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REALbasic 2008 Release 1 with Introspection Support

REAL Software Announces REALbasic 2008 Release 1; Now Supports Introspection

Development language now supports Introspection; Delivering on the most
requested enhancement from users

AUSTIN, Texas, USA (January 15, 2008) — REAL Software, maker of REALbasic,
a cross-platform development environment for Windows, Mac and Linux
developers, will announce REALbasic 2008 Release 1 at the Macworld Expo in
San Francisco. The latest version will include introspection which has been
the most highly requested feature from the user community in recent years.

“Adding introspection to our object-oriented language provides developers
with a powerful tool,” stated Geoff Perlman, President and CEO of REAL
Software. “With this new capability our users will be more productive and
their applications will be more dynamic and adaptable.”

In computer programming, introspection refers to the ability to examine
something (an object) to determine what it is, what it knows, and what it
is capable of doing. Introspection gives programmers a great deal of
flexibility and control. This technology enables the development of
powerful dynamic programming features like serialization of object storing,
remote method invocation for data sharing and data binding for consistency
when data values change.

“Long requested by developers, introspection is a powerful addition to the
REALbasic language,” commented Charles Yeomans, a software developer and
REALbasic user. “I write a lot of database-related code, and introspection
is going to make my job easier.”

The release will also contain 39 minor improvements and two additional
language features.

REALbasic 2008 Release 1 will be available for download in February at

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment suited to
creating a wide range of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class
applications. REALbasic Personal (was Standard) Edition for Windows or Mac
is priced at $100. REALbasic for Linux Personal Edition is offered for
free. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform
deployment, is $500. All versions of REALbasic are available now and can be
downloaded directly from REAL Software at

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, 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
to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in
Austin, Texas. For more information visit or call

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