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Offline thejoecole

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Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:26:57 AM »
Anyone out there using RealBasic (Real Studio)?  The last post I've seen on this topic is from August 2006.  Any thoughts current or former users would like to share?

Thanks,
Joe

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 01:29:56 AM »
I would like to ask YOU ...
why you ask about Real Basic  :o

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 09:45:08 AM »
   I've played with RealBasic on and off for a while since my day job and family life doesn't allow me much time to program (even as a hobby).  I like the cross-platform functionality of the program.  My main platform is windows.  I also dabble in Linux, but don't have a Mac yet.  At work we tend to use both Windows and Linux so I figured anything I can do to enhance my skill-set and stay relevant is a plus.  As I attempt   programming as a hobby, I've been very interested in both RealBasic (Real Studio) and Liberty Basic.

     RealBasic seems to have been around for a number of years and aside from their company forums, I don't see much discussion in other programming forums such as this one.   Here at CodingMonkeys the forums appear to discuss many dialects of Basic.  I don't see RB/RS as one of them and in doing a search, there are a few passing references which is why I posed my initial question. 

If there's some reason why I'm not supposed to ask, I apologize for doing so and will move on.

Regards,
Joe

     

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 10:05:01 AM »
I don't see any reason not to ask.
Most people here that are interested in BASIC's and other languages are looking for more affordable (or free) dialects because?
Who doesn't want a bargain I guess.
Real Basic's (Real studios') pricing structure is a little stiff I think for most hobbyists.
It is for me, I'm just not that interested in investing that much money for multi-tier capabilities. Maybe others are and a discussion would be useful.

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 11:30:44 AM »
If there's some reason why I'm not supposed to ask, I apologize for doing so and will move on.
No need to apologize.
English is not zlatkoCB's native language.  He tends to be a little blunt and his choice of words sometimes conveys the wrong impression.
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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 12:44:58 PM »
Yes, thanks Larry.
I just ask you ( Joe) about reasons why you ask for
realBasic  because i don't know anyone here or on
similiar forums ask about RealBasic.
So again ...i don't mean anything wrong with your
question.

By the way how much money cost RealStudio ?

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 04:02:10 PM »

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 04:04:18 PM »
The price of Real Studio is going up due to a pricing change with the new release version 2013r1 on June 4th.  When compared to free, yes it may be considered a little pricey.

I currently have a personal license which is $99.  Luckily I was able to get a free copy a few years ago when RealBasic (Real Studio) was trying to attract VB6 programmers when VB.net came out.  The license is good for a year of upgrades.  Once the license expires, you can still use the program without limitation - just no upgrades.  I was able to upgrade for around $49.  With the release of the new version in June, I took advantage of a 2 year upgrade for $88 which includes transitioning into the new version.

Anyway, I understand keeping costs down.  In June when the new version comes out, the pricing model changes.  The good news is that the IDE will now be free.  Oh, the name is changing as well.  The company and program will be Xojo.  It was a business decision to drop the name "basic".  From what I understand with the new name, the meaning of Xojo is "X"-cross platform / "ojo"-object oriented. 

I've dabbled with RealBasic (Real Studio) on and off for a few years and hope to get serious about learning to program.  I like the cross platform function since I work in both Windows and Linux.

I did look at PureBasic, since it is cross platform as well, but haven't tried it yet.

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Joe

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 06:54:25 AM »
I had a copy a few years back - gave it away to the local charity shop.  ::)

I don't do multi-platform and I don't like OOP or RAD systems (all those object parameters to keep filling in  :P) - so I don't know why I ever purchased it - oh well ! :)

It's graphics facilities if I remember right, are limited to GDI rectangles, circles and lines - no 2D or 3D sprites, buffers  etc.  You have to turn to OpenGL for that kind of facility - not easy. So it's of little use for games or interesting applications graphics.

It's not alone in that respect - Microsoft's monster offerings and Delphi (now Embarcadero) are also limited as far as graphics go.

I still prefer Creative Basic (what a surprise say some ;D) which has graphics built in and is easy to use - and very cheap.

PureBasic and Liberty Basic are good systems liked by many.

all the best, :)

Graham

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 07:09:57 AM »
Hmm so for that $$ probably Purebasic is far better
solution and is real compiler, but Liberty - oh boy this is
ordinary j*** .
I agree with Graham that Creative is cool but for me this
can be only for sentimental reasons.
And i don't need crossplatform things at all.

by the way this RealBasic build very large exes,right?

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Re: Anyone using RealBasic (Real Studio)?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 07:21:14 AM »
There is also another similiar thing called KBasic which cost
$35 .. ::)

and on KBasic site you can read this:
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Please read this, if you will not buy KBasic Professional Edition
KBasic needs your help! And the best way to help KBasic (and to help Linux and Mac OS X to become an alternative to Windows ) is to buy and use the KBasic Professional Edition. With your help and financial support, it will be possible to continue the development of KBasic for many years.

You can help Linux and Mac OS X, when you help KBasic, because KBasic is an important piece of the puzzle showing the needed software for leaving Windows far behind. With your support it will be possible to show the world that BASIC development software do not have to be limited and difficult.

It is up to you!

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