May 2004 -- Today InterACTIVE-Technology have released ActiveDeveloper version 2.17 for MacOS X 10.3 and 10.2
- our Runtime Objective-C & C IDE, JIT Compiler and Debugger -- supporting Cocoa, WebKit
With its "Develop & Continue" ActiveDeveloper takes an Object and Development
oriented approach to merging Objective-C Development and Debugging into ONE single combined activity - as opposed to the more
Debugging and C stack level oriented approach taken in Xcode.
ActiveDeveloper does this by giving you new and live Workspace Editor, Class Editor and Object Browser and object level
operations like Evaluate, Display and Inspect known from IDE's in the Smalltalk roots of the Objective-C language.
ActiveDeveloper version 2.17 improves integration into the Xcode build system, and allows you to work in concert
with Xcode similar to how it has worked in concert with Project Builder for the last couple of years.
ActiveDeveloper 2.17 works with "Fix & Continue" and "ZeroLink" options turned both ON or OFF - just as you like.
But since "ZeroLink" disables you to spread Development builds in your working enviromnent, or give them out to colleagues or beta testers
- we tend to advice ActiveDeveloper users against using "ZeroLink" - because ActiveDeveloper gives you the same benefits - without the downsides ...
The ActiveDeveloper IDE cuts your API learning curve and scales to Development of any size Project. With ActiveDeveloper
you get an Incremental Objective-C IDE that brings you a lot closer to the Objects you work with ...
All this make ActiveDeveloper version 2.17 the best version ever to evaluate the product.