Windows, Linux


PhoenixPhoenix Object Basic (once called Envelop) is a RAD development tool for Linux (and now for Windows). It's a fully object-oriented languages which uses inheritance and polymorphism. The main characteristic of Phoenix is that it has been created to allow developers with VisualBasic experience to start programming for Linux without having to learn deeply a new language. Phoenix language includes a visual designer to build GUI with all the major elements such as windows, forms, menu and data aware controls, such as buttons, labels, listboxes and comboboxes, frames. The IDE provides a source level debugger with breakpoints and watchpoints, and single stepping. Phoenix also supports database access. The language does not create stand alone EXEs as the executable needs a shared runtime library and some other libraries for GUI components, database, etc. but it loads them only when necessary. A Windows version is now available. Phoenix is a high level professional Basic for Linux. Recommended.

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DellroyGM 2012-12-31 0:19
It's a pity, but this thing is dead. I tried it on Fedora 15 before I saw this page. Kept getting "bus error" when I made the executible.
ub3rd0rk 2010-01-17 2:40
The linux version uses an outdated library which makes it useless since like RedHat 8 lol. And the Windows version requires you include the whole programming language with any program you distribute. rofl. No clue why the first owner got out and Janus has done literally nothing with this in 5 years. I have watched. hey, they have developed a crappy database engine.
James Young 2009-07-03 15:05
I tried this, (Windows) and it seems to have an issue with long file names. (I think it's similar to 8.3 dos file naming convention) Although it may be a great language, I'd recommend something else, something with a bigger following.

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