Andescotia LLC announces the release of Marten™ 1.6.3 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - July 16, 2014

We would like to announce that the latest release of Marten, version 1.6.3 is available for download. Marten 1.6.3 contains new and improved code for the Marten Cocoa application framework in the Marten Sections folder. In particular, this version provides editors for document managers, documents, and window controllers.

We also added a new tutorial video on the Andescotia website. This video demonstrates how to create a FASTA file editor using the new document and window controller editors.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the release of Marten™ 1.6.2 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - July 9, 2014

We would like to announce that the latest release of Marten, version 1.6.2 is available for download. Marten 1.6.2 contains an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. As usual, this version is still undergoing improvement and does not currently support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It contains support for users who would like to start using Marten to write "runtime" Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Support for NSAutoreleasePool.
Improved management of NSMutableArray.
Bug fixes for some window items (Scrolling Image View and Scrolling Text View) that were not being closed correctly.
New and improved code for the Marten Cocoa application framework in the Marten Sections folder.
We added a new tutorial video on the Andescotia website. This video demonstrates how to create a simple text editor using the Marten Cocoa (MC) classes.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the release of Marten™ 1.6.1 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - June 16, 2014

We would like to announce that the latest release of Marten, version 1.6.1 is available for download. Marten 1.6.1 contains an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. As usual, this version is still undergoing improvement and does not currently support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It contains support for users who would like to start using Marten to write "runtime" Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Bug fix for the Marten editor that eliminates a crash that might occur when automatically determining operation type.
Bug fix for the Marten editor that eliminates a crash that might occur when moving up the stack after deleting an executing case.
New code in the Marten Sections folder that includes the first editors for the MC application framework for Cocoa development.
The IDE and examples have been built and tested on Mac OS X 10.8.5.

We are also happy to announce our first ever tutorial videos are now available on the Andescotia website. While still a bit unpolished, these videos hope to ease the introduction into the Prograph language and the Marten IDE. They currently cover the installation process, a quick tour of the Prograph language and the Marten IDE, examples of "interactive" development where you write your code as you are executing it, and some explanations of Prograph object and Cocoa memory management. We hope they help.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the release of Marten™ 1.6.0 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - February 11, 2014

In just under a year (a new record) from the last release, we would like to announce that the latest release of Marten, version 1.6.0 is available for download. Marten 1.6.0 contains an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. This version is still undergoing improvement and does not currently support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It contains support for users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Bug fixes for the Marten editor that eliminate crashes when using the Find functionality.
New Cocoa example projects have been included.
A Small Application framework example project that includes an Xcode 4 project to illustrate building a "native" application.
An ABC framework example project that includes an Xcode 4 project to illustrate building a "native" application.
A special helper application to aid in creating Xcode 4 applications.
The IDE and examples have been built and tested on Mac OS X 10.8.5.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the release of Marten™ 1.5.1 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - April 1, 2013

No joke! For Cocoa programmers, we would like to announce that Marten 1.5.1 is available for download. Marten 1.5.1 contains an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. This version is still undergoing improvement and does not currently support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It contains support for users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Support has been added that enables the floating point return values for Cocoa class and instance methods.
New sample projects have been included that illustrate how to create Cocoa OpenGL applications without using NIB files.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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AAndescotia LLC announces the release of Marten™ 1.5.0 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - February 4, 2013

For Cocoa programmers, we would like to announce that Marten 1.5.0 is available for download. Marten 1.5.0 contains an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. This version is still undergoing improvement and does not currently support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It contains support for users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Support has been added that enables the passing of common C structures such as NSRect.
Sample projects have been included that illustrate how to create Cocoa applications without using NIB files.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the fifth beta release of Marten™ 1.5.0 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - September 12, 2012

For early adopters, we would like to announce that the fifth beta version of Marten 1.5.0 is available in the download area. The files available in the "Current Beta" download area contain an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. This is strictly an experimental beta version and does not support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It is strictly for those "bleeding edge" users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Support has been added that enables the passing of common C structures such as NSRect.
A new sample project has been included that illustrates how to create a Cocoa application without using NIB files.
Newer sample projects have been included that are based upon examples discussed in the book "Cocoa by Programming for Mac OS X" by Aaron Hillegass.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the third beta release of Marten™ 1.4.6 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - April 23, 2012

For early adopters, we would like to announce that the third beta version of Marten 1.4.6 is available in the download area. The zipped folder has an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application projects, and new Marten libraries. This is strictly an experimental beta version and does not support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It is strictly for those "bleeding edge" users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Bug Fix - The Update Command under the File menu will now create a working Cocoa application.
Three sample projects have been included. Two of them are based upon examples discussed in the book "Cocoa by Programming for Mac OS X" by Aaron Hillegass.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the second beta release of Marten™ 1.4.6 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - December 28, 2011

For early adopters, we would like to announce that the second beta version of Marten 1.4.6 is available in the download area. The zipped folder has an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application project, and new Marten libraries. This is strictly an experimental beta version and does not support compiling "inline" Cocoa applications yet. It is strictly for those "bleeding edge" users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications. Please examine the sample project code for examples of the new features.

Among the new features are:

Cocoa library now loads Cocoa routines as external procedures. As a result, the Cocoa library will take some time to load. Be patient.
Marten editor will now allow external procedures to be annotated as "super" to permit calls like "[super init]"
Objective-C class methods (for example [NSObject alloc]) can be called as external procedures using the form "NSObject\alloc".
When an Objective-C object is passed to an external procedure (such as "init"), the operation is equivalent to "[object init]".
Marten external get and set methods can now be used to access Objective-C instance variables.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Andescotia LLC announces the beta release of Marten™ 1.4.6 with support for Objective-C and Cocoa application development.

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - November 22, 2011

For early adopters, we would like to announce that a new beta version of Marten 1.4.6 is available in the download area. The zipped folder has an updated Marten editor, sample Cocoa application project, and new Marten libraries. This is strictly an experimental beta version and does not support compiling Cocoa applications yet. It is strictly for those "bleeding edge" users who would like to start using Marten to write Cocoa applications.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Happy Halloween!

Andescotia LLC announces the FREE release of the Marten™ 1.4.6 Software Development Environment for MacOS X

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X and is available as a free download

BOZEMAN, Montana - October 31, 2011

Andescotia LLC (http://www.andescotia.com) is proud to announce the next release of the Marten™ graphical software development environment (IDE), version 1.4.6, the first native graphical programming environment for MacOS X. With the Marten IDE, developers diagram code instead of writing it, placing icons of operations onto a canvas and then linking them together to define the control flow of their software.

Other powerful features of the Marten IDE include the ability for users to execute their code while editing it and to create an application executable with a single button push. When developers can run their code as they edit it, they enjoy an entirely new and more productive software development process than the old compile/link/debug steps. They can skip forward or rollback to any point in an executing program with a click of the mouse and change data at any moment.

Unexplained build failures and link errors disappear because a running application is created the moment a developer starts a project. In addition, syntax errors are non-existent because developers manipulate the elements of the language directly and the Marten IDE garbage collection eliminates autorelease pools and other memory management concerns. A push of a button turns the project application into a standalone executable. Should users want to create applications with a smaller footprint they can export their code and use GCC to build an executable directly from the Marten environment.

In addition, users can create their own editors within the Marten environment for any class object in their code. No need to write plug-ins or dynamic libraries. The Marten IDE ships with application class frameworks along with their respective class object editors to allow developers to quickly layout and create standalone applications. An experimental framework lets users to work with Cocoa and Objective-C routines directly within the Marten environment. Marten also includes several libraries that allows applications to use the MySQL, Postgres, and IOKit APIs among others.

Marten 1.4.6 comes with the editor/interpreter application, documentation, language extension libraries, class application frameworks, and example projects illustrating the use of the development environment.

New to this release:

Available for free. Users need merely register their e-mail address.

Support for MacOS X 10.6 and 10.7.
Creates targeted or universal binaries for PPC and/or x86 architectures.
Universal binary for Marten IDE runs natively on PPC or x86 architectures.
Marten C Tool is included in distribution so users can create new Marten libraries.
Updated application frameworks featuring new object editors.
A preliminary port of the Prograph CPX ABC/ABE class framework to support migration of Prograph CPX code to Marten.
New example projects and documentation.
New libraries for MacOS X APIs.

Pricing and Availability

Marten 1.4.6 is available now for Mac OS X 10.6 or later versions and is free for use at http://www.andescotia.com.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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Jack Small

BOZEMAN, Montana - May 1, 2011

It is with the utmost sadness and deepest regret that I have to report that Jack Small passed away towards the end of March. For those of you who don't know who Jack Small is, I ask that you launch your copy of Marten, open up the "About Marten" window and note that Jack's name leads all the rest. Jack is the reason Marten exists and his passion for the Prograph language is what drove the project on. For those of us who knew Jack, we know that the term "Prographer" was seemingly invented just to describe him. Please stop for a moment and kindly remember a unique and special man who literally gave his all to see Prograph survive as a living language. I encourage everyone to click on the link to the left and read Patrick Brinton's moving obituary for Jack.

Thank you.

Scott Anderson

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Andescotia LLC announces the release of the Marten™ 1.4 Software Development Environment for MacOS X

Graphical Programming comes to MacOS X

BOZEMAN, Montana - April 16, 2008

Andescotia LLC (http://www.andescotia.com) is proud to announce the next release of the Marten™ graphical software development environment (IDE), version 1.4, the first native graphical programming environment for MacOS X. With the Marten IDE, developers diagram code instead of writing it, placing icons of operations onto a canvas and then linking them together to define the control flow of their software.

Other powerful features of the Marten IDE include the ability for users to execute their code while editing it and to create an application executable with a single button push. When developers can run their code as they edit it, they enjoy an entirely new and more productive software development process than the old compile/link/debug steps. They can skip forward or rollback to any point in an executing program with a click of the mouse and change data at any moment.

Unexplained build failures and link errors disappear because a running application is created the moment a developer starts a project. In addition, syntax errors are non-existent because developers manipulate the elements of the language directly and the Marten IDE garbage collection eliminates autorelease pools and other memory management concerns. A push of a button turns the project application into a standalone executable. Should users want to create applications with a smaller footprint they can export their code and use GCC to build an executable directly from the Marten environment.

In addition, users can create their own editors within the Marten environment for any class object in their code. No need to write plug-ins or dynamic libraries. The Marten IDE ships with application class frameworks along with their respective class object editors to allow developers to quickly layout and create standalone applications. An experimental framework lets users to work with Cocoa and Objective-C routines directly within the Marten environment. Marten also includes several libraries that allows applications to use the MySQL, Postgres, and IOKit APIs among others.

Marten 1.4 comes with the editor/interpreter application, documentation, language extension libraries, class application frameworks, and example projects illustrating the use of the development environment.

New to this release:

Support for MacOS X 10.5.
Creates targeted or universal binaries for PPC and/or x86 architectures.
Universal binary for Marten IDE runs natively on PPC or x86 architectures.
Marten C Tool is included in distribution so users can create new Marten libraries.
Updated application frameworks featuring new object editors.
A preliminary port of the Prograph CPX ABC/ABE class framework to support migration of Prograph CPX code to Marten.
New example projects and documentation.
New libraries for MacOS X APIs.
Demo application available for download.
Pricing and Availability

Marten 1.4 is available now for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later versions and can be purchased for the price of $68.00 USD at http://www.andescotia.com.

About Andescotia

Andescotia LLC is a privately held company formed in 2003 and founded with the goal of creating innovative development tools and productivity software.
MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Marten is a trademark of Andescotia LLC.

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