Tuesday, July 27, 2010

REAL Studio 2010 Release 3 Now Available

AUSTIN, Texas, USA (July 27, 2010) — Software development tools company REAL Software today announced the availability of REAL Studio 2010 Release 3. REAL Studio is a cross-platform software development tool that enables developers to create high-quality, native applications for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Along with increased productivity, developers who use REAL Studio also report an increase in revenue for commercial applications, since they are able to get their product to market faster and expand their offering to multiple platforms. REAL Studio has a low learning curve, making it the perfect development tool for both those who are new to programming and professional software developers.

REAL Studio 2010 Release 3 includes 81 improvements and 25 new features. The new functionality includes:

  • LLVM for RBScript: RBScripts now run up to 17 times faster than in previous releases. Using LLVM for RBScript is the first step towards the adoption of LLVM for building applications in REAL Studio.
  • Cocoa (Beta): The option to build for Cocoa is now available, but is at the beta stage. There are some new features for Cocoa builds, such as Pushbutton now has a ButtonStyle property that gives access to nine new styles of pushbuttons.
  • Documentation: The REAL Studio documentation is now locally stored and the user can choose between viewing the local version or the online documentation,http://docs.realsoftware.com.
  • Reporting Improvements: To make reporting easier, reports can now take a RecordSet directly to report upon.
  • Database Improvements: ODBC and REALSQLDatabase queries and updates no longer block the other threads while they are executing. This allows users to make their user interface more responsive.
  • Graphics Improvements: All of the graphics classes are now supported in Console applications. Also, pictures can now be copied to and from MemoryBlocks using a variety of picture file formats. Since memoryblocks can be transformed into strings, this allows the user to store pictures without having to write them to the disk first.

“Over the next few releases of REAL Studio we will be transitioning to LLVM. LLVM for RBScript is the first step in this transition,” commented Geoff Perlman. “In this release developers will see a marked increase in their RBScripts and will see an up to 10x speed improvement once we move the main compiler to LLVM.”

The complete list of improvements and new features in REAL Studio 2010 Release 3 can be found in the release notes in the product download section, http://www.realsoftware.com/download.

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