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21. REALbasic 5.5 Pro (Mac)
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Publisher: Real Software
Sales Rank: 9847
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Features

  • The leading RAD tool for Macintosh
  • A modern, object-oriented form of BASIC
  • Create native applications for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • Full support for Mac OS X technology
  • Includes Visual Basic conversion tool

22. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Newtek Lightwave 3D ( Windows/Macintosh )

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Features

  • Understand basic animation techniques for anticipation, overlapping action, gesture, silhouettes and more
  • Learn about the kinematics involved in creating realistic character animation
  • Outlines all the key steps for taking a scene from start to finish

23. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Macromedia ActionScript and JSFL for Flash ( Win/Mac )

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Features

  • Design your own user input forms with components, combo boxes, radio buttons and even quiz questions
  • Get a solid understanding of ActionScript fundamentals - Datatypes and variables, expressions and operators, switching, functions and more
  • Add scripting masks and movie clip programatically, include buttons and addressing and use basic animation effects
  • Understand objects, arrays and associative arrays
  • Create dynamic text fields that work with formatted HTML text and CSS

24. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering JSP(Java Server Pages) ( Windows/Macintosh )

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Features

  • Discover how the tag libraries and function libraries work, the JSP XML syntax and much more
  • Set up the Apache Tomcat server, error handling and debugging tools and more
  • Understand the use of the Java Server Page API
  • Learn about integrating servlets and JavaBean components with JSP

25. BYTESIZE SOFTWARE Software Developer VisualBasic Controls (Windows)

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Publisher: Bytesize Software
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Features

  • Work with dozens of encryption controls and utilities, compression libraries and MP3/audio controls
  • Image editing, keystroke recordings, error handling and Web browsing utilities
  • Choose from a multitude of project analyzers, code optimizers, and Win32/API controls & code
  • The cutting-edge interface lets you search a database full of control descriptions, and run them directly from your CD-ROM

26. Borland Delphi 2005 Architect - upgrade package ( HDA0005WWCS180 )

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Publisher: Borland International
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27. Acad Studio Mx 2004 with Flashpro English

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Manufacturer: Macromedia
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28. Borland Delphi 2005 Architect - complete package ( HDA0005WWFS180 )

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Catlog: Software
Publisher: Borland International
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29. Borland Delphi 2005 Enterprise - upgrade package ( HDE0005WWCS180 )

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Asin: B000692NFA
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Publisher: Borland International
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30. BORLAND TURBO ASSEMBLER V5.0 WIN 3.X/95 SINGLE 1-DOC

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Asin: B00002S83M
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Borland International
Sales Rank: 3975
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Turbo Assembler 5.0 is a full-featured stand-alone assembler. This product includes all the tools needed to create and debug assembly programs for 16- and 32-bit DOS and Windows platforms, including Windows 3.x, 95, 98, and NT. Some of the tools included are assemblers, linkers, console-style debuggers, and resource compilers. Each of these tools comes in a 16-bit and a 32-bit version. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Borland's done it again!
A very nice assmebler. It comes with both 16 bit and 32 bit assmeblers for DOS and Windows, with support for both MASM and IDEAL modes. You also get the Turbo Debugger as well as a ton of other programs. The user manual has a nice introduction to programming in assembly. Borland should give themselves a pat on the back for this one.

I recommend buying "Mastering Turbo Assmebler" if your interested in becoming a serious assmebly language programmer. ... Read more


31. Borland Delphi 5 Enterprise (New user)

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Asin: B00002S7GT
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Publisher: Borland International
Sales Rank: 11164
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Delphi 5 Enterprise is a high-productivity development solution for Internet and distributed computing. Delphi's InternetExpress includes the Web Client Page Wizard for creating flexible extensible systems to support e-commerce using HTML 4 and XML. It also includes the MIDAS PageProducer and WebBroker for building distributed HTML applications.

Gain fast access to all types of information with ADOExpress, and boost your development team's productivity with TeamSource. Scale your Internet applications using MIDAS for leveraging all the distributing computing standards such as CORBA, COM, and MTS. Build, debug, and deploy robust applications using the Visual Component Library with more than 200 reusable components with source, and use InterBase Express to create turnkey database systems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Borland/Inprice made best with their last Delphi5
This is the best developers solution for making fast working, cool looking and useable applications. For averyone who likes Pascal Language Delphi 5 Enterprice edition will show the real windows programing world. That's cool :) ... Read more


32. Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET Framework, Architect – New User

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Publisher: Borland International
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Major Upgrade to Delphi
I started with Turbo/Borland Pascal. As soon as Borland released Delphi 1, I purchased it. I have used every version of Delphi: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and now Delphi 8. Delphi 8 is a huge change from Delphi 7. The IDE is very different. The help system appears to be relatively complete, but works differently than Delphi 5, 6, or 7.

As a long time Delphi uses, I was dismayed at some of the changes in Delphi 8. You now have the option of creating Windows Forms applications. For me, the biggest downside of this is the loss of frames. Frames are part of the VCL, not part of the Windows Forms. There does not appear to be anything equivalent. This is a shame. I used frames and frame inheritance a lot.

If you plan on just moving your code from Delphi 5, 6, or 7 to Delphi 8 you will be disappointed. There are many changes in the language. Developers should avoid appending to strings because that process is now slow. In my opinion, this broke one of the most powerful advantages Delphi had. Delphi used to be able to perform string operations quickly. That feature was lost in Delphi 8. There are new tools to help, like the string builder class, but they are cumbersome to use.

Delphi now integrates with other .Net languages; but there are some costs with that capability. This is not a small, incremental upgrade to the language. ... Read more


33. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer 2003 Upgrade
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Asin: B000089GKR
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 6994
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Amazon.com Review

Visual Studio .NET is Microsoft’s multi-faceted development tool, targeting both Windows and Web applications. This 2003 edition includes numerous small improvements as well as major new features like the Compact Framework, for applications that run on Pocket PC and other smart devices. It supports multiple languages, with the main ones being Visual Basic, C#, and C++. There is also a Java-like language called J#, although J# applications only work on Windows so this is not a true Java development tool. The Visual Studio .NET environment is truly integrated. It makes extensive use of docking and tabbed windows, and there are plenty of project wizards along with huge amounts of online help. Auto-completion and pop-up help eases the business of editing code.

Microsoft’s .NET tools are very different from their predecessors. Visual C++ can still compile standard Windows executables, but the other languages all target the .NET Framework, a runtime engine and class library that manages memory and enforces security. Framework applications perform well, since they are compiled to native code at runtime, but there is an overhead in terms of memory usage and the Framework runtime must be installed. In compensation, .NET brings many advantages. All the languages are fully object-oriented, the class library is rich, and XML support is fully integrated. ASP.NET is for web applications, and represents a large advance on the old ASP. Instead of script, ASP.NET supports any of the .NET languages, running on the server and just-in-time compiled to native code. There is a visual web page designer, and carefully designed applications support a wide range of browsers. New in this version of Visual Studio is Mobile Web Forms, which use adaptive rendering to support the browsers in mobile phones and PDAs. The database technology in Visual Studio is called ADO.NET, and uses a disconnected model that is ideal for laptops, smart devices, and wide area networks.

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer 2003 earns its name by including developer licenses for the key Microsoft server platforms, including Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2000 Server and SQL Server 2000. Another key component is the Visual SourceSafe code management system, which is especially important for team development. There is also Application Center Test, for stress-testing web applications.

For those wondering whether to make the jump to .NET, this release is probably the right moment to go ahead. The technology is maturing, and the inclusion of the Compact Framework makes the package more compelling. The deep XML support on offer is essential for many enterprise applications and enables integration with other platforms. It’s still important to note the heavy system requirements, and that .NET applications do not run on Windows 95. In most cases, the higher productivity of .NET languages soon pays for any additional resources. --Tim Anderson, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more


34. Borland JBUILDER DEV 2005 CD-NAMED/U ( JXB0011WWFS180 )

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Asin: B0002VISY2
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Publisher: Borland International
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35. UPG-V ELEARNING SUITE

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Publisher: Macromedia
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36. Upgrade Elearning Suite Comm From AW5.X AW6/DWMX/FLMX for Win

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37. NS Basic for Palm

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Publisher: Green Maple
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars NS Basic
A terrific product. I would reccomend it to anyone who wants to program at an inexpensive price. The other big companies offer about the same thing, exept NS Basic is a fraction of the price. NS Basic is simple, yet it can produce very sophisticated programs. ... Read more


38. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer 2003

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Asin: B000089GKQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 6971
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Amazon.com Review

Visual Studio .NET is Microsoft’s multi-faceted development tool, targeting both Windows and Web applications. This 2003 edition includes numerous small improvements as well as major new features like the Compact Framework, for applications that run on Pocket PC and other smart devices. It supports multiple languages, with the main ones being Visual Basic, C#, and C++. There is also a Java-like language called J#, although J# applications only work on Windows so this is not a true Java development tool. The Visual Studio .NET environment is truly integrated. It makes extensive use of docking and tabbed windows, and there are plenty of project wizards along with huge amounts of online help. Auto-completion and pop-up help eases the business of editing code.

Microsoft’s .NET tools are very different from their predecessors. Visual C++ can still compile standard Windows executables, but the other languages all target the .NET Framework, a runtime engine and class library that manages memory and enforces security. Framework applications perform well, since they are compiled to native code at runtime, but there is an overhead in terms of memory usage and the Framework runtime must be installed. In compensation, .NET brings many advantages. All the languages are fully object-oriented, the class library is rich, and XML support is fully integrated. ASP.NET is for web applications, and represents a large advance on the old ASP. Instead of script, ASP.NET supports any of the .NET languages, running on the server and just-in-time compiled to native code. There is a visual web page designer, and carefully designed applications support a wide range of browsers. New in this version of Visual Studio is Mobile Web Forms, which use adaptive rendering to support the browsers in mobile phones and PDAs. The database technology in Visual Studio is called ADO.NET, and uses a disconnected model that is ideal for laptops, smart devices, and wide area networks.

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Developer 2003 earns its name by including developer licenses for the key Microsoft server platforms, including Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2000 Server and SQL Server 2000. Another key component is the Visual SourceSafe code management system, which is especially important for team development. There is also Application Center Test, for stress-testing web applications.

For those wondering whether to make the jump to .NET, this release is probably the right moment to go ahead. The technology is maturing, and the inclusion of the Compact Framework makes the package more compelling. The deep XML support on offer is essential for many enterprise applications and enables integration with other platforms. It’s still important to note the heavy system requirements, and that .NET applications do not run on Windows 95. In most cases, the higher productivity of .NET languages soon pays for any additional resources. --Tim Anderson, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more


39. REALbasic Standard Edition 4.5
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B00006IZCW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: REAL Software
Sales Rank: 2388
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

REALbasic is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating your own software for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Windows. It runs natively on Mac OS X, as well as Mac OS 8 and 9. REALbasic allows almost anyone to build software to solve problems, run a business, or just have fun.

Simply drag and drop elements into your application's windows and dialog boxes to create anything from a small utility, to a large application, or the next great game. Experiment, explore, learn, and innovate as you build your applications step-by-step while REALbasic handles all the details for you. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I feel the same way as the others.
Read the other reviews, I feel likewise about REALbasic. Good!

5-0 out of 5 stars REALbasic is GREAT!
REALsoftware produces REALbasic 4.5.1. There are two Macintosh versions to choose, the Classic and OSX, but this review will only cover the Classic version. Additionally, there are two editions of REALbasic, the Standard and the Professional.
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The system requirements are a PowerPC or G3 or G4, MacOS 8.1 or later, 6.5 MB of hard drive space, and 4.5 MB RAM. The test system is a PowerPC 8100 with a G3 367 MHz daughter card, 136 MB RAM, several 4-8 GB hard drives, and MacOS 8.1 and 8.6, using Conflict Catcher 8. A 30-day demo is available for download from REALsoftware.

The REALbasic Demo

The REALbasic 4.5.1 demo contains the complete program. REALbasic allows programmers to build both Macintosh Classic and OSX programs, as well as PC programs. Programs compiled by the demo will operate for 5 minutes and only for the trial period. In order to continue using REALbasic beyond the 30 days, it is necessary to purchase a license. The Standard and Professional editions each contain the license, an application CD, and printed documentation. Included in the application CD are examples, tutorials, and electronic documentation. The demo can be obtained from the demo website .

The demo file is 8.2 MB. Using a 56K modem, the demo downloads in around 30 minutes. After REALbasic downloads just drag it to your applications folder, no extra installation is required. The demo folder contains the REALbasic 4.5.1 Classic program and six folders - IDE Extras, Internet Resources, Plugins, Read Me's, Soundtracks, and Stationary.

The IDE Extras folder has sample coding scripts and allows other applications to be added to the REALbasic menus. Weblinks useful to most REALbasic programmers, as well as links to other REALbasic developer sites, are included in the Internet Resources folder. Plugins add new functions to programs and REALbasic allows for this with the Plugins folder - simply install a plugin into the folder and it is installed as REALbasic starts up. Important development files and release notes are available in the Read Me's folder. Finally, the Soundtracks folder contains sound effects for use in REALbasic and the Stationary folder allows programmers to set default settings for projects. Most demo users, however, will not be using any of these folder features at the start.

The program started with no difficulties. Conflicts have been non-existent since installing the program on the test system, in either MacOS 8.1 or 8.6. During testing, Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 was run along with REALbasic to view the many PDF tutorials. On several occasions, Word 98, Netscape 4.74 and Adaptec Toast 4.1.1 have also run without any problems.

REALbasic has a toolbar-based interface, like PhotoShop and PageMaker. At start up, several windows appear: the Control Palette, the Project Window and its untitled Window Editor, and the Properties Window. Providing various Button controls, ListBox controls and EditField controls, the Control Palette contains over 30 interface objects. Drag and drop the required interface object to the Window Editor window to place it into the program. The Project Window lists the items in the program, such as menus, the untitled Window Editor, and any other windows that may be added. Each object, including interface objects, has a Properties Window. This window contains a list of properties and values for the currently selected object. When another object is selected, the Properties Window changes to show that objects properties.

Build a First Program

To build a first, simple program, such as "Hello World", start with the start-up windows: Control Icons window, Project window and its untitled Window Editor, and the Properties window. File > Save As the Project window to HelloWorld.rb. Change the untitled Window Editor name to "Hello World Program" on the Title field in the Properties window.

Drag and drop the PushButton Tool and the EditField Tool to the program window. Edit > Duplicate (Command-D) the PushButton Tool twice, and renamed the buttons "DisplayHello," "Clear," and "Quit" in their respective Properties Name field. Rename the EditField Tool "TextDisplay" in the Properties Name field. Place the "TextDisplay" EditField at the top of the window with the "Display Hello" and "Clear" buttons on the same line under it and the "Quit" button at the bottom.

Add the code to the PushButtons and the EditField. From the program window, Option-Tab to get the Code Editor window. From there, click the disclosure triangle to the left of the Controls icon and for each button add code. In the "Display Hello" button, place

TextDisplay.Text="Hello World"
in the Action item. The "Clear" button has
TextDisplay.Text=""
and the "Exit" button has
Beep Quit
added to the Action item. Choose Debug > Run (Command-R) to test the program.

Build the stand-alone applications by going to File > Build Settings. Choose whether to build a Macintosh program or a PC program or both. Name the program "Hello" for Macintosh and/or "Hello.exe" for PC (using the pop-up menu). Click OK and File > Build Application. REALbasic then builds the application(s). In all, the program should take about 15-20 minutes to build.

Additional Tutorials

REALsoftware also has several REALbasic Tutorial PDFs on their tutorial website . The main tutorial is 4.5 MB and involves building a simple Text Editor program, similar to SimpleText. In 12 separate chapters it covers such topics as Working with Documents (Ch. 4), Adding Drag and Drop to TextEditor (Ch. 6), and Printing Styled Text (Ch. 9). Each chapter is short and specific, explaining the steps necessary to build a workable program.

The Text Editor program is easy to build and will take several sessions with REALbasic. In order to get more experience in specific parts of program building, a new REALbasic programmer should refer back to the Text Editor program because it contains elements required in more advanced programs.

Other tutorial programs available include building an URL manager. There are also many websites that contain step-by-step REALbasic programming tutorials. REALbasic University is an excellent resource for the novice programmer, with 73 lessons at last count.

Conclusion

This is a very impressive program. The user-interface is excellent and the features are helpful. The possibility to build new programs for both Macintosh and PC is of great benefit. The demo was used on the test system for the full trial period, with at least one hour per day using the program. Many of the tutorials were used during that time to explore the program. While the learning curve can be steep for some new programming languages, the author found that this was not the case. In fact, learning REALbasic was much easier on one's own than his experience learning C in the classroom. The author believes that the novice would have little problem picking up the fundamentals of REALbasic, especially if the many Internet resources are used. While not yet achieving several hundred line programs, beginners can gain confidence as they build more applications, adding new and complex code and features to them.

5-0 out of 5 stars REALbasic Rocks!
I'll let you know right off the bat here, I love to use REALbasic, and I have done so for about three years now as an avid Mac hobbyist programmer. REALbasic lets you write your own stand-alone applications for both the Mac and PC platforms. I don't do Windows, but I have shared an item or two with some of my PC users friends, much to their amazement.

REALbasic is a rich development environment for both professional, beginner and the curious. For me it has been a teaching tool. I always wanted to try and write my own programs, and now I can! I have tried many other programming languages and either found them too hard or not engaging enough to commit the time to learn them. Don't be fooled, any programming language takes a bit of time to learn, but for me, REALbasic has been totally worth it.

With REALbasic you can create an almost endless array of software titles. Anything from games to serious work related applications. I'm like a guy tinkering in his wood shop in the garage, I'll jump from subject to subject building little sample projects, like a little paint program, a GPS reader and a hang man game, to name a few.

One of the most surprising elements of using REALbasic, is the amount of support you can get from the developers of REALbasic, REAL software and the hordes of REALbasic users everywhere. The net is full of web sites that feature REALbasic examples. If you subscribe to the REALbasic New User group, you can post most any question or problem you have and I assure you, you will receive a quick and useful response. Learning by examples is a great way to learn to program.

REALbasic's interface is similar to a drawing program, a natural and familiar way of doing things on a Mac. You select an item from a tools palette and drag it to a window area you are working on. This allows you to graphically place the buttons, text and other things that you need for your program to interact with your user. Geeky word for this is User Interface (UI).

REALbasic's programming language is as you would expect, a version of BASIC. This is a modern BASIC language that encourages and supports the concept of Object Oriented Programming. Code is executed in a hierarchy of events.

REALbasic can be purchased in several versions, that is, there is a professional version and a standard edition. Optional packages are offered in the form of CD examples, Developer Documentation and Language References. REALbasic is upgraded with a new version about every six months or so. Theses upgrade prices are very reasonable and will vary depending on which version you have and the extra's you want.

My favorite area's in REALbasic are:

1) Drawing. Sounds silly, but getting your computer to "draw" things on your screen is not easy!

2) RB3D Space. REALbasic has a very cool "class" that lets you draw things in three dimensions. Very cool.

3) The on-line reference. At anytime, you hit command-one and up pops your handy dandy reference area.

4) The auto complete feature. Most languages are strict when it comes to typing in the right typed words. This one little simple feature will save you countless hours of typing.

5) As I've said above, the supportive nature of the people who make REALbasic. When was the last time Mr. X from company ABC emailed you with a response to a question you had about their software you just purchased?

If you're ready for a new challenge and adventure in to the area of computer programming AND you own a Mac, get REALbasic.

5-0 out of 5 stars REALbasic is awesome
This is a fantastic development environment, especially for those who are fairly new to programming. I tried to learn several other languages, but could never grasp the concepts. REALbasic is easy to learn and use, and it's also helped to understand object orientation as a plus. If you can afford, spring for the Professional version instead of Standard. That buys you database access to a variety of back ends and Windows compilation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very powerful for the price
I have used this product since its first commercial release. It is fairly easy to learn, is very powerful and the professional edition (you can upgrade from this version) allows you to use create database and Windows applications.

I used this product to develop a very sophisticated spacecraft simulator A-OK! The Wings of Mercury. I also use it as a consultant programmer. REALbasic programming work accounts for over 80% of my revenue.

The best thing about this product is not the product, but the people behind it. REAL Software is a very dedicated bunch of folks. Additionally, there is a real growing community of users that support each other. From old hand like myself (software developer for over 22 years) to newbies, all are welcome and all help each other.

It's not perfect, bugs do creep up, but REAL Software is always participating in discussion boards and mailing lists and is VERY responsive to fixing critical bugs.

REALbasic gets updated about twice a year. The upgrade prices are reasonable. Even the Professional version is much less expensive that other development systems.

I am convinced that this product will become the number one method of developing software for the Macintosh in the coming years. Additionally, it will also provide a nice alternative to using Visual Basic for developing Windows applications.

Great product, great company. ... Read more


40. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect 2003 Upgrade
list price: $1,769.99
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Asin: B000089GKP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 7900
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Visual Studio .NET is Microsoft’s multi-faceted development tool, targeting both Windows and Web applications. This 2003 edition includes numerous small improvements as well as major new features like the Compact Framework, for applications that run on Pocket PC and other smart devices. It supports multiple languages, with the main ones being Visual Basic, C#, and C++. There is also a Java-like language called J#, although J# applications only work on Windows so this is not a true Java development tool. The Visual Studio .NET environment is truly integrated. It makes extensive use of docking and tabbed windows, and there are plenty of project wizards along with huge amounts of online help. Auto-completion and pop-up help eases the business of editing code.

Microsoft’s .NET tools are very different from their predecessors. Visual C++ can still compile standard Windows executables, but the other languages all target the .NET Framework, a runtime engine and class library that manages memory and enforces security. Framework applications perform well, since they are compiled to native code at runtime, but there is an overhead in terms of memory usage and the Framework runtime must be installed. In compensation, .NET brings many advantages. All the languages are fully object-oriented, the class library is rich, and XML support is fully integrated. ASP.NET is for web applications, and represents a large advance on the old ASP. Instead of script, ASP.NET supports any of the .NET languages, running on the server and just-in-time compiled to native code. There is a visual web page designer, and carefully designed applications support a wide range of browsers. New in this version of Visual Studio is Mobile Web Forms, which use adaptive rendering to support the browsers in mobile phones and PDAs. The database technology in Visual Studio is called ADO.NET, and uses a disconnected model that is ideal for laptops, smart devices, and wide area networks.

Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect 2003 is the top of the range. It’s the only version to include Visio, a drawing and modelling tool with integrated reverse-engineering and code-generation, though sadly not full round-tripping. There are also developer licenses for the key Microsoft server platforms, including Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2000 Server, Biztalk Server and SQL Server 2000. Another key component is the Visual SourceSafe code management system, which is especially important for team development, Application Center Test, for stress-testing web applications, and Enterprise Templates which let architects design and deploy best practices for project development. For those wondering whether to make the jump to .NET, this release is probably the right moment to go ahead. The technology is maturing, and the inclusion of the Compact Framework makes the package more compelling. The deep XML support on offer is essential for many enterprise applications and enables integration with other platforms. It’s still important to note the heavy system requirements, and that .NET applications do not run on Windows 95. In most cases, the higher productivity of .NET languages soon pays for any additional resources. --Tim Anderson, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
Microsoft Visual Studio.NET Enterprise Architecht enables programmers to take full advantage of the .NET platform. Visual Studio.NET allows programmers to utilize the newer .NET framework 1.1, which contains enhancements in security and performance.
This version of Visual Studio includes: Visual Basic.NET 2003, Visual C++.NET 2003, Visual C#.NET 2003, and Visual J#.NET 2003. Having access to all of the .NET languages means that you have the ability to code in whichever language is most appropriate to your project.

A few language enhancements have also been included in this version. One of the most useful is the ability to declare a variable inside a loop using VB.NET 2003. For example:

For each var1 as string in varArray
'Do action
Next

Microsoft also bundles a handful of useful utilities with this package. These utilities will enable you to monitor your applications, benchmark web services, obfuscate your code, and much more.

.NET has a slightly different syntax than earlier versions of the languages (ie version 6), so if you are new to .NET a reference book would be handy.

Visual Studio.NET 2003 is worth the upgrade.

If you are a developer using several Microsoft technologies, a MSDN subscription is very helpful. MSDN Universal subscriptions include Visual Studio Enterprise Architect, developer licenses for all Microsoft operating systems, developer licenses for all Microsoft server systems, Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise edition, and more. MSDN subscribers have access to support via managed newsgroups and phone support. ... Read more


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