Has anyone here tried PureBasic by Fantasie Software?
I've tried their latest demo version and I am very impressed so far!
The help section could be improved though.
I tried a basic search (no pun intended) for 'PureBasic' on your site to no avail!
Just thought I'd enquire before I buy (soon I hope)
Buy??? Why when Visual Basic 10.0 Express is free.
Maybe I'm too old to learn an antiquated languge like VB (I remember the early versions only too well) or maybe I'm too young and too exited about learning a new language that serves my needs!
To each their own I suppose!
Whether you use VB or PureBasic will depend on what you want to do with them. I know virtually nothing about PB except what I just read on their web site VB 2010 integrates well with all the other programming languages available in Visual Studio, that is, you can mix and match all the languages in the same program if you want to. There are many things that can be easily done in VB that are very difficult in other languages, such as providing Office solutions. But if you don't need all those whistles and bells then BP may be the better solution, and at 79 Euros its a lot less expensive too than the Professional edition of Visual Studio.
One advantage of PB is that the source code is portable to other platforms. VS is not portable.