REAL Software (, creator of REALbasic, a
cross-platform development tool for creating software for Mac,
Windows and Linux, is now shipping REALbasic 2009 Release 2. This
release includes more than 70 improvements and 18 new features,
including COM automation support for Windows and support for MySQL.

Additionally, this release launches a new edition of REALbasic, REAL
Studio that’s geared specifically for full-time commercial software
developers. REAL Software is offering new pricing for REALbasic
Professional Edition and REAL Studio.

New licenses for REALbasic Professional Edition, required for
cross-platform compilation, will now be priced at US$299. REAL Studio
licenses will be priced at $1,495. REALbasic and REAL Studio are
available in a free 30-day trial edition.