If you’re an Apple developer, you’ll be interested to hear that
has announced Application Builder Collection, which it says is the first professional-grade set of reusable Cocoa frameworks for building solid Mac OS X applications.
Application Builder Collection (ABC) is a set of user interface widgets, reusable objects and development applications designed to reduce the time required to build Cocoa applications. By reducing the time needed to put together the basic elements of software, ABC lets a software development company focus on the features and designs that set its applications apart from the competition, according to
ABC is an extension to the Cocoa development tools and kits provided by Apple. The extension is designed to take full advantage of Mac OS X, including the smooth look of the Aqua interface, according to Jiiva President Mark Ericksen.
ABC contains several formatters to control the specific presentation and input of text, including international currencies and telephone numbers, as well as using expressions to format text in complex ways. ABC contains several user interface widgets, such as calendar popups and twiddle views that can be used by dragging and dropping, all without writing a single line of code, Ericksen said. Application Builder Collection is scheduled to go on sale “soon,” he added.