Inivis has released AC3D 4.0 of its 3D graphics package. AC3D lets you
create 3D models for games, design graphics and logos, and for general
3D visualization. The new version includes subdivision surfaces, boolean
operations, 2D/3D text, and faster rendering of high polygon count models.
The program features fast real-time OpenGL graphics views (2D and 3D)
with a click-and-drag user interface. It allows multipoint and polygon
editing down to vertex level and includes a texture coordinate editor.
Many 3D graphics file formats are supported, including 3Dstudio, VRML,
POVray, and Renderman. Windows and Linux versions are available.
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IBM is licensing Version 1.1 of its MPEG-4 video and audio toolkit. The
toolkit supports the creation and playback of MPEG-4 content, as well
the development of MPEG-4-based applications such as an interactive TV
presentation, on any Java-compliant platform. IBM has also announced a
new version of its Java Card Open Platform (JCOP) operating system, a
platform designed for building, testing, and deploying smartcard solutions.
The new IBM JCOP21-D is more efficient, has a smaller footprint, and works
with Phillips' SmartMX family of processors.
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The Mindego Analyzer is a software tool for examining the structure,
contents, and conformance of MPEG-4 media data. The Windows-based software
uses a top-down approach to stream examination and provides navigation
aids to enable random access at any level of the file and its video contents.
Release 1.0 support the analysis of MPEG-4 video (ISO/IEC 14996 part 2),
simple and advanced simple profiles, and MP4 atom structure, runs semantic
and syntactic video compliance tests, and checks for conformance to MP4
metadata and ISMA 1.0
specifications where applicable.
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Microsoft has announced it will make available for licensing its FAT
System Technology. The FAT file system lets operating systems keep track of the location and sequence of each piece of a file, and lets it identify which clusters are unassigned and available for new files. Microsoft is offering two types of nonexclusive licenses: one for removable solid state media manufacturers to preformat the media, such as compact flash memory cards, and another for consumer electronics devices.
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AppForge is shipping Version 4.0 of AppForge MobileVB, which lets you
create applications for PalmOS, Pocket PC 2000/2002, Windows Mobile 2003,
Nokia Series 60/80, or Symbian UIQ Smartphone, within the Visual Studio
IDE. A lighter product, MobileVB Solo, is available for targeting a single
device platform. AppForge also debuted its Crossfire product line for
mobile and wireless application development environment using
Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Platform.
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CodeFutures has updated its FireStorm/DAO database persistence tool
for Java programmers. FireStorm/DAO 2.0 generates the business logic
for accessing relational databases in service-oriented and object-oriented
architectures. FireStorm/DAO can import Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL
Server, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Informix, MySQL, and PostgreSQL
schemas from Database Definition Language (DDL) SQL scripts. FireStorm/DAO
can also import schemas from any JDBC-compliant database. Any elements
of the schema metadata can be modified, and it is also possible to create
new schemas using FireStorm/DAO, and then generate SQL scripts to create
the physical database.
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Stas Semenov has released Script Debugger IDE 220.127.116.11, a development
platform for Windows-based on ActiveX Scripting technology, and
intended for building custom business solutions and program automation.
With Script Debugger IDE, you can set breakpoints on both client-and
server-side scripts, step through code, add watch variables, investigate
the call stack, and debug remote Web servers. The Script Debugger Runtime
component allows updating of Windows Script Host (WSH) to a full interactive
scripting tool through custom dialogs.
HiT Software has announced SafeConduct, a suite which secures legacy
application data transported across the Internet. SafeConduct brings the
benefits of SSL 3.0, including authentication and 128-bit data encryption,
to any point-to-point application data traffic. SafeConduct can be used
with a variety of application architectures including client-server, host-slave,
or multi-tier. Examples include ODBC or JDBC client applications, file
transfer utilities, terminal emulation sessions, e-mail access, or remote
HiT Software, Inc.
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Macromedia Flex offers a declarative programming methodology and server
run-time services for delivering Flash applications. Flex developers define
user interfaces with an XML-based language that the Flex server renders
into client applications that run in the Flash Player. Flex is based on
XML, ECMAScript, SOAP Web services, and the Macromedia Flash (SWF) file
format. The initial Flex release runs on top of J2EE application servers;
a .NET version is planned for future releases. Macromedia is also working
to add Flex support to the Eclipse IDE.
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GpsTools 2.0 from Franson.biz adds GPS and mapping support to applications
developed in Visual Studio. GpsTools provides access to GPS position,
speed, and satellite information without requiring any knowledge of low
level GPS protocols. Geographic coordinates can be converted between most
coordinate systems including UTM, WGS84, NAD27, and NAD83. Raster maps
can be defined and used to draw objects on such as icons, lines and rectangles.
The maps can also be connected to the GPS. Samples are included in Visual
PocketPC, as ActiveX and .NET components.
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AidAim Software has released Accuracer Database System 1.30, a multi-user
database for Delphi and C++Builder. Accuracer is a compact, embedded,
single-file, multi-user database system. It includes a BDE alternative
database engine that supports the almost all TTable, TQuery, TDatabase,
and TSession functions, and provides some special functions such as Varchar
and BLOB fields compression and strong database encryption. Accuracer
is currently available for the Borland Delphi and C++Builder development
environments in single-user and multi-user versions. AidAim Software plans
to release a client/server version soon.
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Highland Park, IL 60035
PathScale has announced a suite of high-performance compilers for the
AMD Opteron processor, specifically designed for Linux-based clusters.
The PathScale Compiler Suite is based on technology originally developed
by SGI, and includes C, C++, and Fortran 9X compilers that support both
64-bit and 32-bit compilation, as well as native code generation for the
AMD64 ABI. The compilers are compatible with the GNU/GCC tool chain and
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VisiCode is a software analysis and development tool that audits common
software events, such as method execution, then graphically renders the
software's execution in a browsable form, depicting events and event
relations (such as call stacks and concurrency) over time. VisiCode
includes a .NET profiler that lets you profile any C#, VB, or managed
C++ code, even system and third-party components. To reduce noise and
improve focus, the Profiler provides optional selective profiling, which
lets you include or exclude specific namespaces or classes. It also
supports triggered profiling so that profiling can be programatically
started, suspended, and resumed.
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Telematica Instituut has released its MIS (Monitoring Infrastructure)
toolkit as an open-source product. This software visualizes the functioning
of complex applications. The toolkit supports sending messages from the
application to Web browsers or visualizing applications in slow motion,
and contains an application simulator to run message lists defined in
The MIS toolkit uses SVG for the graphical presentation.
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Gupta Technologies' Team Developer 3.1 visual-development environment
includes a database explorer, an integrated reporting tool, team-oriented
source code management facility, a component developer facility, and Web
application support for Apache Web Servers on LINUX. In addition, Team
Developer 3.1 also offers advanced debugging features with tracing and
logging capabilities for easier maintenance and troubleshooting of complex
code; runtime GUI extensions; generation of XML Documents and Schemas;
and extended database connectivity.
Gupta Technologies, LLC
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Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Michael Campbell Associates Ltd has introduced Version 1.50 of its
JCodeBox Java application and component builder. JCodeBox lets you
visually design, build, and assemble J2EE applications, which can then
be automatically deployed. This release includes new and enhanced web
development features, direct integration with the Borland JBuilder IDE
and support for additional application servers and databases. Users can
now iteratively create enterprise or Web applications in JCodeBox without
leaving the JBuilder environment, and then export the application into
JBuilder project for ongoing maintenance.
Michael Campbell Associates Ltd.
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Artifact Software is offering Artifact Server 2.5, designed to facilitate
code sharing and reuse. The 2.5 release features a redesigned user
interface and administrative capabilities for increased customization.
Artifact Server creates a gateway for development teams to collaborate
around their software artifacts and projects. Users also have direct
access to the Artifact Network, which includes a code repository and is
also linked to twenty-one other code sharing websites, through the
CodeJack XML specification.
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Reasoning has enhanced its Java, C, and C++ code-inspection services.
The Java inspections can now detect database resource leaks, including
automatic identification of database connection leaks, statement leaks,
and result-set leaks. The C and C++ inspections can discover and eliminate
code in an application that is unreachable or unexecuted.
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Apps for Phones, a company that provides developer tools for phones and
other devices that support the J2ME standard, has released its first
product--Apps for Phones development environment. The IDE features a fully
integrated code editor, with formatting and color coding; autocompletion
of methods, members and variables plus a parameters info display; debugging
with breakpoints, step into, step over, and run to cursor features; a
variable watch window as well as stack and thread watch windows; and no
need for JDK switching.
Apps for Phones Ltd.
15 Beaconsfield Rd.
Clifton, Bristol BS8 2TS
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Compuware has released Compuware DevPartner64 1.0.1, a 64-bit debugging
and automated error-detection solution for Intel's Itanium and Itanium
2, and AMD's Opteron and Athlon64 processor families. In DevPartner64
1.0.1, Compuware has combined the Visual SoftICE and BoundsChecker tools,
and packaged them together to give you advanced system-wide debugging
and automated error detection. New features include a memory and resource
viewer and a deadlock analyzer.
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PowerWEB Textbox for ASP.NET is a web-based HTML editor letting
Microsoft ASP.NET developers replace the standard TextArea of their
web application with support for HTML content and traditional word
processing capabilities, without relying on any client-side components
or controls. As with a standard word processor or HTML editor, you have
has control over the look-and-feel of all the items on the screen,
and can create custom buttons, toolbar items, and Windows-like dialogs
that encapsulate customized code.
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