FutureBasic 5 builds Mac OS X Carbon 32-bit and Cocoa 64-bit applications. The FutureBasic 5 IDE consists of a syntax-aware editor, and a translator (FBtoC) that converts FB code into C/Objective-C code. The translation is then compiled with the clang system compilers.
Beginners can use a simplified run-time to write programs while not having to worry about things such as a graphical user interface (GUI) or printing. Experts can build standard Mac applications using both FB source, C and Objective-C