From: Bob Zale, President
PowerBASIC Gazette #101
Subject: PowerBASIC Free Updates Today!
We're very pleased to announce PowerBASIC Console Compiler 6.03, and PowerBASIC 10.03 For Windows! These are two important service updates to our flagship products for the Win32 and Win64 platform. They offer important enhancements to performance and reliability for PB/CC 6.0 and PB/WIN 10.0. Effective today, these versions will be supplied for new purchases of these products. We recommend that registered owners of the base versions install this free PowerPack as soon as possible.
What is a PowerPack?
A simple update package you can download immediately. No waiting. No fuss. In just minutes, you'll be up and running the latest PowerBASIC! Of course, it requires a valid serial number, as well as a current installation of PB/CC 6 or PB/WIN 10. Our PowerPack is not a complete installation package, but one which just updates your existing compilers. This concept allows an immediate download, with no delays for manual verification.
You know, members of the PowerBASIC FORUMS already saw a preview of this update, and they love it! You can join the forums, too, and be among the first to know next time! So, why wait longer... Grab your serial number and GOTO: http://www.powerbasic.com Click FORUMS, then choose PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS and download today!
So, will this update cost you big bucks? With most software, I imagine it would cost plenty. But not today...
This PowerBASIC Update is absolutely free!
While you're there? Check out our new forum software. It's great. Now with almost 400,000 contributions from good PowerBASIC programmers just like you! Every PB question now has a great answer!
Would you prefer a complete installation CD? That's available, too! For just $15 ($4 s&h), we'll send you a complete PowerBackUp CD for any PowerBASIC product. Software downloads are fast, efficient, and fill your needs today. But nothing beats a CD for secure storage.
The POWER Changes Everything
Just in case you're one of the few... who hasn't yet upgraded to the latest compilers -- Stay with me for a minute?
Now is the time to move. Full product purchases are just $199 and $169. Pretty refreshing compared to some of the $2,000-$5,000 prices from the competition! If you qualify for an upgrade, you can still take advantage of special pricing. Upgrade PB/WIN 9 to PowerBASIC 10.0 for just $99 -- upgrade PB/CC 5 to PB/CC 6.0 for just $89! There is no reason to wait... today is the day to upgrade.
Of course, PB/CC is our Console Compiler -- creates programs with a text mode user interface. Easy to use. Easy to port from DOS. It's the perfect solution for CGI Internet applications. Any time you want pure performance and nothing more! PowerBASIC 10 for Windows gives you the "look and feel" of a graphical user interface (GUI), the essence of Windows. Frankly, they've both taken a big leap forward.
You know, a good compiler offers you ASCII or ANSI strings. This has been the standard for many years. A better compiler lets you choose between ANSI and UNICODE in each program. But only one of them per program. If you want Unicode, you can't keep binary bytes in a string. It simply won't work. If you want ASCII or ANSI, you can't have Unicode without exhaustive conversions. Not so good, either.
A great compiler, like PowerBASIC, supports all of them in the same program. And it's totally transparent. With PowerBASIC 10.0 for Windows (or PowerBASIC Console Compiler 6.0), you can have it all. One variable with ANSI. Another with UNICODE. Mix and match any way you choose with PowerStrings. All the messy details, and even the needed translations, are handled automatically by the compiler.
You can finally display a Euro symbol. Unicode text in a GUI or a Console. Read and write a Unicode file. Even print Unicode text on a Windows printer!
Static Link Libraries
Compile all your general purpose code into static units. Then, when it's needed, just $LINK it into your EXE or DLL and you're on your way. It's pre-compiled, so it's perfect for team programming. What will it do for third-party tools? Plenty. PerfectSync has already released SQL Tools 3. It links right into your EXE, so there's no need to drag a DLL around. Just $LINK and go. Lots more tools are sure to follow. And, if that's not enough, you'll get a librarian, too. Combine any number of units to a single library, and just use one single $LINK. PowerBASIC just discards those which aren't necessary. SLL's can contain Subs, Functions, and Object Classes. How easy can it get?
Automatic Dead Code Removal
Fight the war on BloatWare. Now, you can include big libraries of useful code -- PowerBASIC cleans it up for you. Any Sub/Function not used is automatically ignored when compiled. In fact, even Classes are pared down by similar Method and Property removal.
Order Now? GOTO https://shop.powerbasic.com/
The PowerTime Object is pretty special. It's a complete Date & Time package for your applications. You can save and restore Date/Times. Perform Date/Time arithmetic. Print formatted displays of Date/Time. Calculate leap years, day-of-the-week, days-in-the-month and more.
What an opportunity to organize your program data. It's a lot like an array, but with no bounds to constrain. Add items, remove them, search for them by a "key" string, and more. Use them for random access to the data, a linked list, a stack, a even a queue.
Ready now? GOTO www.powerbasic.com -- BUY NOW!
There's more. Lots, lots more. A completely new IDE based on Tabs, with syntax display as you type! Transparent Unicode. Print Preview. Thread Objects. A built in Resource Compiler. A StringBuilder Class. PowerArray class encapsulates SafeArray structures. A DEC$ function formats decimal numbers. Graphic Windows with scroll bars and scroll keys, user drag to resize, clip areas, and wrap by whole word. ENUM blocks, PREFIX blocks, ASMDATA blocks. THREADSAFE option for functions and methods. TEXT windows, Text Split, and the new FASTPROC procedures. There's more, but it's easy to see this is a very important upgrade.
SQL Tools version 3
You can use the power of SQL to access relational databases from Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Oracle, FoxPro, dBase, Btrieve, and 50 other popular formats. Open a database with a single line of code, and use standard SQL statements to build powerful, sophisticated, multi-user database programs! This is a total database solution.
This product has earned accolades from virtually all of its users. Version 3 is certainly no exception. With both a DLL and an SLL, you'll have the option to just $LINK units and libraries right into your EXE. No more DLL's to drag around, unless you choose it. Even better, PowerBASIC will only link the code that's necessary. Version 3 is faster and leaner, even with all the new features.
Many functions have been simplified. You can retrieve all rows in a single operation. You'll also get improved trace files, Quad integers, Unicode, plus enhanced Memo and BLOB field support. Then there's improved Microsoft Access database support, and much more! Documentation is provided in CHM, HLP, and PDF formats.
You can order right now...
PB/WIN 10.0 is priced at $199, while PB Console Compiler is $169. Upgrades from versions 9 and 5 are just $99 and $89 respectively. SQL Tools Pro is $199.95, while SQL Tools Std is $99.95. Upgrades from version 2 are $99.95 and $69.95 respectively.
Need more info?
We have a page created just for you. It's "Why should I upgrade?"
Need even more info?
The comlete documentation for both PB/CC 6 and PB/WIN 10 can be found right on the PowerBASIC Web Site! To see the 100% complete documentation:
GOTO www.powerbasic.com -- HELP DESK
You'll find everything you need to know to make an informed decision. You can order right now by replying to this email. You can call us today at (888)659-8000 or (941)473-7300, or fax us at (941)681-3100.
You can visit https://shop.powerbasic.com/ to place an e/order on our secure web site, or even mail an order to our offices. But no matter what method you choose, do it today and do it with confidence. Every product PowerBASIC ships for physical delivery is offered with a money-back guarantee for a full 30 days from the transaction date.
Bob Zale, President
PowerBASIC Price List
| PB/CC Console Compiler 6.0 - Full Product|| $169.00|
| PB/CC Console Compiler 6.0 - Upgrade from ver 5|| $89.00|
| PB/CC Console Compiler 6.0 - Upgrade from prior versions|| $119.00|
|    Add Printed Documentation|| $49.00|
| PowerBASIC for Windows 10.0 (GUI) - Full Product|| $199.00|
| PowerBASIC for Windows 10.0 - Upgrade from ver 9|| $99.00|
| PowerBASIC for Windows 10.0 - Upgrade from prior versions   || $129.00|
|    Add Printed Documentation|| $49.00|
| PowerBASIC for DOS 3.5 - Full Product|| $99.00|
| PowerBASIC for DOS 3.5 - Upgrade from prior versions|| $49.00|
|    Add Printed Documentation (2 book set)|| $29.00|
| PowerTree BTree Manager for DOS and Windows|| $99.00|
| PowerBASIC Forms Visual Designer ver 2.0|| $99.00|
| SQL Tools Standard Version 3.0:|| $ 99.95|
|    Upgrade from ver 2 (Std)|| $69.95|
| SQL Tools Professional Version 3.0:|| $199.95|
|    Upgrade from ver 2 (Pro)|| $99.95|
|    Upgrade from ver 2 (Std)|| $129.95|
| Graphics Tools Standard ver 2 for PB/CC & PB/WIN|| $69.95|
| Graphics Tools Professional ver 2 for PB/CC & PB/WIN|| $139.95|
| Graphics Tools Standard ver 2 Upgrade from ver 1|| $44.95|
| Graphics Tools Professional ver 2 Upgrade from ver 1|| $114.95|
| Graphics Tools Professional ver 2 Upgrade from ver 2 Std|| $79.95|
| Console Tools Standard:|| $49.95|
| Console Tools Professional:|| $99.95|
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