Art & Logic, Classical Software, Einhuger Software, Pyramid Designs, and Trolltech have all updated solutions of interest to Mac developers.
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Art & Logic Inc., a provider of embedded systems products and services, has released the Device Management Framework 2.1, a Web application server for creating device monitoring and control applications. Version 2.1 includes the ability to deploy device management applications as standards-based Web Services with no additional programing.
The Device Management Framework is a complete solution for making HTTP-based device management applications for a variety of client types, including Web browsers, SOAP clients, and XML-RPC clients, according to MacTech magazine. It can run on any platform that has a C runtime library and a TCP/IP stack. It’s currently available for a variety of operating systems, including Mac OS X. A free evaluation kit is available.
Classical Software has released TFM 1.1, a tool for searching and viewing documentation and source code.
TFM is a tool for searching and viewing Mac OS X documentation and source code, including Apple’s documentation, system framework headers or /usr/include, the Examples source and your own code. New features in the update include: a class hierarchy diagram, one-click definition lookup, a method/class/page inspector, a Global Find palette, faster HTML display, and a Rebuild Index command. TFM requires Mac OS X v10.1 or greater. It can be downloaded for free, but will expire after 25 days. After that a license is required for use, which costs $39.
Einhuger Software has released e-CryptIt Engine 7.0. e-CryptIt Engine is a plug-in for the REALbasic editing environment from Real Software that offers encryption, encoding/decoding, compression, checksums, hashing, keyed-hashing, and IOProc features.
Version 7.0 features include: a BlowfishECB class; a BlowfishCBC class that adds a CBC chained Blowfish encryption to the plug-in; a TwofishECB class that adds a ECB unchained Twofish encryption to the plug-in; a TwofishCBC class that adds a CBC chained Twofish encryption to the plug-in; an IEncryptionAlgorithm Interface; and more.
Pyramid Designs has updated FTP Suite, a set of classes and code modules that allows FTP operations to be implemented in REALbasic applications. Release 1.1 of FTP Suite adds the following new features:
FTP Suite 1.1 is a free upgrade to all 1.0 professional, hobbyist, and source code licensees. Pyramid Design offers two types of licenses: the $59.95 professional (which allows use in any commercial product or in-house tool) and $29.95 hobbyist (which allows use in free or shareware programs). A demo, completed with a programmer’s manual, is available for download.
Trolltech, a provider of single-source, multiplatform C++ software development tools, has released a beta version of Qt Script for Applications (QSA). QSA is Trolltech’s new multiplatform scripting toolkit for Qt-based application developers. QSA lets developers and end-users extend and customize Qt applications through an ECMA standard scripting environment.
QSA will be released under a commercial license for Mac, Windows, and Linux/Unix (X11) platforms. Pricing will be announced on a date closer to the final release, slated for the second quarter of 2003.