjectView the Javadoc is rendered
for the class or method currently being modified, allowing the developer to
focus on the task at hand.

In addition to the preview of Javadoc comments, users will also be able to
browse the comments on the fly. When in preview mode, the "see also" and
other appropriate links become hot links that take the developer to the
desired class or method. Back and Forward buttons allow fully interactive
browsing of the source code and comments.

Of equal importance to Java developers, is the fact that the actual
physical documentation created by Release 4 is placed in a hierarchical
folder structure, so Macintosh and other Java developers don't run into the
standard file length limitation issues. Optionally, 8.3 filenames can be
generated.

World-class debugger

Release 4 will allow debugging into multiple projects simultaneously. In
addition, developers will be able to combine this feature with the ability
to debug remotely for powerful distributed computing debugging.

RoasterBuilder

Release 4 will include an integrated JavaBeans(tm) builder to facilitate
working graphically with JavaBeans and other components.

Standard Features

Those already familiar with Roaster Release 3 will be pleased to find the
inclusion of the following world-class features already found in Roaster:
Project window for file organization, class tree and class browser,
context-sensitive online help, powerful Find and Search/Replace Mechanism,
the QuickCode toolbar to create a very powerful editing experience, Zip
file creation, JAR file creation, and much more.

Awards

-- World Class Award (Java Developers Journal, July 1997)
-- World Class Award Finalist (Macworld, 1997)
-- 4 out of 5 Stars (Macworld, October 1996)
-- 4 out of 5 Stars (Macworld, May 1996)
-- 4.5 out of 5 Coffee Cups (Java Report, March/April 1996)

Recent Press And User Comments

-- "I'd recommend Roaster as my first choice tool for professional
Java-only development." (JavaWorld, September 1997)
-- "... if you're professionally committed to producing high-end Java
applications, especially those involving database access, Roaster Release 3
is the most powerful Java tool set you can buy for the Mac." (Macworld,
September 1997)
--"Conclusion: Roaster Release 3 is perfect for professional Java
development." (Java Developers Journal, July 1997)
-- "It's much more mature than other MacOS Java development tools."
("Webintosh" June 1997)
-- "I will be contacting everyone I know with a Mac, urging him or her to
buy Roaster Release 3. My experience shows it is the cleanest, most
rock-solid Java development environment available. And how could anyone
resist all the bundled goodies and the low introductory price?" ('Uncle
Dave' - David Moffat, May, 1997)

About Roaster Technologies

Roaster Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to providing software products
targeted to Java developers. Its first product, Roaster, the pioneering
Integrated Development Environment for Java on the Macintosh, continues to
receive high praise from industry press and Java developers, including a
World Class Award from Java Developers Journal in July of 1997, and a
finalist award in the 1997 Macworld World Class Award competition. Further
information about Roaster Technologies is available from info@roaster.com,
or can found on the web at http://www.roaster.com/.

 
AAPL
$97.19
Apple Inc.
+2.47
MSFT
$44.87
Microsoft Corpora
+0.04
GOOG
$595.98
Google Inc.
+1.24

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Firefox 31.0 - Fast, safe Web browser. (...
Firefox for Mac offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals... Read more
Little Snitch 3.3.3 - Alerts you to outg...
Little Snitch gives you control over your private outgoing data. Track background activityAs soon as your computer connects to the Internet, applications often have permission to send any... Read more
Thunderbird 31.0 - Email client from Moz...
As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements... Read more
Together 3.2 - Store and organize all of...
Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface. Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality,... Read more
Cyberduck 4.5 - FTP and SFTP browser. (F...
Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external editors and system technologies such... Read more
iExplorer 3.4 - View and transfer all th...
iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or... Read more
Airmail 1.4 - Powerful, minimal email cl...
Airmail is a powerful, minimal mail client.It was designed to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail... Read more
Macs Fan Control 1.1.12 - Monitor and co...
Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with... Read more
A Better Finder Rename 9.37 - File, phot...
A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better... Read more
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 - Fo...
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2011) models. This update addresses an issue where systems may take longer to wake from sleep than expected and fixes a rare issue... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Traps n' Gemstones (Games)
Traps n' Gemstones 1.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.00 (iTunes) Description: LAUNCH SALE! 40% off, JULY ONLY! TRAPS N' GEMSTONES is an adventurous platform game, among gamers typically known as the... | Read more »
Soccer Physics (Games)
Soccer Physics 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: One-button soccer game! So dumb it's fun. "Soccer Physics is probably the funniest football game you'll play on iOS" —... | Read more »
Ex-Angry Birds Developers Release Monsu...
Ex-Angry Birds Developers Release Monsu Teaser Trailer Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014 [ permalink ] Finnish developer Boomlagoon has released a teaser trailer of their forthcoming side-scrolling action platformer, | Read more »
Lots of New Modes Have Been Added to Can...
Lots of New Modes Have Been Added to Canabalt Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Stronghold 3: The Campaigns Review
Stronghold 3: The Campaigns Review By Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: DULL STRATEGIZINGiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad A cumbersome strategy game, Stronghold 3: The Campaigns has a few too many issues to... | Read more »
Table Tennis Touch on Sale for a Limited...
Table Tennis Touch on Sale for a Limited Time Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 23rd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Secret Files Tunguska Review
Secret Files Tunguska Review By Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014 Our Rating: :: CONSPIRACY-LITTERED ADVENTURINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Offering traditional adventuring with no fear of in-app purchases, Secret... | Read more »
Celebrate Summer With a Cat in the Hat L...
Celebrate Summer With a Cat in the Hat Learning Library Sale Posted by Ellis Spice on July 22nd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Dragon Raiders Review
Dragon Raiders Review By Nadia Oxford on July 22nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: RUN, DRAGON, RUNUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Dragon Raiders is rough and scaly in some parts, but overall it’s an enjoyable level-based running... | Read more »
MyTaskList Review
MyTaskList Review By Jennifer Allen on July 22nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: EFFECTIVE IF PLAINUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad It’s not the most stylish of task management apps, but MyTaskList has all the features you could... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

With The Apple/IBM Alliance, Is The iPad Now...
Almost since the iPad was rolled out in 2010, and especially after Apple made a 128 GB storage configuration available in 2012, there’s been debate over whether the iPad is a serious tool for... Read more
MacBook Airs on sale starting at $799, free s...
B&H Photo has the new 2014 MacBook Airs on sale for up to $100 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. They also include free copies of Parallels... Read more
Apple 27″ Thunderbolt Display (refurbished) a...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 27″ Thunderbolt Displays available for $799 including free shipping. That’s $200 off the cost of new models. Read more
WaterField Designs Unveils Cycling Ride Pouch...
High end computer case and bag maker WaterField Designs of San Francisco now enters the cycling market with the introduction of the Cycling Ride Pouch – an upscale toolkit with a scratch-free iPhone... Read more
Kingston Digital Ships Large Capacity Near 1T...
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc.,has announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston SSDNow V310 solid-state... Read more
Apple’s Fiscal Third Quarter Results; Record...
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014, racking up quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per... Read more
15-inch 2.0GHz MacBook Pro Retina on sale for...
B&H Photo has the 15″ 2.0GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1829 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $170 off MSRP. B&H will also include free copies of Parallels... Read more
Apple restocks refurbished Mac minis for up t...
The Apple Store has restocked Apple Certified Refurbished Mac minis for up to $150 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 2.5GHz Mac... Read more
Twelve South HiRise For MacBook – Height-Adju...
If you use your MacBook as a workhorse desktop substitute, as many of us do, a laptop stand combined with an external keyboard and pointing device are pretty much obligatory if you want to avoid... Read more
Why The Mac Was Not Included In The Apple/IBM...
TUAW’s Yoni Heisler cites Fredrick Paul of Network World whoi blogged last week that the Mac’s conspicuous absence from Apple and IBM’s landmark partnership agreement represents a huge squandered... Read more

Jobs Board

Senior Interaction Designer, *Apple* Online...
**Job Summary** Apple is looking for a hands on Senior…will be a key player in designing for the Apple Online Store. The ideal designer will have a Read more
*Apple* Sales Chat Rep - Apple (United State...
…is looking for motivated, outgoing, and tech savvy individuals who want to offer Apple Customers an unparalleled customer experience over chat. At Apple , we believe Read more
Mac Expert - *Apple* Online Store Mexico -...
…MUST be fluent in English and Spanish to be considered for this position At Apple , we believe that hard work, a fun environment, creativity and innovation fuel the Read more
*Apple* Industrial Design CAD Sculptor - App...
**Job Summary** The Apple Industrial Design team is looking for a CAD sculptor/Digital 3D modeler to create high quality CAD models used in the industrial design process Read more
*Apple* Developer Support Advisor - Portugue...
**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.