Run BASIC is a programming system for the web. It isn't a web server (it HAS a web server) and it isn't for run of the mill websites. Instead think of Run BASIC as a way to create active content.
If you have a program that you want make available to yourself, your friends or customers from wherever? At home, at the library, at a friend's house, on the road? Then you need the Run BASIC server. Your program will run anywhere there is a browser, even a cell phone.
Think of it as version of BASIC that happens to be on the web. You don't have to be satisfied with baked solutions because you can make your own... easily. In fact so much more easily than professionals can using their favorite industrial strength tools.
The tagline on the Run BASIC site is "Web programming for people who really like to program." We let you bypass all the bailing wire, twigs and chewing gum that everyone else has to extricate themselves from when they program using Apache, Perl, PHP, Java, etc. No need to take a bath because you didn't get dirty.
-Carl Gundel author of Run BASIC
Last Edit: Jan 5, 2008 0:45:33 GMT -5 by carlgundel
Hi, sorry about my silly questions, but I already try to find out - not what RB is, this is explained very often and in highly sophisticated ways - but HOW I could deal with it. And I see, that many others have the same problems and questions , which I found always responded with "what" and not with "how" ! So in my poor english tell me please, how can I use RB, I have bought more than a half year ago. I have some PC's, I have some sites at some Providers. I would like to program applications like interactive websites on my webspace at my different providers. Has RB to run on the webspace at my provider? What shall I upoad there ? Or is RB only running on a server of my own?
So exactly asked: What have I to do, install or upload, to use RB? Please help me also by answering if possible without special idioms only known by some freaks or in strange a part of the US.
No problem about strange US. Things are a bit "strange" here of late.
If your provider will not install Rb for you, you can always run it on your home or office PC, then link to the applications from the other server. I have done this in the past and other than my home connection being a little on the slow side it worked well. You can have the RB application run inside of an IFRAME too, from a html page on the outside server.
Let us know your final set up if you have problems and I am sure we can help you get it running.
I may be a typical Run Basic user. A refugee from Q-Basic, Liberty Basic convert, curious experimenter with Run Basic.
For a while, I had a problem understanding Run Basic. Now, I am floored. Carl has created something _extraordinary_. Here is my explanation of Run Basic, written as ad copy, paraphrasing Carl's and other people's posts:
RunBasic: Internet software that works.
Most web pages are passive . . . you read them, pretty much like a magazine. They just sit there, don’t do much. Point-click-read. Point-click-read.
Run Basic is more like writing. Sure, you can create web pages for reading. But, these pages can also LISTEN, WORK, and WRITE. Data in > computation > data out . . .
RunBasic pages can collect information from the user, using common controls: textboxes listboxes check boxes radio buttons graphic buttons calendar They can also read web sites information on a server disk information on the user’s disk Data in > Calculate > Data out: tables, text, graphics, media, you name it.
This is software that WORKS. Create and use a data base. Transform raw data into tables and charts. Control widget X on the other side of the planet.
All this from within the user’s web browser. No installation for the end user. Compatibility with Windows, Mac, OS X, and Linux. Universal availability. Instant & universal updates. You, too, can create distributed software.
Best of all, the RunBasic language is SIMPLE. A child can write programs with it.
The magic you don’t see? Carl has hidden all the hard parts. Try to do these things any other way, and you are looking at a scary tangle of multiple languages, platforms, and scripts.