MS Visual Basic to Xcode?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Daveway, Feb 1, 2007.

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    Daveway

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    Hi guys, I'm fairly new to programming, as in I am pretty fluent in Microsoft Visual Basic (please hold your giggles). I have many programs that I would like to move to my mac and I was wondering what would be the easiest language to start with assuming my knowledge of Visual Basic.

    I know its won't be easy, but I'm just sticking my foot out there. Be gentle. ;)
     
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    RealBasic
     
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    I'm not sure if VB 6 is .NET, but if it is you can try mono, which lets you compile .NET 1.1 on a good amount of *nix platforms. Or try RealBasic. RealBasic supposively can translate (or something) VB in running RealBasic.

    Also you can try Objective-Basic (objective-basic.com) which lets you use the cocoa frameworks with Basic.
     
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    Agreed. Many Mac apps--both shareware and commercial--are written in REALbasic. Unlike Objective BASIC, REALbasic has been around for years. It started as Java BASIC, a BASIC development system with the ability to compile apps as Java bytecode. As REALbasic, it is continually updated. Along the way, REALbasic added the ability to compile Visual BASIC to its repertoire. It includes a utility to convert VB projects to RB. Microsoft never to ported the standalone version of Visual BASIC to the Mac. However, it included REALbasic in the Office v.X and Office 2004 boxes.
     
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    I say there is no time like the present to dive in and learn a new language. I find learning new languages not only expands my repertoire, but also helps to strengthen what I know about languages I have used for years. You'll find most languages have more similarities than differences.
     

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