What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing CodeBlue 2 for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software CodeBlue 2

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been 8 weeks or so since I released the last desktop application. That’s because I now have a full-time job besides developing applications to sell at Mac App Store. Meanwhile, things have changed lately. I now use Swift to develop Mac and iOS applications. The thing about Swift is that it’s not well baked yet. If you are already familiar with how things go with Swift, you probably know that it doesn’t really support SQLite. If you really need to use SQLite to store data, you have to use Objective-C code. Fortunately, Xcode lets you import Objective-C header and implementation files. Oh, by the way, I submitted a desktop application that I’ve developed with Swift to Mac App Store some 14 hours ago. This new release is called CodeBlue 2.

CodeBlue 2 is a successor to an existing desktop application (CodeBlue) that lets you store, manage, organize programming code comprehensively. You can create dozens or even hundreds of code categories, which we call fields. List a number of code snippets under a field you select with a drop-down menu at the top. You can store as many URLs as you have as the source of programming code for each node snippet. Click on the Go button to access the URL you select with the drop-down menu at the bottom. Highlight the titles of important code snippets. You can also set specific key phrases for each field so that the application can syntax-highlight them within code text.   Continue reading