Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Starting 2011 with a UI Refresh

It has been quiet here for a while, but today QuiteBASIC gets its first major UI refresh since it was launched back in 2006!

The new UI is more compact and is designed to make it easier to work on writing programs. Under the hood are also some exciting changes that lay the foundation for new features that will roll out later this year...

There are also some bug-fixes and full support for Chrome which didn't exist in 2006!


Blogger Abraham Gray said...

I love the new UI. It allows for plentiful text display for the programs.

Did you decide to take down the clubhouse?

- Steve Reynolds

1:45 PM

Blogger Nikko said...

Thanks. Club.QuiteBASIC.com lives on, but I am also thinking about ways to bring similar functionality to the main site. Stay tuned for changes later this year.

10:18 PM

Blogger Chimpunzee said...

Thanks for the great idea and great execution. My daughter has a slight interest in programming and I want to give her a taste of it without burdening her down with lots of semantic overhead. BASIC is perfect for this.

My only complaint/request would be to indicate the next line to be executed in the code view pane on the left when single stepping through the code -- putting an arrow next to it, changing the color of the text or its background color perhaps. Watching what the "next line" number changes to after each step, then scanning down the source listing to find that line very quickly gets tiresome.

Despite that little criticism, overall I'm quite impressed.

4:26 PM

Blogger Nikko said...

Thanks Chimpunzee!

I have had that same idea and it is something I am still thinking about.

Technically it is not super easy though, because the code pane is a simple textarea.

8:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering what calculation rule does your Basic interpreter follow? I was always taught BEDMAS(Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction) in school as a rule to follow when doing math.
I left a link to an image that shows a simple calculation with your Basic program.

11:58 AM


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