Phoenix Object Basic
is an object-oriented RAD
tool for Linux
. It has object-oriented
features such as inheritance and polymorphism
as found in languages
such as Python
. It also features a similar design environment and compatible syntax to Visual Basic
reducing the learning curve for those making a transition from that language to Linux programming. Phoenix includes a full implementation of the BASIC programming language
. It was first released for download in 2001 and the Linux package is presently at version 1.5 beta 6 (released October 2004), it also requires the distribution of a small number of runtime library files with complied applications.
Phoenix Object Basic is the perfect tool for Windows business application developers that want to deploy their skills in mixed Windows and Linux environments.
- No longer being actively developed
- Rapid Application Development for Windows and Linux
- Short learning curve for VB developers
- Small executables, Fast execution
- Cross platform
- Released as an RPM
The Phoenix source code is not available because it contains proprietary third party components. Phoenix is free of charge and freely distributable.