REAL Software says their rapid application development tool, REAL Studio 2010 Release 3, includes 81 improvements and 25 new features. The new functionality includes:
° LLVM for RBScript: RBScripts now run up to 17 times faster than in previous releases. Using LLVM for RBScript is the first step towards the adoption of LLVM for building applications in REAL Studio.
° Cocoa (neta): The option to build for Cocoa is now available, but is at the beta stage. There are some new features for Cocoa builds, such as Pushbutton now has a ButtonStyle property that gives access to nine new styles of pushbuttons.
° Documentation: The REAL Studio documentation is now locally stored and the user can choose between viewing the local version or the online documentation.
° Reporting improvements: To make reporting easier, reports can now take a RecordSet directly to report upon.
°Database Improvements: ODBC and REALSQLDatabase queries and updates no longer block the other threads while they are executing. This allows users to make their user interface more responsive.
° Graphics improvements: All of the graphics classes are now supported in Console applications. Also, pictures can now be copied to and from MemoryBlocks using a variety of picture file formats. Since memory blocks can be transformed into strings, this allows the user to store pictures without having to write them to the disk first.
° XML Classes: The XML classes have been updated to use libxml2, a modernXML library.
REAL Studio, formerly REALbasic, is a full-featured cross-platform software development tool suited to creating a wide range of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. REAL Studio Personal Edition for Mac, Windows or Linux is priced at US$99 and is geared for hobbyists and students. REAL Studio Professional Edition, required for cross-platform compilation, is $299. REAL Studio Enterprise Edition, made for full-time developers, is priced at $995. All editions of REAL Studio are now available and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at http://www.realsoftware.com/download .