Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seco 0.3 Released

Kobrix Software is pleased to announce the release of Seco 0.3 Seco, formerly known as Scriba, is a scripting development environment for JVM-based dynamic languages. Seco has been in active development and use for the past several years and it is a perfect companion to the serious Java developer.

Key features include:

- Support of many popular JVM languages with syntax highlighting and code completion for most.
- Advanced script editing interface based on structured notebooks as popularized by the Mathematica system.
- A WYSIWYG HTML editor for documentation.
- An infinite, zoomable 2D canvas for arbitrary layout of components, container nesting and more.
- Full workspace automatically persisted in an embedded HyperGraphDB database.
- Support for importing 3d party libraries in multiple evaluation contexts.
- Based on the JSR 223 standard for language interoperability - all languages share the same runtime context.
- Real-time collaboration and exchange of components and notebooks via a P2P network.

Seco is perfect not only for prototyping, testing and experimentation, but it is also the ideal tool for learning a given JVM language or a new Java library. It can be used to build complete interactive applications embedded within the environment itself similarly to a life system like Squeak!

Seco is free, open-source, LGPL licensed software.

To download and for more information, please visit the Seco home page at Kobrix.

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