Revolution 3.0, the latest version of the programming tool from
Runtime Revolution (http// is shipping. The new
version dramatically improves the script editor, making it easier for
newcomers and more comfortable for experienced programmers, says
Runtime Revolution CEO Kevin Miller. The company also slashed the
retail price of the product line as much as 50 percent.

New features include: graphics enhancements (including seven types of
programmable gradient fills and strokes for vector objects); nested,
multidimensional arrays; and a resource center filled with hundreds
of examples to help new users get up to speed.

Along with the new features, Revolution now sports lower prices. The
bread-and-butter Studio edition — which can create true standalone
applications for Mac, Windows, and Linux — now costs US$249 (down
from $399), and the flagship Enterprise edition is now just $499
(down from $999). There’s also a $49 Revolution Media edition for
beginners and hobbyists.