Don't-Miss Development software Stories
The latest version of this cross-platform software-creation environment allows developers to deploy apps directly to the Web.
Jason Snell reports on the C4 conference, with provocative speakers, deep-dish Chicago pizza, and pie shakes.
Nemetschek North America released the 2010 versions of its Vectorworks line of design software, including Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks.
Apple has released a Java update for Mac OS X Leopard that patches a number of security vulnerabilities in the cross-platform technology.
The latest update to Bare Bones Software's free text editor, TextWrangler 3.0, significantly reworks FTP support and improves its search capabilities.
The Unity game engine for the iPhone provides up to a 3x performance improvement and a host of other changes in its new 1.5 release.
ShrinkRay -- offered for free for the next week -- uses tilt-shift photographic techniques to make large scenes appear tiny. Also, ProVue released Track Magic Pro, an OS X-based analysis tool for Ruby on Rails applications, while SmileOnMyMac updated PDFpen.
VB Migration Assistant lets programmers move applications from Visual Basic to Real's RealBasic cross-platform development application. Also, the Mac version of Cram is out; Vemedio released an iPhone companion to its Snowtape utility for controlling Internet radio playback; and Kodak announced five new point-and-shoot cameras.
WebGL is a new open standard proposed by the same group that manages the OpenGL specification.
The Khronos Group has announced the release of OpenGL 3.2, a new version of the 2D and 3D graphics specification Apple uses in Mac OS X.
Runtime Revolution has introduced RevMedia 4.0, a new Web-based programming environment.
Primera is offering Mac developers the tools they need to support Primera's line of Bravo disc printers in their own applications.
The latest version of PremiumSoft's database administration tools lets users manage different kinds of database servers from one application. Also, BBEdit and Invoices underwent updates, while iPresentee released new Keynote themes.
iFinance 3 has been rewritten from the ground up, according to developer Synium Software. Also, Xcode, AutoCorrectXT, and Adium all saw updates on Monday.
Silverlight 3 is catching up to the capabilities of Adobe Flash, Flex, and AIR in all the areas where Microsoft's multimedia development technology once lagged behind.