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PureBasic
PureBasic
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PureBasic free download for Mac

PureBasic

Version 6.03

Programming source code compiler.

3.9
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$79.00
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PureBasic overview

Purebasic is a basic compiler available for Windows, Linux, Amiga, and now also for macOS. It is easy to create portable source code for all platforms. Purebasic creates native executables with high-speed execution and low resource consumption. Once bought you have a lifetime update guarantee.

Features
  • Huge set of internal commands (1600+) to quickly and easily build applications or games
  • Windows (x86 - x64), Linux (x86 - x64), OS X (x64, M1) and Raspberry (arm32, arm64) support
  • BASIC programming language based keywords
  • Very fast BASIC compiler which creates highly optimized executables
  • No external DLLs, runtime interpreter or anything else required when creating executables
  • Procedure and structure support for advanced programming
  • Full unicode support
  • Built-in containers like array, list and map
  • Strong types, strong syntax to avoid programming mistakes
  • Namespace support for easy code reuse
  • Access to full OS API for advanced programmers
  • Easy but very fast 2D game support through dedicated libraries (DirectX, OpenGL)
  • Easy and high quality 3D support based on OGRE
  • Optimal use of the available hardware by using highly optimized (assembly) commands
  • Source code is portable between Windows, MacOS X, Linux and Raspberry
  • Dedicated editor and development environment
  • Powerful integrated debugger and profiler to easily trace and analyze code

What’s new in version 6.03

Updated on Dec 13 2023

  • Added: #PB_String_NoCaseAscii for CompareMemoryString() for faster string comparison when only ascii characters are involved.
  • Added: #PB_Compiler_DPIAware compiler constant.
  • Updated Scintilla to 5.3.5 for all platforms
  • Optimized: Smaller and more readable C generated file.
  • Changed: IDE on Linux is now using GTK3 as default (GTK2 IDE is named purebasic_gtk2)
  • Fixed: A lot of compiler and libraries bugs (fixed bug list)

Information

License

Demo

Size

44.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.purebasic.com

Downloads

5281

App requirements

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Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Feb 4 2019
5.22 LTS
4.5
Feb 4 2019
4.5
Version: 5.22 LTS
@macupdate: 5.70 LTS out a month ago. (2 January 2019) https://www.purebasic.com/news85.php Highlight features are: Much improved Http functions and it finally has native MySQL support (rather than having to use ODBC).
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Sep 2 2016
5.22 LTS
4.5
Sep 2 2016
4.5
Version: 5.22 LTS
@MacUpdate admins, Purebasic 5.50 has been available since July 2016 (http://www.purebasic.com/news76.php)

Also, the web version, SpiderBasic, is now at 1.40 (https://www.spiderbasic.com) - I notice there is no entry for it at macUpdate

Having had a chance to play with PB a bit now, I can say that it is a lot more powerful than might be expected. It's chock-full of functionality and yet still generates small and fast executables across three platforms. It's more like C with a Basic syntax than old school Basics. Pointers, structures, modules, events, etc etc make this a useful addition to your dev toolbox.

Although some of the functionality can be a little clunky, such as the JSON commands, the decent Help and helpful online community makes getting solutions to probems quite easy to achieve.

My one tip would be to avoid the built in form editor and use the new XML-based dialog library which is far more flexible.

As mentioned, there is a web version available, SpiderBasic (sold seperately) which I have used to build new user interfaces to our business APIs -works a charm.
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Oct 19 2015
5.22 LTS
4.5
Oct 19 2015
4.5
Version: 5.22 LTS
@MacUpdate admins - v5.40 LTS was released a couple of days ago. The MU version number (5.22) is very out of date now. I'm really enjoying getting to know PB more and more. It is incredibly feature rich and far, far from the BASICs of the 1980s whilst retaining familiar syntax.
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Feb 27 2015
5.22 LTS
4.5
Feb 27 2015
4.5
Version: 5.22 LTS
Note for MacUpdate admins: PureBasic is currently at version 5.31 with an LTS version at 5.24 (from October 2014).
PoseMotion
PoseMotion
May 8 2014
5.22 LTS
5.0
May 8 2014
5.0
Version: 5.22 LTS
I've been using PureBasic since 2001. I don't understand these bad reviews on here. The developer has done a great job at making this one of the best cross platform programming languages ever. I've used it on Windows, Linux and OS X. If you're like me and don't like the bulky Xcode app and want to create small and fast apps, look no further then PureBasic.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Mar 17 2013
4.20
0.0
Mar 17 2013
0.0
Version: 4.20
This now version 5.10 on 3 of the 4 available Operating Systems (Amiga is still v4). Why hasn't it been updated here in MAcUpdate?
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Jan 3 2013
4.20
0.0
Jan 3 2013
0.0
Version: 4.20
Haven't had time to try it yet but am DLing v5.0 which shows that development is ongoing. So this site is not up to date. Sometimes criticism can be harsh based on little data and largely on a dislike of the visual appearance of the software. Keep in mind this is the only software I know that can create on 4 separate OS platforms for the one relatively low lifetime price of 79 Euros. It would be much more useful if the criticism addressed the functional and usability aspects of the software and left the beauty contests for the Miss Universe pageants. There are several applications I use regularly, despite their interfaces because they do what they do very well and better than anything else to hand.
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
Jun 21 2008
4.20
1.0
Jun 21 2008
1.0
Version: 4.20
Unless you are very desperate or like to throw your money away, find another program. The comments below are still valid today! Its June 2008 and the developer's release a PowerPC program. The GUI looks like a direct port from windows, ugly and awkward. Pathetic
Older-Empi
Older-Empi
Oct 13 2007
3.94
0.0
Oct 13 2007
0.0
Version: 3.94
I can't recommend this software. When I bought a license back in 2005 I expected this company to actively support their software. During the last 2 years they released a version 4.00, 4.01 and 4.02 for Windows and a version 4.00 and 4.01 for Linux and some buggy alfas for MacOS X. They still don't have a version 4.00 for MacOS X. Maybe it's true they are very busy solving bugs and problems, but for $99 one should expect something different. Please do yourself a favor and look for something different.
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Sep 20 2018
5.0
Sep 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Sep 2 2016
4.5
Sep 2 2016
4.5
Version: null
PoseMotion
PoseMotion
May 8 2014
5.0
May 8 2014
5.0
Version: null
Frigginjoe
Frigginjoe
Dec 2 2010
4.0
Dec 2 2010
4.0
Version: null
Shotgunweddings
Shotgunweddings
Jun 21 2008
1.0
Jun 21 2008
1.0
Version: null
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