There’s another beta of REALbasic 3.5 available. At this point, development focuses on fixing bugs, rather than adding new features, according to Product Manager Lorin Rivers.
REALbasic is the development environment from REAL Software. Version 3.5b3 fixes issues with RbScript and the DataControl, in addition to numerous other enhancements and bug fixes. Details can be found in the
REALbasic is available for US$149.95 for the Standard Edition and $349.95 for the Professional Edition packages, direct from REAL Software. REAL Software offers academic and volume discounts as well as license-only options. In addition to US English, REALbasic is available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese. For more info about REALbasic, visit the
product Web site.
Also, there’s a new version available of
XML Toolkit, a free open-source package that lets you parse XML source into an object structure and also creates XML code from object structures. It’s one of the open-source classes and modules for REALSoftware’s REALbasic development environment.
The toolkit is now reentrant, meaning you can parse XML from several different threads. Iterative parsing is supported, so you can parse XML bit by bit as it comes in through a network connection. With the update, you can specify TextEncodings to be used transparently for text sections and attributes. Also, limited support for HTML parsing has been added. The XMLElement class has been extended with new methods.