FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Objective-Everything for Mac OS X Server is Available
Bethesda, Maryland. March 16, 1999. TipTop Software, Inc. welcomed the
arrival of the Apple’s Mac OS X Server operating system. Mac OS X Server
is a powerful, high-performance, scalable server solution. “The
sophistication of Mac OS X Server development environment is
unparalleled” said Pedja Bogdanovich, TipTop President. “Our
Objective-Everything leverages this powerful development environment to
further provide a truly language-independent rapid application
prototyping, development, and scripting environment. It facilitates
building robust applications in record time. We are excited to make
Objective-Everything available to all Mac OS X Server developers on the
Objective-Everything is a *MUST-HAVE* development environment for anyone
who develops under YellowBox (Mac OS X and Windows), including
programmers who just want to program in straight Objective-C and Java.
Objective-Everything is ideally suited for rapid application prototyping
and development, application scripting, regression testing, exploratory
programming, and much more. Objective-Everything currently consists of
Objective-Browser, Objective-Python, Objective-Tcl, Objective-Perl, and
Uses and Benefits
Objective-Everything is a comprehensive YellowBox development and runtime
environment which complements the Apple-provided runtime system and
tools. Some of the popular uses and benefits include:
* Rapid application prototyping and development environment. The
Objective-Everything languages, Objective-Python, Tcl, Perl, and
WebScript provide an interactive interpretive environment. You get immediate
feedback to all your programming actions in this environment, so you can
prototype and develop much more rapidly. You can define and redefine
classes and methods on-the-fly, at runtime. For example, the advanced
InterfaceBuilder integration lets you build entire applications directly
in InterfaceBuilder in record time!
* True language independence. The Objective-Everything
true language independence into the YellowBox development
environment. It allows you to develop programs for YellowBox and Carbon
without being restricted by the lack of expressiveness, class libraries,
or other limitations of a particular programming language. With
Objective-Everything you can use the language best suited for the
task at hand, or even mix-and-match languages! Classes can have mixed
implementation; certain methods can be implemented in Objective-C, other
methods can be implemented in Tcl, yet some other methods can be
implemented in Python, etc. It is transparent and irrelevant to
the sender of a message which language implements the corresponding
method—the method looks “native” to the caller.
* Carbon development and scripting. Objective-Everything is
Carbon-ready! It lets you leverage the Carbon API from any of the
* Exploration and debugging. The dynamic nature of Objective-Everything,
and its powerful runtime introspection capabilities make it an ideal
tool for exploratory programming and debugging.
In this respect, Objective-Browser, a graphical tool which allows you to
visualize objects and object-relations in a running program, is
especially useful. The browser allows you to view live objects within
a running application in many object-specific ways. OB allows you to
easily investigate the structure and methods of various objects and
classes. For example, class hierarchy, methods, instance variables, and
other object information can be viewed and *edited* during execution.
* Scripting environment. The Objective-Everything runtime can be used with
any YellowBox application to provide high-level scripting control.
* Testing environment. Objective-Everything is ideally suited for
* Programming environment enrichment. Objective-Everything augments
YellowBox and Carbon with high-level languages, and augments high-level
languages with the YellowBox and Carbon APIs. Objective-Everything
provides Python, Tcl, Perl, or WebScript programmers with full access to
the powerful YellowBox and Carbon APIs from these
languages. Symmetrically, it augments the YellowBox and Carbon
environments with powerful high-level languages and associated class
* Cross-platform portability. Programs developed with Objective-Everything
run without any porting and recompilation on all YellowBox platforms (Mac
OS X and Windows).
* Objective-Everything is easy! You will be able to use it to explore the
YellowBox system and build non-trivial apps in no time.
Pricing and Licensing Terms
The pricing structure for Objective-Everything developer licenses is as
* FREE for educational and academic use;
* FREE for personal and non-commercial use;
* FREE even for commercial use by and for companies with less than US $1
million in annual revenue;
* Commercial use by and for companies with more than US $1 million annual
revenues is $349 per developer box.
Annual subscription is available for $399 for the first two years, and
$199 for subsequent years.
Site, deployment, and runtime distribution licenses are available.
For more information see http://www.tiptop.com/Objective, or contact
TipTop Software, Inc.
PO Box 30681
Bethesda, MD 20824-0681
Objective-Everything technology is being used by a number of Fortune 500
companies to rapidly build mission critical custom applications. TipTop
Software, Inc. a privately held Maryland corporation, provides
state-of-the-art products and services to enterprises using advanced
object environments such as OpenStep, YellowBox, and Java. TipTop is the
pioneering innovator in the language independence technology field.
Objective-Everything, Objective-Python, Objective-Tcl, Objective-Perl,
Objective-Browser are trademarks of TipTop Software, Inc. All other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.