First Look: REALbasic 2007 Gets Linux Support

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REAL Software has upgraded its alternative to Microsoft Visual Basic, and added support for Linux OS Ubuntu version 6.06. The new REALbasic 2007 Release 4 is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) that allows programmers to write true cross-platform applications in a language similar to Microsoft Visual Basic 6.

Visual Basic has long been a language known for its ease of use and quick learning curve, compared with other languages of its time, such as C or C++. REALbasic retains much of Visual Basic's ease of use and offers viable options for developers who wish to port their old VB6 applications.

I use Ubuntu Linux on a daily basis for nearly everything, so I was eager to give this a try. I downloaded the Ubuntu package (.deb) and installed it. Several years ago, I had built a few Visual Basic 6 projects for my own use, so I was eager to see how this IDE compared with the Microsoft Visual Basic 6 software I had used all those years ago. Although my VB6 skills were quite rusty after so many years of coding in other languages, I was able to figure out how to build a simple "hello world" application in only a few minutes.

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