I'm rather new to Run Basic as well and at first it does seem to be rather abandoned. What's important to understand is that RB creates the unique ability to program, run, and deploy Basic applications in a browser.
This gives a simple Basic program tons of power by being online and merged with web technologies. This also gives web sites and web development processes power by being able to be programmed entirely, or partially using a dialect of Basic. Both of these features are unique to the RB system.
For teaching programming to a youngster, I recommend Just Basic. It's a free, simpler version of Liberty Basic. Then if your son wants to make a website or access his programs in a browser, Run Basic makes perfect sense. Actually I have never encountered such an easy and educational system that is also extremely versatile for programming.
There are lots of free and fun HTML and CSS stuff out there for young students, too. If you want him to get into computers and programming, HTML, CSS and a dialect of Basic are the easiest route, and probably the funnest. Lastly, lots of people today still program in Basic. Roku devices run on a language called BrightScript, which is derived from a dialect of Basic.
Post by stormtigers on Oct 27, 2013 22:16:12 GMT -5
Thanks for that - actually think Run Basic is a bit simpler, probably because of the built in database. But my brain cells are drained after not using "basic" for 15+ years so I needded a refresher myself.
Just hope the 12 year old "daughter" keeps her brain engaged.
Carl has been working on the next version of run basic and it will be up and running at some point right now he is focused on getting liberty basic 5 out the door. LB5 is cross platform programming for the desktop and will use the same core that run basic uses.
I would defiantly recommend using run basic
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RB is not abandoned, since it is the first in a series of BASIC dialects build up on the same code base.
I don't think the source code will be released to the public whether Shoptalk Systems vanishes or not.
[b]Stefan[/b] - [a href=http://stefanpendl.runbasichosting.com/]Homepage[/a][br][br][b]Please give credit if you use code I post, no need to ask for permission.[/b][br][br]Run BASIC 1.01, Fire-/Waterfox (IE11, Edge), Windows 10 Professional x64, Intel Core i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz, 16GB RAM