REALbasic 3, the latest version of the object-oriented visual BASIC development environment for the Mac, is now available from REAL Software. The new version runs on Mac OS X, as well as earlier versions of the Mac operating system.
It allows programmers of all skill levels to develop their software with a single set of user interface elements and code to compile native applications for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Windows without requiring any platform-specific adjustments, according to REAL Software Product Manager Lorin Rivers.
Besides OS X compatibility, other new features of REALbasic 3 include an all new animation engine, revamped database features, enhancements to the Code editor and debugger, crash recovery, searchable online reference, build (compiling process) AppleScriptable, improved IDE, improved Windows support, and more.
REALbasic is available for US$149.95 for the Standard Edition and $349.95 for the Professional Edition packages, direct from REAL Software. Academic and volume discounts, as well as license-only options, are available. In addition to US English, REALbasic is available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese.
REAL Software’s REALbasic was named the best “Developer Tool” in the “MacFixIt Toolbox Awards” for 2000. The awards are given to the software judged most worthy to be in a troubleshooter’s “toolbox.”