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Dr. Dobb's Software Tools Newsletter - October 2005


Dr. Dobb's Software Tools Newsletter - October 2005

Excel Software is starting MacTranslator OSX 1.0, a reengineering tool for generating graphic models of programming source code on Mac OS X computers. MacTranslator scans source code to extract design information that it outputs to a text file. That text is imported into the MacA&D modeling tool to automatically generate UML class models, structure charts, and rich data models. MacTranslator lets generate accurate models of unfamiliar code in minutes. Through a mix of options and translation commands, MacTranslator can process over a hundred programming language dialects of C, Pascal, Basic, Fortran, C++, Java, Object Pascal, Delphi, Objective-C, and SQL.
Excel Software
19 Misty Mesa Court
Placitas, NM 87043
505-771-3719
http://www.excelsoftware.com/

Xamlon's Weblets you use C# or Visual Basic.NET in Visual Studio to build WinForms applications and deploy them directly to the Web without requiring the .NET runtime system. The product includes complete integration with Visual Studio.NET lets you use existing APIs you are already familiar with, including WinForms, GDI+, and XML Web Services. Programs are written in Visual Studio, then, from Microsoft's Intermediate Language bytecode, Xamlon creates compact Macromedia Flash (SWF) files. The resulting applications can be deployed anywhere Flash is installed, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and PDAs and cell phones. Xamlon Web requires no new plug-ins. The .NET runtime is not required for deployment and the resulting application may be deployed to platforms where .NET is not even supported. Additionally, Xamlon Web allows for a smooth workflow, since developers can debug as Windows Forms applications on the desktop and deploy to the Web without making any changes to code.
Xamlon, Inc.
8899 University Center Lane, Suite 330
La Jolla, CA 92122
858-526-0704
http://www.xamlon.com/

Dekart has released Dekart Private Disk SDK, a SDK that lets you integrate on-the-fly encryption, disk exclusive access, and other Private Disk capabilities into any application. Dekart Private Disk SDK includes everything you need to build security into new or existing publishing, health care, legal, financial, and other applications. With the Dekart "disk firewall" feature, you can ensure that applications have an exclusive access to the protected disk, thus providing the highest possible level of security. The integration of "disk firewall" allows developers to rest assured that all the intellectual property created with their applications will never be disclosed to any unauthorised third party. The API included in Dekart Private Disk SDK can be transparently integrated into existing programs, avoiding the need to re-write the interface or the existing documentation.
Dekart, s.r.l.
75, Alba Iulia
MD2071, Chisinau
Republic of Moldova
373-22-245580
http://www.dekart.com/

Franson Technology has released Franson CoordTrans 2.0, a tool for converting geographic coordinates. A coordinate from a GPS typically uses the WGS84 datum, but maps and many GIS applications uses other coordinate systems like NAD83 and UTM. CoordTrans can be used to convert between virtually all coordinate systems on Earth. Franson CoordTrans converts single coordinates, large files of coordinates, and live coordinates from a GPS. A large database is included which contains thousands of coordinate systems--datums and grids--from all over the world. The coordinate systems are categorized by country and can also be found by free text search. Custom datums and grids can be defined.
Franson Technology
Arkovagen 45, Johanneshov 121 55
Stockholm, Sweden
46-8-612-50-70 http://franson.com/coordtrans/

Parasoft has released C++Test 6.5, an automated unit testing and coding standard analysis toolsuite that prevents the occurrence of software errors as they develop. C++Test 6.5 finds and resolves software errors in C/C++ code with enhancements to both code analysis and unit testing as wells as increased platform and team support. With Parasoft C++Test 6.5, source code can now be validated against over 600 C/C++ coding standards and guidelines that reflect industry standard best practices in code design and construction affecting reliability, performance, maintainability, security and compliance. A new RuleWizard Autocreator lets you to easily create your own custom rules or guidelines by simply providing RuleWizard a sample of "bad code" as the guideline for auto-rule creation.
Parasoft
101 E. Huntington Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016
626-256-3680
http://www.parasoft.com /

Quinn-Curtis has released Java versions of its QCChart2D Charting and QCRTGraph Real-Time Graphics software tools. The software supports linear, logarithmic, time/date, and polar coordinate systems. Data plot types include static and dynamic plotting of line plots, bar graphs, scatter plots, dials, gauges, meters, clocks, annunciators and panel meter indicators. Users are able to interact with charts: adding annotations, selecting, marking and moving data points, displaying data tooltips, and zooming into a particular chart region.
Quinn-Curtis
18 Hearthstone Dr.
Medfield, MA 02052
508-359-6639
http://www.quinn-curtis.com/

SoftIntegration has announced availability of ChExcel Toolkit 1.0. Ch is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell programming and embedded scripting. ChExcel is a Microsoft Excel add-in. It embeds Ch (a C/C++ Interpreter) into Excel using Embedded Ch. ChExcel lets users access Ch statements, functions, programs, toolkits, and packages from Excel spreadsheets and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). With ChExcel, Excel spreadsheets can be manipulated through C/C++ scripts. The data can be easily exchanged between Ch and Excel.
SoftIntegration, Inc.
216 F Street, #68
Davis, CA 95616
530-297-7398
http://www.softintegration.com /

AquaFold has released Aqua Data Studio 4.5, which provides database administration features for all major relational databases. Aqua Data Studio lets you extract data and database designs, visualize them, and migrate them to other database vendors. Developed with Java, Aqua Data Studio supports Windows, Mac OSX, Solaris, and Linux. This release includes a script generator with the ability to reverse engineer a database schema design and generate the appropriate SQL commands to reconstruct the schema. The reverse engineered schema may also be used to generate entity relationship (ER) diagrams to visually understand the design and relationships in the database. The procedure editor provides an environment to easily edit, compile, and run stored procedures. Other enhancements to the visual explain plan ease SQL statement tuning, including an explain plan whiteboard which lets you compare explain plans. The query tool includes more customization features which lets you configure the query tool precisely to your needs. Additional database support includes Informix 10, Sybase ASE 15 and MySQL 5.0. AquaFold, Inc.
2400 W El Camino Real #203
Mountain View, CA 94040
408-230-9412
http://www.aquafold.com/


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