What Is QBasic ?
QBasic also known as Quick Basic is a popular DOS programming language developed in 1980’s and it was widely used by many of the US companies for games, software for small businesses. As the programming technique had easy steps, it derived the name. It is an updated version of BASIC and the language is very simple and easy to learn even by persons who do not have any knowledge about computers. Unlike the latest Windows based software, QBasic is not very colorful and interactive. It is a non-visual compiler purely based on text. Though the earlier versions of QBasic had a very short life but later Microsoft brought back to life and incorporated in some of Windows versions.
Qbasic 1 is a basic programming tool. It can be used as a compiler and can also code. With Qbasic one can check for error as you type your program. The strength of Qbasic lies in the fact that it can be used by experts and new comers to programming alike. Qbasic has a useful help guide showing functions and how they are used, with examples of the function. Qbasic would run like command prompt on your system.
Qbasic is a freeware and can be run on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, DOS Operating systems.
Qbasic Latest Features and Updates:
QB64 V0.91, QB64 V0.872, QB64 V0.85, QB64 V0.841, QB64 V0.84 are the five updated versions orderly released from June 2009 till Aug 2010. Ver 0.91 is an improved version integrated with IDE. It is improvised as a self-compiling compiler and includes the source code. The previous version 0.872 came up with new features of multiple instances, File LOCK, and some of the incompatibilities were removed. The 0.85 version was concentrated much on the Clipboard feature and started to use the Windows Clipboard for Cut-copy-paste functions. New commands like DRAW, $Include, KEY OFF, ENVIRON, LEN were introduced in the version 0.841. The bugs of the previous version were checked thoroughly and were cleared in this version. QB64 V0.84 had lager number of improvements in variable allocations, repairing memory leakage, support of conventional memory for sub procedures and functions.