updated 11:15 am EDT, Wed October 25, 2006
KBasic Software today released Objective-Basic 1.0, a new development tool for Cocoa that combines BASIC with Cocoa. The application serves as an integrated development environment (IDE) with support for modern BASIC syntax, an interface designer, and the ability to extend native Objective-C classes using inheritance. Users can access Objective-C with C and Carbon or Cocoa to create small and fast native executables without runtime dependencies as Universal Binaries. The software comes with complete documentation, and offers truly Objective-C object orientation as well as backward support for Objective-C and C. Objective-Basic 1.0 Personal edition is available for free, while the Professional version ships for $35. Both versions require Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later.