REALbasic is een uitgebreide ontwikkelomgeving die geschikt is om allerlei applicaties te ontwikkelen, van kleine utilities tot grote bedrijfsapplicaties. Het pakket is compatibel met het welbekende Visual Basic en bevat ook een applicatie om Visual Basic-broncode om te zetten naar REALbasic. REAL Software heeft een nieuwe versie uitgegeven met 2009 release 4 als de versieaanduiding. De lijst met veranderingen is in dit document na te lezen en de bijbehorende aankondiging ziet er als volgt uit:
REALbasic 2009 Release 4 - Adds Report Editor; Build Automation for REAL Studio
REAL Software, creator of REALbasic, a cross-platform software development tool for Mac, Windows and Linux, today announced the availability of REALbasic and REAL Studio 2009 Release 4. This release offers 97 improvements and 39 new features, including a new report editor, which will be included in all editions of REALbasic, and build automation, a feature exclusive to REAL Studio.
The new report editor allows developers to visually create a layout for printing by dragging and dropping labels, fields, images and more. Reports can be created to print a single page or multiple pages. The layout is divided into sections (header, body, footer as well as grouping sections for reports that have sorted data).
"Reporting has been the most requested feature from our users and we are pleased to deliver," commented Geoff Perlman, REAL Software Founder and CEO. "The report editor will allow users to print from any source including text files, arrays, databases, etc. and, since the interface is open, any database supported by REALbasic can be used."
The new build automation feature of the Project Editor is only available in the REAL Studio Edition. With Build Automation, developers can visually drag and drop build steps to execute common actions (like copying files and running IDE scripts) before and/or after their application is built. All of this can be done from within their project.
The complete list of improvements and new features in this release can be found in the release notes in the product download section. REALbasic and REAL Studio are available in a free 30-day trial edition. To view a video demonstration of all of the new features in this latest release, please visit: http://www.realsoftware.com/realbasic/newin/2009r4.