PureBasic Alternatives

    PureBasic is described as 'native 32 bit and 64 bit programming language based on established BASIC rules' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PureBasic for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Xojo. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Gambas or FreeBASIC. Other great apps like PureBasic are Microsoft Small Basic (Free), QB64 (Free, Open Source), Lobster (Free, Open Source) and thinBasic Programming Language (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 24, 2021

    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.
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    2. FreeBASIC is a completely free, open-source, 32-bit BASIC compiler, with syntax similar to MS-QuickBASIC, that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline assembly, object orientation, and many others.
    3. Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases both kids and adults into the world of programming.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      QB64 is a self-hosting BASIC compiler for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, designed to be compatible with Microsoft QBasic and QuickBASIC. QB64 is a C++ emitter, which is integrated with a C++ compiler to provide compilation via C++ code and GCC optimization.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Lobster is a game programming language. It was developed to make it easier for people who are already programmers to prototype and make games.
    4. Very fast BASIC like programming language for console and gui applications, automate process, automate data exchange, connect to databases, send mails, ftp, rest api, parsing, tokenizing, files, OpenGl, graphics, sound, printing ... much more.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Arduino IDE
      • Java
      B4J is a 100% free development tool, similar to B4A that generates desktop, server and web applications. B4J follows the same concepts of B4A and B4i, providing a simple and powerful development tool.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      The HotBasic compiler uses an extended BASIC language to produce CONSOLE, CGI, GUI, DLL, and OBJ application types. With HotBasic, developers create truly compiled Windows and Linux applications with a tiny footprint and rock-solid stability.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      wxBasic is an Basic interpreter that is: * Free * Open Source (LGPL) * Cross-platform (currently Windows and Linux) wxBasic can create stand-alone executables by binding together source code with the interpreter.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, released on May 12, 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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