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REAL Software Introduces REALbasic 2005

REAL Software Introduces REALbasic 2005,
Cross-Platform That Really Works, at DEMOat15!

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, DEMOat15! (February 15, 2005) — Today REAL Software,
Inc. announced the introduction of REALbasic 2005 — the fastest, easiest
way to create cross-platform software that really works. REALbasic 2005
creates self-contained executables that run natively on Windows, Macintosh
and Linux, all from a single set of source code. In addition, REALbasic is a
modern, object-oriented rapid application development (RAD) environment that
provides developers a marked increase in productivity over other
cross-platform development tools.

“REALbasic not only provides developers the freedom to develop for the
platforms they care about; developers switching to REALbasic are realizing
tremendous gains in productivity as well,” said Geoff Perlman, president and
CEO of REAL Software. “Our customers often report they complete their
development projects up to five times faster with REALbasic than with other

“We took 2-1/2 man-years to develop the last version of our 4-Sight FAX
product. With REALbasic, we rewrote the project in less than six
man-months,” said Tim Haratine, president of Soft Solutions, Inc.

Migrate Existing Visual Basic Applications
REALbasic 2005 is highly compatible with Visual Basic and Visual Basic
developers are instantly productive in REALbasic 2005. In addition,
REALbasic 2005 includes a conversion utility to help migrate existing Visual
Basic projects to REALbasic where they can be compiled for Windows,
Macintosh and even Linux, with the click of a checkbox.

“We were astounded at how fast and easy it was to port our product from
Visual Basic with REALbasic,” said Greg Mitchell, principal at CompuTest
LLC, makers of testing software for law schools. “We expected the conversion
to take 30 days with a limited feature set. Instead, we completed the
project in just 12 days, with full functionality. REALbasic put us vastly
ahead of schedule and under budget.”

Cross-Platform That Really Works
REALbasic 2005 runs on and creates software for Windows 98, NT, 2000 and XP,
Mac OS X and Mac Classic, and Linux. In addition, REALbasic creates
self-contained executables that do not require DLLs, external frameworks or
virtual machines. This greatly minimizes installation and deployment
problems commonly associated with other cross-platform development tools.

“There is a strong business case for using REALbasic 2005 to reduce software
development and deployment costs,” said Mike Kahn, managing director of The
Clipper Group in Wellesley, Massachusetts. “REALbasic is a real alternative
for enterprise developers.”

Pricing and Availability
REALbasic 2005 Professional Edition is offered at a special introductory
price of $399.95; list price is $499.95. REALbasic 2005 Standard Edition
starts at $99.95. REALbasic 2005 will ship within 90 days. For more
information, visit (

About REAL Software
REAL Software provides REALbasic 2005, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for
people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows,
Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and
includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform.
REALbasic supports a community of over fifty thousand developers worldwide.
REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For
more information visit ( or call 512.328.7325.

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