This week he released Release Candidate 1 to the beta testing group. It's been exciting to see the evolution of RB from Beta 2 through Beta 5 to RC1.
New features that aren't publicly available at www.runbasic.com include:
- A new syntax to use objects. (e.g. #object method). You can see the Smalltalk influence and the syntax leverages a Liberty Basic programmer's conceptual model of handles.
- An XMLparser object.
- A SQLITE object.
- A FILE object.
- A TABLE object.
- HTTPGet$ function that performs an HTTP GET.
This release will be the most significant event in the Basic programming world since the introduction of Visual Basic for Windows.