Golden Gate — Kelvin Sherlock's compatibility layer that allows modern computers to run ORCA and GNO/ME shell programs as if they were native — has been updated from v1.1.2 to v2.0.2. This major revision not only doubles the speed of the 65816 emulator, but it also includes a source-level debugger shell for ORCA-compatible high-level languages, similar to Splat!, PRIZM, or ORCA/Debugger. The following screencast demonstrates the debugger in action:
This update is free to all previous customers. New users are invited to purchase Golden Gate for a mere $10, which includes macOS and Windows installers, documentation, source code, and future updates.
For more details about Golden Gate, please visit its new home on the web, where you can find its manual, an FAQ, and more.
JUNE 1, 2017 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Gamebits, the publisher of Apple II magazine Juiced.GS, announces its partnership with software developer Kelvin Sherlock to distribute his newest product. Golden Gate is a compatibility layer that allows modern computers to run ORCA and GNO/ME shell programs as if they were native. With Golden Gate, programmers can engage in cross-platform development of Apple IIgs applications in an IDE such as Xcode, or any other Windows, macOS, or Linux text editor.
"I'm excited to work with Juiced.GS to bring modern development amenities to the Apple II," said Sherlock. "Gamebits demonstrated its commitment to supporting Apple II programmers when it made The Byte Works' Opus products available. Carrying Golden Gate in the same store was a natural fit."
"Juiced.GS has been covering Apple II software development for over two decades," said Ken Gagne, the magazine's editor and publisher. "It's an honor for us to share the tools for developing the next generation of software. I look forward to featuring Golden Gate-developed tools in future issues of Juiced.GS!"
Golden Gate is available immediately for $10 and includes macOS and Windows installers, documentation, source code, and future updates. Read Sherlock's behind-the-scenes look at the development of Golden Gate in the June 2017 issue of Juiced.GS.
Kelvin Sherlock is the creator of many games and utilities for multiple operating systems, including GShisen, Silver Platter, and PNG Floyd for the Apple IIgs; Shrink-Fit X and ProFUSE for Mac OS X; and iShisen for iOS. Learn more about Golden Gate at Sherlock's website.
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