REALbasic

I’ve started to evaluate REALbasic as an alternative tool to Microsoft Access to develop my database applications. To help me learn the language’s capabilities I’ve been using some online tutorials and resources. Some are a little out of date, so the current version of REALbasic (2008 r 5.1) works a little differently, so I’ve written some short amended tutorials. Some only go so far, so I’ve extended them with additional features I could see me using in future systems. They’re posted here mainly for my reference, but perhaps others may find them helpful.

Resources

REALbasic University

I’ve found some of the REALbasic University material useful. As my main interest is in database systems, some of the aspects covered are just not relevant to my needs. As it was written for earlier versions of REALbasic, some parts no longer work as the tutorials state. Here are some adaptations of the material for version 2008 r 5.1:

RB Nation

Jay Jennings has some useful material at his RB Nation blog. This is written with the current version in mind. I’ve extended some of his material:

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