Programming Resources

Free Basic IDE’s and Compilers
Active Basic Visual Basic compiler and IDE which generates pure EXE files which are small in size, which do not require any extra runtim overheads. It supports ActiveX and OLE objects in the IDE. You need to have a Japanese-font browser plugin to view this page.
Envelop Freeware Visual Basic compiler for Win32. Sadly, all further development of this tool has been stopped some time ago.
Fnx Basic A freeware basic compiler to create Windows applications. The output is a single exe file which does not need any special dll’s. The information on the Fnx Website is minimal, but the download package includes a .chm help file as well as over a dozen example projects.
FreeBASIC Open-source, free, 32-bit compiler for DOS and Linux, with the syntax the most compatible possible with MS-QuickBASIC (including the GFX statements), but that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline-assembly, a pre-processor and many others.
Gambas Free Basic compiler and IDE for Linux.
JustBasic Free Basic compiler for Windows.
KBasic Personal Freeware Basic compiler/IDE for personal use. The personal edition is freeware and runs on Windows and Linux. There is also a professional (non-free) edition and a MAC edition. KBasic supports object oriented programming, and it compiles the same code without any changes on Windows, Unix and MAC.
METAL A free extended BASIC language metacompiler for MacOS X and MacOS Classic.
Panoramic Freeware basic compiler for Windows, specialized towards multi-media, sound, 3D graphics/animation, 2D, etc.
Visual Basic Express Visual Basic for Windows created by Microsoft. The Express edition is free.
XBasic Advanced 32-bit/64-bit BASIC compiler with interactive graphical GuiDesigner. This appears to be a very powerful, if quirky, implementation of BASIC in a GUI environment. Formerly commercial, the author has now made it freeware. About 4.5 MB download. Runtime is about 1.5 MB. Creates multi-platform portable source code for Windows 95/98/NT, Linux and other forms of Unix.
Free Basic Interpreters
Basic for OpenGL Basic4GL is a free BASIC programming language for Win32 platforms with built in OpenGL v1.1 support.
Basic4GL is a compiler and virtual machine, using a easy, simple syntax based on traditional BASIC. It is designed to be an easy to learn, easy to use language for writing games, 3D demos and utilities without all the setup hassle associated with most language compilers.
Chipmunk Basic Traditional, console mode BASIC interpreter. Can run many old BASIC programs with little or no modification. Versions are available for MacOS, Palm, Linux, Windows, SUN, HPUX, SGI Irix.
Gambas A free Basic-like language for Linux. Includes support for Unicode, objects, classes, polymorphism, inheritance, GUI programming, SQL, OpenGL, XML, CGI, QT, GTK+, network programming and more.
SmallBasic Freeware Open-Source Basic interpreter for PalmOS, VTOS, Franklin’s, Linux, Win32 and DOS.
YABasic A console mode BASIC interpreter with some capability for displaying graphics and animation in a non-interactive window. Used with PFE as an IDE, this is reasonably close to a 32-bit version of QBASIC. 180 KB download. Runs on Windows 95/98/NT.
Non-free Basic Compilers
Liberty Basic Generates Windows programs. Not freeware, but you can try it out for as long as you like. Registration is $29.95. Good programming tool, also in a teaching environment.
Realbasic Powerful multi-platform basic compilers for Windows, Macintosh or Linux. The standard edition for Linux is free.
Free Basic Libraries
FBMath A library of mathematical/scientific routines and programs written in Pascal.
Basic Tutorials and Resources
QBasic Tutorials Free online tutorials for QBasic.
Liberty Basic Tutorials Two online tutorials for learning programming with Liberty Basic.
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