Real Studio for Mac

Real Studio for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 141 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2012.2.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,074
  • Date Added:
    January 23, 2013
  • File Size:
    175.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    53
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

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1 stars

"Bloated Bug Filled Software that Compiles the Same"

December 25, 2011  |  By RottenTomatoes

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.4.0.0

Pros

None - 98% of my time was for fixing bugs and trying to create workaround for things that did not work due to faults in this product. Faults which I have documented by looking them up on google asopposed to any bad coding on my part.

Cons

In my opinion this product is nothing more than a ponzi scheme. They continually try to lure in new customers and upgraders by:

(a) constantly adding so called new features that often do not work and which add many new bugs of their own.

(b) bug fixes that often have nothing to do with what you are working on and any case fixes which you are forced to pay for by subscription.

(c) making promises about how this and that will be fixed in a future release, but it never is.

Fix the fundamentals and give cusomters what they already paid for!

Summary

Something is not quite right with a lot of the posters here:

1. The poster Monkeybread makes a well known plugin for this product and financially benefits from its sale.

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

2. The poster Markus Winter directly benefits from its sale also.

If you look at his site (screen shot - I have backups should it be removed):

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3194/winterau.jpg

You will see that it includes a Realbasic logo and text indicating that he is part of this company's affiliate program. He even begs you to buy it with the following text:

"If after trying REALbasic you decided to buy it then you can support this site and the software I develop by clicking the image left - it will take you to the REALsoftware store, and as a referrer I get a small percentage. "

And strangely if you've made a realbasic post in a forum that he does not like you will find your ip address listed on http://www.stopforumspam.com as a spam ip so when you try to access his site you will see a blocked ip message into which you have to enter a captcha to see it (unless of course you ar enot using a proxy).

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6326/blockbd.jpg

3. So thats at least two posters here who have financial ties to the company making posts here to financially benfit. Apparently some people have not heard of the concept of "conflict of interest".

4. Don't let the bug fix claims fool you into buying it.. In most cases I found the bug fixes have nothing to do with what I am working on, while the company does not bother to fix major issues.

Look at this post from 2001 which complains about a well known bug in the bug filled editfield class of this product:

"EditField inconsistent word wrap
Date: 26.09.01 07:30 (Tue, 25 Sep 2001 23:30:11 -0700)
From: Chris K
I have an EditField with border, multi-line, and scrollbar enabled that
isn't wrapping properly in OS X (it's fine in 9 and it was fine last I
checked on Windows). This problem is in 3.5.1 GM.

The words wrap properly in the IDE when the project is not running, but
if I run the project from the IDE or from a compiled app, the field
sometimes tries to fit an extra word on a line and then cuts of the last
half or so of the last character (I say 'sometimes' because the actual
combination of letters and words makes a difference on whether the wrap
happens properly or not). The problem is exasperated with border turned
off. Interestingly enough, I've seen the problem occur in the 'Edit
Values' dialog of the IDE itself.

After a bit of research I thought about using Doug's WASTEField, but I'm
doing a cross-platform app and I'd rather not add a bunch of platform
checking code to use the native EditField on Windows (and being the
native EditField works fine 9, I'd probably like to use it there as
well). Any thoughts?"

The company president acknowledges it in a followup post:

"Re: EditField inconsistent word wrap
Date: 26.09.01 15:00 (Wed, 26 Sep 2001 07:00:50 -0700)
From: Joseph J. Strout
At 11:30 PM -0700 9/25/01, Chris K wrote:

>I have an EditField with border, multi-line, and scrollbar enabled
>that isn't wrapping properly in OS X (it's fine in 9 and it was fine
>last I checked on Windows). This problem is in 3.5.1 GM.

Yes, we know about this. It's something we hope to fix soon -- I
suggest you join the DR list, keep your eye on those EditFields in
the upcoming alphas.

Cheers,
- Joe "

So now try entering text in a editfield in a version of RB 2007, 6 years later - same problem unfixed. This bug alone is amajor problem because any editfield will display text entirely wrong . For example; a multiline editfield might wrap this particular text like this:

"alter,alterum,ego,ethical self,gentleman,he,herself,himself,hombre,inner
man,inner self"

These lines should consist of two nearly full lines, with the remainder of letters on a 3rd line - the top line should not be cut off. So how would you feel if your current text editor decided to suddenly started wrapping text in unpredictable ways - you would stop using it, yet this company expects its users to build and sell software to customers with faulty interfaces THAT DO NOT BEHAVE like native software.

Just do a google search for realbasic editfield replacements and who will find an endless stream of posts about the defective editfield and how people turned to building their own classes plugins in an attempt to fix it.

5. Their company web site, along with other online resources, has included variations on this phrase:

"Real Software is privately held, privately financed and consistently profitable."

Consistent does not mean all the time, and that would seem to be backed up by posts on their own forum that for financial reasons their main programmer, Aaron Ballman, was let go previously. Yet if we to believe the company sales propaganda that always quotes a large number of users, such as 150,000, we are to believe they are doing great. How many of those 150,000 +/- people are people who upgrade regularly, people who stopped upgrading years ago, got free copies of the product, and so on. Something don't add up here - if you got 150,000 regular upgraders how do you not always make a profit. Lets see, taking the lowest product price of $99 X 150K users equals $14,850,000, although upgrades and subscriptions are actually more - something is fishy here.

Updated on Dec 25, 2011

Note: The cnet forum did not properly format the example text given for an editfield. When viewed in a editfield the following text would be placed on 3 lines. The firt one would would be cut off at the word "ethical", the second at "inner" - thus producing a overly short 1st line. Type in different text and the editfield chops the text improperly again - what you are NOT getting is proper text wrapping utilizing the full width of the editfield. So has this been fixed yet - wow, I still people selling editfield replacements.

"alter,alterum,ego,ethical
self,gentleman,he,herself,himself,hombre,inner
man,inner self"

I am still waiting for fixes for Classic Mac and operating systems 10.4 and before - of wait, the company dropped those Macintosh operating systems - yet they promised to fix this stuff. I'd get a better deal from a used car salesperson - at least I can sell the car for scrap when it does not work.

Updated on Dec 26, 2011

I frankly wonder at the total disconnect some of the posters who post overglowing positive feedback about this product here, yet post negative comments about the product on other web sites. Its as they don't realize people can look elsewhere. Take a look at the example below from the RB NUG hwereas Mr. Winter is critical of the product, which is strange since I thought it was outstanding. What is more strange is that if you Google you can find a lot more complaints. You can also find a lot of posts asking for informaiton that clearly show certain posters are the experts they claim to be.

REALbasic Network Users Group <realbasic-nug@lists.realsoftware.com>
Subject: Re: StaticText vs Label
From: Markus Winter
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:26:41 +0200

"> I was not very impressed when I noticed the change;

They could just have made LABEL a subclass of STATICTEXT

They could have better spend the time fixing a bug.

Unnecessary and customer-unfriendly."

Updated on Dec 26, 2011

And look at this post - certainly does not sound like the ratings he has given here. Something is wrong here!

REALbasic Network Users Group
Subject: Re: StaticText vs Label
From: Markus Winter
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:35:11 +0200

"No, StaticText does not work properly, neither in 2007R3 nor in 2010R4.

Nor does MoviePlayer, RTF, Drawer, etc

I might have gotten away with the bugs when my app was free (and mostly used
by Mac users) - now that I want to commercialize it (especially to Win
users) and want people to actually pay for it a higher level of quality is
expected and the bugs are really hampering what I can do.

I'm railing because instead of fixing the longstanding bugs RS wastes its
time on a pointless name change which just creates even more problems."

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4 stars

"Mac Win &#38; Linux desktop &#38; web app development made easy"

April 30, 2011  |  By Sh3ppard

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.1.0

Pros

Rapid software development for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems for both desktop applications and CGI web applications while only using one programming language!
Excellent support on free web forum & mailing list by staff & developers.

Cons

Too many bugs which slow down development.
No guarantee of bugs you need fixed will get fixed.
Poor documentation.
Can't file bug reports if your subscription has run out.
When subscription runs out, you may get stuck with buggy versions.

Summary

REAL Studio offers you a quick and easy way to develop software for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux desktop applications and CGI based web apps while only needing to learn one easy programming language -REALbasic. REALbasic the language is a well thought out object orientated modern version of the BASIC programming language. By design REALbasic shields you from having to deal with the complexity of each operating system's API toolboxes while still providing their functionality. It uses it's built in framework, dot notation and object orientation to simplify and expedite your software development, and it works!


Compatible with your needs:
REAL Software offers different versions of REAL Studio with different price points to fit your developmental needs and budget. REAL Studio also offers upgrades to your version's license in the event your development needs grow. While being subscription based REAL Software doesn't require you to be always be up to date with your subscription for you to build and distribute your projects as you desire. Once you have purchased REAL Studio you are allowed to develop and distribute as many applications as you want however you want -for sale, shareware, etc. without ever needing to renew your subscription if you don't want to. REAL Software does not collect any royalties on your sales and they do not control or own any rights to your projects. If you later decide to renew your license REAL Software allows you to do so at a discounted price less than a new purchase. You can let months and even years pass and still renew for less than a new purchase, excellent!


No software development product is perfect and unfortunately this includes REAL Studio:

I have few complaints about REAL Studio but I feel the bugs are the biggest problems. There are too many. I feel REAL Software should do more to fix them and that they need to do better testing before they release each version of REAL Studio. I also think that customers should be given extentions on their subscriptions when they have been sold very buggy versions. Nobody should get stuck with buggy versions as this severly reduces the usefulness of REAL Studio and often creates very time consuming and costly problems for the developer.


Being able to develop faster with REAL Studio (than other languages) for multiple operating systems is a real bonus and makes it worth the price.

If you're an experienced software developer or if you have an interest in learning software development REAL Studio has many advantages to offer you. The only true way to realize these benefits is for you to download and try the free 30 day demo offered by REAL Software, no credit card required!

Whatcha waiting for?

GIVE IT A TRY:
http://www.realsoftware.com/download/

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5 stars

"Excellent Cross-Platform Software Solution"

April 30, 2011  |  By jason_adams

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.1.0

Pros

- Easy to learn
- Powerful, simple language
- Single code source for Win / Mac / Linux builds
- Decent price for various levels of use
- Awesome user base forums with massive activity
- Effortless to pick up, learn, and improve

Cons

It does have bugs, like any compiler. But very rarely are they game-breaking, and RS is constantly releasing new versions (usually 4-5 times per year) to fix reported bugs.

Summary

In the end Real Studio is an excellent cross-platform solution for anyone from hobbyist to professional looking for a great way to develop software. Honestly, even if it's only for a single platform, it's such a great way to develop software that I would buy the Standard (single-platform) licence (which is definitely affordable) and use it for that platform. Compared to alternative software compilers, it's the easiest to pick up and go with, and can accomplish the vast majority of projects.

The language is a BASIC form, but don't let the name demean the product. It's truly a powerful language, fully object-oriented and event driven. There are excellent plugins out there to greatly expand the capability of the language, and if further platform-specific capabilities are needed the OS library can be accessed. This is generally for more advanced users, so beginners don't need to worry about it but experts have it if they want it.

So my recommendation? Download it and give it a shot. The 30 day trial is more than enough time to get acquainted with the IDE and language. Also, during this time, join the forums and ask questions-the user base is large, active, and helpful. See you there!

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4 stars

"Easy to use &#38; Cross platfrom"

April 30, 2011  |  By alesvs

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.1.0

Pros

- simple GUI
- cross platform compiler
- many features
- helpful community

Cons

- some annoying bugs
- some important features lacking
- still quite small community, but growing

Summary

Perfect for anyone looking for a RAD tool that compiles cross platform.

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5 stars

"Best Development Tool For Producing Cross Platform Apps"

April 26, 2011  |  By KnightliteSoftware

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.1.0

Pros

Ability to write powerful, professional, & aesthetically pleasing cross platform applications from a single source file, using a language that is easy to use & to understand. On-line forum of developers, who are always willing to help.

Cons

There has never been an application written that could not be improved, and that is why Real Software releases several updates throughout the year. They are constantly striving to improve their products.

Summary

I started in 1996 with VB 3.0., then switch later to VB 6.0. When 64 bit Windows came into use, I realized I had to make the jump to Visual Basic.Net. and would have to rewrite my apps from the ground up. Aside from the learning curve, in order to get any of my software to work, my customers would have to first download a 200 MB .Net framework file and 100 MB for the sql server. That was just ridicules. At the same time I was keeping my eye on the growth of Mac OSX, and many customers were asking for my software on that platform. I had to do something quick or go out of business.

Real Studio saved the day. I could write cross platform applications that would work on both 64 bit Windows machines and on the Mac, without having to write two sets of code. The code will also work on Linux. I could take my programing skills learned from Visual Basic and immediately apply them to Real Studio. In only two short months my customers were beta testing my new apps written with Real Studio.

The software is extremely intuitive. Everything is right in front of you. The Controls pane is on the left hand side of the screen. Properties are easily accessible from the Properties pane on the right hand side of the screen. The Window editing area sits right in the middle. If you need a button, drag it from the Controls pane on to the Window editing area. Double-click on the button and add your code. The Code windows and Window Editing areas are conveniently accessible from tabs on the Tabs bar. You can easily toggle back and forth from your window right to your code.

The projects compile to a nice neat folder. There are no dll horrors or installing controls to the Windows System folder. There were no .Net headaches or huge files for the customer to download. On the Mac there was no need to learn Objective C, or XCode. Everything was done with Real Software.

I cannot stress enough that providing a great developing tool is one thing, but offering a way for developers to quickly get help is extremely important to me. The Real Software user forums are terrific. You can post a question on the forum and you get an answer back in literally minutes, not hours, and not days. It is a friendly community of developers who are kind enough to share their expertise with those who are just starting out. The forum also provides a rich reference library that is fully searchable.

Now with the ability to write Web Applications using the same easy-to-learn source code, Real Software offers a whole new opportunity for developers who can take their source code written for Windows, the Mac, and Linux and effortlessly port this code to a web application. You can write web apps that will work on the iPhone, Android, iPad and other wireless devices.

If you want an easy-to-use development tool for quickly creating stable cross platform applications for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and the Web, Real Software is the application you need. I really enjoy using this product and look forward to more enhancements in the future.

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3 stars

"Well working always improving cross OS development tool"

April 23, 2011  |  By Octopus_10x8

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.1.0

Pros

Covering Mac, Linux and Windows and being a very mature RAD tool it creates really working applications in one single piece of executable. One could test its abilities before buying a version best matching own needs.

Cons

To finally cover several OSs there is a need to buy at least a mid-priced professional version. The few books on RB do not reflect all changes of the living RB language. Its abilities seem to grow faster than the eliminating of its few bugs proceeds.

Summary

Real Studio (REALbasic) supplies its users with the ability to create three OS covering applications from smaller up to higher complexity without the need to dive too deeply into the special features of the different operating systems. It avoids the need of bundling a lot of libraries beside of the final application, what other multi OS tools mostly do. The existing RB documentation already is helping a lot, but some more recent books on Real Studio (REALbasic) would help even more to detect all of its abilities and to make use of it.

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5 stars

"Best RAD tool for MAC OSX that I have found"

April 23, 2011  |  By Dave_Sisemore

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.1.0

Pros

Very powerful language tools, ability to create stable native applications, easy to learn, but not "basic", much much more than that. Great Object Oriented Programming (OOP) implementation (far easier than VB.NET, and just as powerful)

Cons

Documenation is complete, but with current version difficult to search due to their decision to switch from a searchable PDF to a wiki type format.

Summary

I have been using Realstudio since 2005, after switching from Windows to the Mac, and overall the experience has been quite positive. Their online forum is a fantastic source of help and information. And I would reccomend this product to anyone who is looking for a Rapid Application Development (RAD) too.

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5 stars

"Build Web apps, Mac OS X apps, Windows apps with ease!"

April 19, 2011  |  By polarbear2011

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.0.0

Pros

True cross platform application development, Rapid Application Development environment, minimum time to market including application templating, design, develop, and deploy Web Applications using Real Studio. Very easy to learn.

Cons

With the pricing being reasonable according to the deployment option(s) you need, and with the Australian Dollar being so strong I can't even complain about the cost! So, no Cons here, just value for money.

Summary

A mature and rich feature development environment combined with excellent technical support from Real Software and the amazing community at large of developers, means that Real Studio has come of age - and at just the right time. Saving time and money by designing, developing, and deploying to Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Web Apps means smart business sense. Offering a 30-Day trial means you actually have time to evaluate the product. I can't wait to see what's around the corner for Real Studio?!

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1 stars

"To many bugs!"

April 19, 2011  |  By NoAscii

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.0.0

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

To many bugs and limited controls like HTML Viewer, TextArea, Drawer Windows, Composite Windows .. ..

Summary

Coding for Mac .... Use Xcode

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4 stars

"Great cross-platform OOP &#38; RAD environment."

April 19, 2011  |  By RicounetDlr

 |  Version: Real Studio 2011.1.0.0

Pros

Web applications and desktop app sharing almost the same code. Easy to use, fast learning curve and yet very powerful language. Proprietary bug report system called 'Feedback'. Real X-platform.

Cons

Even if the documentation is now in the form of a wiki, there still is a lot of room for improvements.

Summary

Try it !!! Web applications can share the same code as your desktop app if you dissociated your core functionality from the user interface. In this case you just need to write ( not rewrite ! ) the web interface and reuse your core framework as is.

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What's new in version 2012.2.1.0
  • Debugger Stub: Now checks to make sure the destination folder Exists and isWritable before trying to write to it.
  • Debugger Stub: Spaces in the app path are now escaped when launching console apps on Linux.
  • Desktop: Toolbar items (ToolItem) can be usefully subclassed now.
  • Framework: SSLSocket events no longer fire on a non-main thread (unless Poll is called from that thread).
  • IDE: An issue where changes to web projects saved in vcp format were not being saved has been corrected.
  • IDE: default.lproj localization files are no longer generated.
  • IDE: Notes in properties no longer get leading or trailing blank lines stripped when saved in VCP format.
  • IDE: Profiler times are now properly reported in seconds (not milliseconds).
  • MacCocoa: KeyDown events no longer forces the key to be ASCII and instead passes it through in its full Unicode glory.
  • Remote Debugger Stub: Now identifies itself as "Remote Debugger Stub" instead of "Real Studio" to Windows.
  • Remote Debugger Stub: Transfer speed to Windows has been greatly improved.
  • Web: Fixed a bug where an empty string sent to the browser could cause a JSON error.
  • Web: Framework: Data no longer leaks between sessions.
  • Web: Framework: Fixed a bug that caused extra data to be sent to browsers, causing JavaScript errors.
  • Web: WebPage.Title now correctly renders dynamic constants assigned in the IDE.
  • WebCanvas: Fixed a bug on international systems that caused RoundRect corners to be drawn inverted.
  • WebCanvas: Fixed a case where the Invalidate method could become unresponsive if no changes were made between Paint events.
General
Publisher Real Software
Publisher web site http://www.realsoftware.com
Release Date January 23, 2013
Date Added January 23, 2013
Version 2012.2.1.0
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 175.79MB
File Name RealStudio2012r21.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,074
Downloads Last Week 53
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations A free 30 day trial with full feature capability. The single limitation of a trial is a 5 minute run time for compiled applications.
Price $99

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