InterACTIVE-Technology has released ActiveDeveloper version 2.15 for Mac OS X, CocoaTech has made available portions of its recently released Path Finder 3’s code as open source, and Dejal Systems has announced Dejal Simon 1.2.2, a new version of the site monitoring tool for Mac OS X.
ActiveDeveloper — which works with Mac OS X 10.2 (and higher) — is a Runtime Objective-C and C IDE, JIT compiler and debugger that allows incremental development of a project. Version 2.15 adds support for the new WebKit and also supports developing Cocoa and QuickTime based applications in Objective-C. There’s a new WebBrowser example showing how to use the main WebKit Sample with ActiveDeveloper — which means you can build and re-build WebKit applications even while they run.
ActiveDeveloper 2.15 also comes with the first final release of the “ActiveDeveloper User Guide,” which covers both how to use the ActiveDeveloper IDE windows on pre-cooked manual demos contained in the download package and how to make it work for you on your own Objective-C projects. ActiveDeveloper costs US$49 for a personal, single platform, single user license; $99 for a commercial, single platform, multi-user license; and $249 for an educational, single platform, five-user license.
Path Finder is a file browser and integrated file utility for Mac OS X. Now CocoaTech has made CocoaTechBase and CocoaTech Foundation available for downloading. The frameworks are the building blocks on which Path Finder 3 is built, according to Cocoatech developer Steve Gehrman. Five Path Finder plug-ins are also available: Hex View, Image Converter, Get Info, Disk Image and a sample plug-in designed to offer a starting point for developers interested in developing Path Finder plug-ins.
“I hope everyone can learn from this code, and I’m really hoping people will take this code and improve it,” said Gehrman.
Path Finder 3, which requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher, costs US$34; if you bought the application after May 1, you can get the latest version for free. Upgrades from previous versions are $9, and a fully functional demo is available for download from the Cocoatech Web site.
Dejal Simon 1.2.2 — which is localized for both English and French — checks sites for changes or failures and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech or other means. You can use it to track updated sites, and have it alert you when a site goes down or recovers. Version 1.2.2 includes several bug fixes and tweaks, according to MacTech magazine.
Simon is available in three license levels: Basic for $29.95, which allows up to three tests; Standard for $59.95, which allows up to 10 tests; and Enterprise for $195, which allows an unlimited number of tests. Version 1.2.2 is a free update for registered users. A demo version of Simon, which requires Mac OS X 10.2 (or higher) can be downloaded from the Dejal Web site.