Mac developers and programmers should take note of some new and updated items, as reported by
FrontBase has announced FBScriptAgent, a new application running under Mac OS X that provides scriptable control to FrontBase’s database software, FrontBase Relational Database Server 3.5. Utilizing AppleScript, FBScriptAgent is offered at no additional charge as an enhancement to the FrontBase product.
It’s a “scriptable” application that forwards commands to the FrontBase database. In addition to sending raw SQL commands, FBScriptAgent can start, stop, create, and delete FrontBase databases. FrontBase is fully compliant with the latest SQL standard, and runs on Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Windows NT/2000.
JTransit has announced the early availability of JTransit version 2, software that enables integrated deployment of ColdFusion applications with JSP, EJB, Java Servlets, other J2EE technologies and Witango/Tango 2000 based Web applications. With JTransit, developers are no longer restricted to using proprietary application servers with limited platform support, according to Chris Kelch, JTransit’s chief technology officer.
The company’s technology allows customers to leverage current assets for J2EE deployment to virtually any platform and existing resources for continued development of pure Java applications, he added. With JTransit, components such as custom e-commerce applications and other dynamic Web site functionalities can be migrated to J2EE servers in days, not months, Kelch said.
Finally, UniHelp 1.03 Module has been updated for REALbasic, the software development environment from Real Software. The new version fixes some bugs and expands the documentation. It’s available
for immediate download.
UniHelp lets you designing and compile Help systems for various platforms using REALbasic 3.5 or higher. The cost is US$49.