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REAL Software Now Shipping REALbasic 2008 Release 1

REAL Software Now Shipping REALbasic 2008 Release 1

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

AUSTIN, Texas, USA (February 11, 2008) — REAL Software, maker of
REALbasic, a cross-platform development environment for Windows, Mac and
Linux developers, has begun shipping REALbasic 2008 Release 1. 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.”

Introspection provides the ability to determine the type and
characteristics of an object at runtime. Properties and methods can be
accessed in a generic way without having to know the specific type of that
object before the code is compiled. This capability allows for more
advanced dynamic programming techniques to be used in REALbasic

“Introspection is a powerful addition to the REALbasic language,” commented
Charles Yeomans, a contractor working for Dakim. “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. Variants can now contain array values, and there is
programmer control over interface method implementation linkage.

The complete list of the improvements in REALbasic 2008 Release 1 can be
found in the release notes in the product download 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 (formerly 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 and REAL SQL Server, for developers 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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