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Real Studio User Groups
Real Studio User Groups are forming everywhere! Long-time and new users can benefit from these groups through unique networking opportunities, technical assistance and resources direct from Real Software and our knowledgeable and friendly user community.
Atlanta, Georgia or Twitter
Auckland, New Zealand
Austin, Texas, USA
Los Angeles, California (SoLAR-UG)
México, D. F.
Midlands, UK (RSDevUK) or Twitter
Paris, France or Google Groups
Phoenix, AZ - Forming Now!
Raleigh/Durham (RTPNC), North Carolina, USA
San Diego, California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA (RSBaUG)
Seattle, Washington, USA (seaRUG) or Google Group
Spokane, Washington, USA (SaRSug)
If you are interested in starting or participating in a user group in your area please email us!
"Real Studio lets me bring my ideas to life quickly, cross-platform, and with professional looking results."
-- Brad Hutchings
"The world is divided into programmers and people who have something real to do. Real Studio allows us to get a job done without devoting half our lives to the software gods!"
-- Dr. Albert M. Bradley
"I am replacing the use of Visual Basic with Real Studio. Have been using Visual Basic for 20 years."
-- Jack Damm
"Real Studio allows me to create an interface that others in the lab can easily use, while providing enough horse power and flexibility to implement our new algorithms. It is a pleasure to work with Real Studio, which has not limited what I can do in the slightest way. In fact, its ease of use (and its object oriented approach) has encouraged me to expand my initial analysis to more complex ones that have yielded new insights into the systems we are studying. "
-- Bob Gross
"My knowledge of other programming languages has allowed me easily to adapt to Real Studio."
-- Tony Rice
"Because of Real Studio and Web Edition I am having many new software product development ideas that I wouldn't even have considered before and I've discovered so many new capabilities in Real Studio and Web Edition that I had never even dreamed of. It's made re-writing the online store portion of my website a very exciting project."
-- Ken Schellenberg
"The apps built with Real Studio can be deployed so easily as they don't require huge frameworks, setups or pre-requisites so they don't require any 'installation,' just copy and run. This is a HUGE time saver, as in the past we would have to also develop expensive installation software or buy expensive installation creation tools and Real Studio is not standing still. I don't feel like I am using a system that has stagnated or is not being actively looked after or development. It's moving forward."
-- Richard Hillsdon
"In my experience with a number of different development tools, Real Studio is the easiest way to produce good-looking, reliable, fast GUI apps on both Macs and Windows. I can build something with Real Studio in a few hours that would take a day or more with any other environment. I've been a Real user since version 1 and it just keeps getting better."
-- Chuck Weger
"Because your development environment is a solution to me rather than a problem, I would encourage anyone interested in computer science and programming to start with Real Studio."
-- Chris Isakson
"In today's software development market our customers want every thing done now and for a low cost. Real Studio helps us create software solutions in a shorter timeframe so we can keep our profit margins up."
-- Terence Blyth
"I will continue to recommend Real Studio. I have not found a better tool to code in, and I have not found a better user community. These two strengths make continuing with the tool to be an automatic decision."
-- Tony Barry
"I'm a huge fan of Real Studio and have been using it in my day-to-day development for almost a year and a half now. As an open source developer who didn't want to put up with the hassles of C++ or Java, Real Studio has allowed me to be immediately productive without jumping through all the hoops the other languages make me jump through."
-- Anthony Papillion
"Everything about Real Studio excites me as a programmer. I can't wait to see what the future holds and it would be a no-brainer to recommend the software to someone else. In fact I have before!"
-- Brock Nash
"I must say I've been impressed. Web Edition is solid — especially for how young it is! — and I'm confident it will only improve. Real Software is a remarkable, active company, with a team of incredibly gifted and innovative people, and Real Studio is a direct reflection of this."
-- Jason Adams
"I really like programming with Real Studio. I think it is the best all-in-one programming tool that just works and is much more straight forward to use than environments like xCode, etc."
-- Nick, Australia
"Real Studio is great tool for my clients. They love that they can get identical Macintosh, Windows, and Linux applications with just one code base. The new Web Edition now makes it easy to reuse much of their desktop application code in their web apps. All this maximizes their investment and gets them to market at a fraction of the time and cost of many other development tools."
-- Bob Keeney
"What I know about programming I have learned with Real Studio. If I can start out so totally in the dark and progress to where I can accomplish what are, to me, amazing tasks with the help of documentation and the support offered by Real Software and the Real Studio community, anyone who might be looking for the introduction to and practice of programming would do well to spend some time with Real Studio. It has become an important and rewarding part of my life."
-- Albert Wallace
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"I have built a few projects with Real Studio, mostly shorter, more "casual" games. For these types of projects, Real Studio is excellent; I could build a working engine for the game in under an hour, allowing me to focus on tweaking gameplay and graphics instead of worrying about the mechanism of the application itself. Graphics composition is simple, straightforward and natural - a welcome change from the seeming purposeful obtuseness of many languages."
"Real Studio has become an excellent platform for building cross-platform applications, offering a quick and easy solution for someone who needs to deploy an app to more than just the Mac users in the office."
"If you've ever been interested in writing your own programs, but felt that computer programming was too difficult, you can see how Real Studio makes writing programs fast and easy. Programming doesn't have to be complicated, and Real Studio can help turn anyone with a good idea into a real programmer in no time."
"If you're discovering Real Studio for the first time, get ready to experience a level of programming productivity that few other languages can match. Whether you're using Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, you can create programs for yourself, for your job, or for the general public. Whether you want to program for fun, for a job, or for a career, you'll find that Real Studio finally makes programming available for the rest of us."
"To duplicate the magic of Visual Basic, Real Software offers Real Studio, which has been dubbed "Visual Basic for the Mac," although Real Studio runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The idea behind Real Studio is the same as Visual Basic. Design your user interface, write commands to make it do something, and you can create a useful program in a fraction of the time needed if you used C or C++."
-- Computer Edge Online
"Real Studio from Real Software Inc. is a useful development environment that enables you to create a wide variety of native applications and utilities quickly and easily... The Realbasic programming language may be easy to use and learn, but don't be fooled by the "basic" in its name. It is a modern, cross-platform, and object-oriented language that is highly extensible with operating system declares and plugins written in C++."
"I really like Real Studio. It seems quite powerful, it's easy to use, and its learning curve (at least for a VB6 programmer) is very short. I really wish that Microsoft had created a VB7 upgrade to VB6 rather than .Net, but Real Studio, in this programmer's estimation, is a more than sufficient "upgrade" for VB6."
-- Code Guru
"Real Studio makes programming easy in two ways. First, it uses the much simpler BASIC programming language, which was specifically designed to teach novices how to write programs. Second, it lets you visually design the user interface of your program by creating a window and filling it with common components such as push buttons, pull-down menus, check boxes, radio buttons, pop-up menus, tabs, and sliders. Designing your user interface requires no programming knowledge at all. If you can drag and drop items, you can design a user interface."
"Although Real Studio is easy to learn, it’s also powerful enough to develop professional applications. Like powerful programming languages such as C++, Real Studio offers object-oriented programming, which lets you divide a program into distinct objects that model the real world."
"For anyone who has always dreamed about writing their own programs but found programming too difficult, Real Studio may be for you. With its ability to make programming accessible; create cross-platform programs for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux; and advanced programming features such as object-oriented programming, Real Studio makes programming available to anyone."
"Realbasic is nothing like the Basic I used to know. If you haven't used Basic since most jobs required JCL to run, you might not recognize Realbasic as the same language. Sometime since then, for example, the dimension statement has morphed from its assigned role of defining array dimensions to become the defining force for all variables. You might say it has inherited the duties of the DECLARE statement. The language these days is thoroughly modern and object-oriented: it's all objects, properties, methods, and classes. Realbasic is a powerful language with an equally powerful IDE."
"Real Studio can fill nearly any role in your development process and really excels at ease of use, while retaining the power of a full-featured development tool."
"Programming tools are horses for courses, but Real Studio will run on a wide variety of race tracks. Its strength lies in its ability to hide complexity from the user. For the beginner that means an easy way into the arcane-seeming world of computer programming. For everyone else, from the occasional coder up to the professional, it means you can spend more time working on what your application will do and less on bringing it to life in the first place."
-- The Register
"Real Studio combines Visual Basic's ease of use with the cross-platform capability to create programs for Windows and Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X."
-- Computer Power User
"The basic in Realbasic's name is somewhat misleading. Realbasic is a modern object-oriented garbage-collected language. It rivals respected languages such as Java in elegance and power..."
-- Mac Developer Journal
"A key benefit...is being able to create an application for one operating system and use the same code to port it to another operating system. Being able to write a program in one environment and cross-compile it to run on Windows or Linux or Macintosh ... is really a blessing."
-- Computer World
"Real Studio is better than ever not just for programming professionals, MIS personnel and others who make their living in code, but also for hobbyists and beginners who want to get started making their own software."
-- Mac Central
"When you commit to Real Studio, you become part of an enormous base of smart, dedicated, and friendly users who provide a variety of great resources, from books to message boards."
"Real Studio is a really nice tool to develop applications using the BASIC programming language. This product is very, very easy to use. Applications can be easily ported from or to the Mac. All you need do is compile your project on a Mac or Windows system."