|THEY WERE RIGHT
Back in the days when we were all
using DOS, I had the idea of gauging the speed of a language by its
ability to sort. I had a file of 1,000 words and the basic I was using
would sort it in 6 minutes. We didn't have Pentiums those days. When I
bought Turbo Basic, running it on the same computer got it down to less
that three minutes. Someone told me PowerBasic was so fast I wouldn't
believe it was actually doing anything. They were right. I bought
PowerBASIC and the same sort was instantaneous. I've never used
anything else since. The further PowerBASIC goes, the better it
- Brian Reynolds,
Programmer, Longreach Management Pty. Ltd.
We Created Turbo Basic...
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In 1987, Bob Zale (our company president)
Borland. It was quite a success -- Infoworld named it one of the most
significant products of that year. Turbo Basic delivered an air
stability. It was directly derived from Bob's BASIC/Z, with a
multi-year history of its
own. But, in time, Bob realized that BASIC needed more. Much
more. And with that decision, PowerBASIC was born. Also derived
from BASIC/Z, it
turns out that PowerBASIC is the true upgrade to Turbo Basic!
If you use Turbo Basic, you'll
soon discover that PowerBASIC was built
order, just for you. Of our three compilers, PowerBASIC 3.5 is
the closest.The structure and syntax are supersets. There are
words, for all the great new features, so you may need to change a few
names. But, other than that, you'll likely find that Turbo Basic
on the first try... it's just that simple! Then, you'll get an
SCAN, INSERT, DELETE. Popup TSR programs. An interactive
Inline Assembler. 16 megabytes of virtual arrays. And much, much
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complete details on PowerBASIC/Dos version 3.5.
Of course, we offer a total of three commercial compilers. Our flagship
compiler is PowerBASIC
Windows. It creates GUI applications and DLLs with the Windows
"Look and Feel"... Dialogs, Buttons, ListBoxes, and so forth. Team it
up with PowerBASIC Forms, our drag'n'drop Visual
Designer, for instant results.
But what if you don't need such a fancy user interface? Maybe you want a
web server app with no interface at all? Measure the distance from here
Mars? Port a text mode program from DOS to Windows? No problem! Just
Console Compiler 6!
All the features of 32-bit Windows, but
with a text mode interface! Multi-Threading. Multi-Megabyte Strings.
Built-in Assembler. All the good parts of Windows, but without the
of events and callbacks! Just simple, familiar functions like PRINT,
LOCATE, LINE INPUT, even LPRINT to the printer!
For more overall information on the benefits and history of PowerBASIC,
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Lots more information is available on all of the products in the PowerBASIC
in-depth discussion of all five of our compilers, Which Compiler Should I
Choose can help you answer that very question.