April 12, 2012 in OS X Development (E)
[prMac.com] Tallahassee, Florida - Fortran programmers get little love, and on the Mac they get even less. To fill the void in Mac Fortran programmer tools, Nocturnal Aviation Software announces FTranProjectBuilder, its Mac-native development environment and project manager, designed to speed up and simplify Fortran code development. Finally, programmers can develop simple or complex programs using almost any Mac Fortran compiler without resorting to cluttered cross-platform development tools or using old versions of Xcode.
Created for scientists, engineers and students by a Mac user and Fortran programmer, FTranProjectBuilder's single window Fortran development environment makes it easy to edit and manage any number of project files, build executables with a single click, and run within the window's own console view. A handy built-in lab notebook lets the programmer keep track of progress and results. Switching between code, output and notes is quick and easy. FTranProjectBuilder avoids the clutter found in cross-platform IDEs and is installed by Mac-standard drag-and-drop to the Applications folder.
FTranProjectBuilder has a built-in Fortran code editor with productivity enhancing features like templates, syntax coloring and automatic comment formatting, plus Fortran-specific features not found in other editors. FTranProjectBuilder provides project-wide search and allows terminal or file input. Most importantly, it automatically handles Fortran module dependencies, making compilation an easy one-click operation.
Designed to work with the gfortran, Intel ifort, Absoft Pro Fortran, PGI pgfortran, and g95 Fortran compilers (not included), FTranProjectBuilder automatically scans the programmer's Mac for installed compilers and presents them in an easy to use pull-down menu. Use a different compiler for each project, or quickly switch between compilers to compare performance in a specific project.
Pricing and Availability:
FTranProjectBuilder is available now for purchase or for a free 30 day trial. It runs on Macs with an Intel processor, Mac OS X 10.6 , and at least one installed Fortran compiler. Licenses are available for $79 (USD) for commercial and government users, $59 for academic researchers and $29 for students.
Located in Tallahassee, Florida/USA, Nocturnal Aviation Software was founded in 2011 by David Kopriva to provide programming tools for Mac Fortran programmers. Nocturnal Aviation Software's products are designed by drawing from almost 40 years of Fortran programming and 26 years of Mac user experience. All Material and Software (C) 2011-2012 Nocturnal Aviation Software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.