Nocturnal Aviation Software releases update of FTranProjectBuilder IDE

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[] Tallahassee, Florida - Nocturnal Aviation Software today announces Version 2.0 of FTranProjectBuilder, the only Mac-native integrated development environment designed specifically to speed up and simplify modern Fortran code development. With FTranProjectBuilder, programmers can write and run simple or complex programs using any Mac Fortran compiler without resorting to cumbersome tools not dedicated to Fortran or the Mac. HPC programmers will appreciate how easy it is to use FTranProjectBuilder to develop and run parallel MPI or OpenMP codes.

Created for scientists, engineers and students, FTranProjectBuilder has been used worldwide since 2012 to develop high performance Fortran applications. Its clean, single window interface 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 simple built-in lab notebook lets the programmer keep track of progress and results.

FTranProjectBuilder is designed with the Mac in mind. As one user wrote, "I appreciate how well FTPB works and how simple the interface is. I prefer to worry about the code I am working on, not the tools I am using. And FTPB allows me to do that."

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 important, it automatically handles Fortran module dependencies, making compilation an easy one-click operation.

Version 2 breaks with the tradition of file focused code development and encourages writing modern F2003+ code by adding autocomplete and inquiry functions. The new context sensitive autocomplete feature suggests appropriate variables, procedures, derived type components and type bound procedures as the user types. The new inquiry functions show variable, procedure, type and module definitions in a popover view without having to jump to other files. Official documentation for Fortran intrinsic procedures can also now be viewed in a popover.

Developed to work with any Mac Fortran compiler (not included), FTranProjectBuilder configures itself by scanning for installed compilers and presents them in an easy to use pull-down menu. Use a different compiler for each project, or easily switch between compilers to compare performance.

Pricing and Availability:
FTranProjectBuilder is available now for purchase or for a free 30 day trial Nocturnal Aviation Software. It runs on Macs with an Intel processor, Mac OS X 10.7+, and at least one Fortran compiler installed. Licenses are available for $79 (USD) for commercial and government users, $59 for academic researchers and $29 for students and hobbyists. Upgrades are free to current users.

Nocturnal Aviation Software is an independent Mac developer based in Tallahassee, Florida, with over 40 years of Fortran programming experience and 30 years of Mac user experience. FTranProjectBuilder is used by the developers themselves to write scientific software for computational fluid dynamics and computational electrodynamics applications. All Material and Software (C) 2011-2015 Nocturnal Aviation Software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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