For Cocoa developers that need to do URL access and is finding limitations with NSURLHandle, you might want to check out CURLHandle, a public domain Cocoa class that subclasses NSURLHandle and wraps around “curl”.
It can be used for HTTP PUT, GET, and POST, and also FTP and, well, really anything else the curl handles, according to MacTech magazine. It also knows about HTTP proxies, something lacking in NSURLHandle.
CURLHandle is the technology under the hood in Watson and is now being used by other developers for URL data transport. The 1.5 release contains new functionality used in Watson 1.5, as well as new functionality submitted by other contributors. And it’s now packaged as a framework, which should make it easier to integrate into your own project.
Also, Elf Data has released a new version of String Stuff their text manipulation plug-in for REALbasic, the application development environment from Real Software. Now available for download, the String Stuff plugin has a large number of functions for processing strings, letting you do things that were not possible in REALbasic otherwise, according to the folks at Elf Data.
Finally, the UniHelp module for REALbasic — a cross-platform help engine for apps — has been updated to version 1.0.4. The new version improves support for relative links and for file format filtering.