June 30th, 2013 From: Jim Bailey, Manager PowerBASIC, Inc. To: Julien Tosoni, PowerBASIC Gazette #119 Subject: You asked, PB listenedDear Julien,
Our gazette #117 generated a lot of response in our forums. As a result, our response is to release a special version of PowerBASIC as a starter edition for $29.00USD. We now have PowerBASIC Starter for Windows, and PowerBASIC Starter Console Compiler as new versions. The Windows version will be compatible with Classic PBForms 1.5, should you need a graphical GUI designer.
We at PowerBASIC hope this will help our younger generation(s) appreciate programming and learn the easiest language on the market. As another reminder from our gazette last week:
We have created an "In Remembrance" tee shirt for our friend Bob Zale. We have many quotes from you, our clients, on the front and a surprise on the back. The shirt will be $29.00 USD, however if you purchase one of our compilers, it will be $10.00 USD. The promotion will be entered during processing. We all loved Bob for not only his talents, but also his human compassion. Vivian and I would like to thank all who have given kind words recognizing Bob for the person that he was. The shirts are limited in availability and come in Medium to XXX.
In addition, PowerBASIC is pleased to announce a limited time PowerGrade Sale where all PowerBASIC upgrades are marked up to 30% off! At the bottom of this gazette, our original prices are listed, so goto: https://shop.powerbasic.com/ to see our sales prices.
PowerGrade will even work on "learn" promo. Which is still on strong! The "learn" promo Is meant to get a "buy one get one free" for our clients, with every purchase of any of our Classic product line, you will get not one, but 2 licenses! That's two for the price of one! All you need to do is enter the word "learn" in the promotion box at the bottom of your personal information entry screen during the order process, and you will be shipped or electronically delivered 2 licenses for your classic PowerBASIC products.
The promotional products include Classic PowerBASIC Console Compiler for Windows 5, Classic PowerBASIC for Windows 9, and Classic PowerBASIC Forms 1.5.
If you have any questions, or have a multiple license discount inquiry beyond 2, please email email@example.com for your special discount.
Please note: the "learn" promotional code only applies to our Classic product line as a 2 for 1 license agreement. It will be your responsibility to register your second license to the coder who is using the license to assure proper PowerSupport.
In addition, I would like to re-visit some beginner programmer topics to help you get started teaching another PowerCODER:
All of our current compilers have been extensively tested from version Win 98 to Win 8 64bit.
As a last bit of information, our shipping rate increases will not take effect until the end on the month of April. So take advantage of our rates before they are increased.
Be sure to visit us soon on the web! Lots of options to help you find the exact programming information you need! The PowerBASIC Forums now sport over 500,000 contributions from good programmers just like you. They ask questions, they get answers, so can you. Just click...
We'd love to hear your questions... your answers... maybe even see a little of your latest code. So would others, and they'll respond!
Lots more to follow on the web site... and the next Gazette! Again: enter the word "learn" in the promotions box at the bottom of your personal information during the order process to get your special discount!
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 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 ANSI, you can't have Unicode without exhaustive conversions. Not so good.
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 $LINK. PowerBASIC just discards those which aren't necessary. SLL's can contain Subs, Functions, and Object Classes. How easy can it get?
Automatic Dead Code Removal
Fight the war on BloatWare. Now, you can include big libraries of useful code -- PowerBASIC cleans it up for you. Any Sub/Function not used is automatically ignored when compiled. In fact, even Classes are pared down by similar Method and Property removal.
Order Now? GOTO https://shop.powerbasic.com/
There's more. Lots, lots more. A completely new IDE based on Tabs, with syntax display as you type! Transparent Unicode. Print Preview. Thread Objects. A built in Resource Compiler. A StringBuilder Class. PowerArray class encapsulates SafeArray structures. A DEC$ 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 complete 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 -- Then [click] 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.
Jim Bailey, Manager
PowerBASIC Inc. 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 - Back ordered $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 - Back ordered $49.00 PowerTee "In Remembrance" limited availability $29.00 Classic Console Compiler 5.0 - Full Product $89.00 Classic Console Compiler 5.0 - Upgrade from ver 4 $49.00 Classic PB for Windows 9.0 (GUI) - Full Product $99.00 Classic PB for Windows 9.0 - Upgrade from ver 8 $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 Shipping/Handling: Any Software Software & 1 book Each Addl Book Email/Download $6 N/A N/A UPS Ground/Mail US $10 $10 $ 8 Express 2-day US $18 $18 $14 Express 1-day US $28 $35 $30 Air Mail Canada/Mex $10 $18 $18 Express Canada/Mex $30 $40 $34 Air Mail Intl $14 $28 $28 Express Intl $36 $46 $40
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