I have been a LB user for years. Computer crashed...actually had two go down at same time, which is why I lost everything. Anyway, I am trying to decide whether to try and learn Rbasic or just go back to LB and keep writing desktop apps.
Would like some input. I write horse racing handicap programs.
You're asking if someone else thinks you should use tomatos or spoons. It all depends on what you want to do with them. Horse racing handicap programs can be made as desktop programs, or as a multi-user online application.
Do you have plans to expand into the web application area anyway? Do you currently create interactive websites? Do you have plans on creating more desktop applications?
There's always another option, learn RB for online software and use JB for desktop apps (JB is free), it does lack a few features of LB but again it depends on what you need from it.
Guess I was wondering if many people are finding RB really useful or is it turning out to be a fun hobby like project? I don't mean that to sound demeaning to Carl's work, because I think he is a genius at making complex programming simple and available for guys like me.
Probably more of me trying to lift the decision making process off my shoulders on to yours. I really haven't decided how far or what direction my future programming is going to go.
Having both languages, I agree it depends on what you intend to do. I've discovered RB works great in a work environment as all computers are generally networked together locally so an RB server running on one of them can be easily accessed by everyone. Many large businesses limit program installation to their IT department which can make stand alone apps written in LB difficult to implement. Using RB in those circumstances also eliminates the trouble of performing the install onto multiple machines. Most of the programs I write are designed to help with my job so RB is currently the language I use most. I still use LB for some programs that are best used as stand alone but writing test versions of programs on my RB server and allowing instant access to users for feedback makes RB my language of choice at the moment.