What is Gambas?
Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter. It is released under the GNU General Public Licence. Its architecture is largely inspired by Java. Gambas is made up of: a compiler, an interpreter, an archiver, a scripter, a development environment, and many extension components.
Comments and Reviews
Said about Gambas as an alternative
- gambas 3.9.2 can run on windows
- friendly IDE with
and other features
Gambas is the best IDE/GUI-designer for VB6 nostalgics.
Recent user activities on Gambas
- liked Gambas
- reviewed GambasLo
As an ex Visual Basic user (completely removed MS from my life), i was looking for an alternative. I tried many software, but most annoyed the hell out of me! Mostly because i lack the motivation to learn a new language (i am already learning Bash scripting, but that has some limitations on vars and Functions) and i want to drop a button there were i release it and not have to puzzle with grids and shits! About 2 years ago i tried Gambas, but i could not get it running (i was relative n00b to Linux then).. But after a lot of NoNo's i just had to try it again! If i could bent my leg and feet i would kick my own @ss for not trying again sooner, to install Gambas! It is one of (or THE) best VB alternative for linux!! After an hour of playing around, the code is just dripping out of my fingers again, and all feels very familiar! I did not try heavy stuff yet, but for common coding it feels even easier than VB! Some routines are very much simplified vs VB! So for me Gambas is a fat 5 stars!! Ok, now i'm done with the @ss licking, there are some minor(!) glitches.. sometimes when a tooltip baloon pops up, it F's up a part of the window around that the object. But that also could be a thing on my system, because i have it sometimes with the Opera browser also.. it happens very rare. The other thing is that sometimes i can't resize the popup of 'autocomplete/help' but also very rare.. and the other thing is more of a miss of a good help (F1) system where when the cursor is on a keyword and i press F1 it does not get me the help and examples of that object! If you are used to VB then you are very spoiled with that! Other than that, GREAT!! ;)
5 stars + 1
(english is not my mother language, so be gentle with me ;p)
- reviewed Gambas
It has everything you could wish for: A simple Basic syntax, a debugger, compiler, GUI builder and of course a source code editor with syntax highlighting.
I was looking for a modern Basic RAD for GNU/Linux, there aren’t so many. I’ve been working with PureBasic and REALbasic/Xojo for a long time, but I must say, Gambas is beautiful and easy to use, too.