B4J Alternatives

    B4J is described as '100% free development tool, similar to B4A that generates desktop, server and web applications' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to B4J for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and AmigaOS. The best alternative is Xojo. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try PureBasic or KBasic. Other great apps like B4J are IonicWind Basic (Paid), PowerBASIC (Paid), Run BASIC (Freemium) and Liberty BASIC (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2020

    1. Real Software and Real Studio are now Xojo. Create your own apps, like commercial or in house apps, games, utilities and more with Xojo!
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      Easy cross platform for Mac , Linux and Windows.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. PureBasic is a native 32 bit and 64 bit programming language based on established BASIC rules.
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    3. IWBasic is a 32-bit BASIC compiler from Ionic Wind Software featuring an integrated development environment with syntax similar to the BASIC programming language. Creates small and fast programs that support all Windows versions.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Microsoft Visual Studio
      KBasic is a powerful programming language, which is simply intuitive and easy to learn. It is a new programming language, a further BASIC dialect and is related to VB.NET™, Visual Basic®, Visual Basic for Application® and Java™.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Its successor is Basic For Qt

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      • Windows
      • MS-DOS
      PowerBASIC, formerly Turbo Basic, is the brand of several commercial compilers by PowerBASIC Inc. that compile a dialect of the BASIC programming language. There are both MS-DOS and Windows versions, and two kinds of the latter: Console and Windows.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Run BASIC Personal Server is an all-in-one system that makes web programming easy and fun.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, Build 2.27, released in June 2007, can be still downloaded and bought from the official website

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    4. Easy Programming for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Basic For Qt, KBasic 's successor, is related to VB.NET and Visual Basic and combines the best features of those tools and supports similar syntax, functions, objects and classes.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last versions (2012) can be still bought from the official website.

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    5. Phoenix Object Basic is the perfect tool for Windows business application developers that want to deploy their skills in mixed Windows and Linux environments.

      Discontinued

      No further development since 2008. See
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Object_Basic

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Bas7 is designed to interpret programs from the line number era of BASIC. Structured 'IF', 'DO' and 'SELECT' statements and programs without line numbers are also supported.
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