Software Development Application supports introspection.

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Suited for Windows, Mac, and Linux developers, REALbasic 2008 Release 1 provides environment for creating wide range of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. Introspection function enables development of dynamic programming features such as serialization of object storing, remote method invocation for data sharing, and data binding for consistency when data values change.

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REAL Software Announces REALbasic 2008 Release 1; Will Support Introspection

Development language will support introspection; Delivering on the most requested enhancement from users

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15 /- 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 $200. 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 assist in migrating 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 512.328.7325.

(C)2008 REAL Software, Incorporated. REAL Software, REALbasic and the REAL Software cube logo are registered trademarks of REAL Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT: Dana Mason of REAL Software, +1-512-328-7325 ext. 712

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