REALbasic 2005 for Windows Release 3 Ships; Improves Visual Basic Compatibility, Reliability

REAL Software, Inc., providers of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced today that REALbasic 2005 for Windows Release 3 is shipping. REALbasic 2005 for Windows is a rapid application development (RAD) environment that enables professional and non-professional programmers alike to quickly create software that runs on Windows, even Macintosh and Linux.

AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2005 -- REAL Software, Inc., providers of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced today that REALbasic 2005 for Windows Release 3 is shipping. REALbasic 2005 for Windows is a rapid application development (RAD) environment that enables professional and non-professional programmers alike to quickly create software that runs on Windows, even Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic creates self-contained executables and eliminates the common problems and installation issues associated with DLLs or external frameworks typical of other cross-platform development environments.

"REALbasic 2005 for Windows is powerful, yet easy-to-use and similar to Visual Basic," states Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "Because it's similar to Visual Basic, three million Visual Basic developers around the world can leverage their skills to create great software for Windows, without the need for DLLs or external frameworks. They gain a new benefit as well -- their software will run on Linux and Macintosh -- because REALbasic is cross-platform that really works."

"I've been using Windows and Visual Basic for nearly ten years and I recently discovered REALbasic," offers Geoffrey Rabe, a long-time Windows/Visual Basic developer. "I am pleased with the level of commitment REAL Software has to continuously improving this product. It has quickly become my favorite development environment."

REALbasic 2005 for Windows Release 3 incorporates a host of new features and functionality for improving Visual Basic compatibility and usability, including:

- More stable debugger in Windows
- New TypeName() as String function that mimics the functionality of Visual Basic and results in improved productivity for VB users
- Enhanced theme-savvy capabilities for Windows widgets such as the disclosure triangle.
- Improvements to the compiler that speed software development
- Enhanced support for 3D graphics within REALbasic
- Over 100 reliability issues resolved since REALbasic for Windows was released less than 90 days ago.

To ease the burden of migrating existing Visual Basic applications, REALbasic 2005 for Windows includes a Visual Basic Project Converter. A white paper is also available from the company at http://www.realsoftware.com/visualbasic that outlines best practices.

Pricing and Availability
REALbasic 2005 for Windows Standard Edition starts at $99.95 while REALbasic 2005 for Windows Professional Edition is offered at $399.95 for a limited time; list price is $499.95. All REALbasic 2005 for Windows licenses include six months of updates. REALbasic 2005 for Windows upgrades include 12 months of updates. REALbasic 2005 for Windows is available now and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at http://www.realsoftware.com/download.

About REAL Software
REAL Software provides REALbasic 2005, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Linux, Windows and Macintosh. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software releases new versions of REALbasic in a rapid release model (see http://www.realsoftware.com/rapidrelease) to get new features and software updates into the hands of developers quickly. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

2005 REAL Software, Incorporated. REAL Software, REALbasic and the REAL Software cube logo are registered trademarks of REAL Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders in the United States and other countries.

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