SpeedBasic (once called vsBasic) is an attempt to create an object oriented basic style language with its own IDE. The plan is to have the Basic code converted to C++, compiled with gcc and linked with a GUI library. Currently the Basic to C++ program can convert Declares, Subs, Functions, simple if and for statements. Classes are also included. SpeedBasic offers a functional RAD environment. The IDE is really well built and helps the user with code completion, function tips, colored and highlighted statements. The syntax is quite similar to VisualBasic and new users will find it easy to learn. The code is neat and tidy.
June 2009. No news since long time from SpeedBasic. It seems that the project has been abandoned. This is a pity because it was a really well built language. Thanks Yakob.