Introducing the “Welcome to Xojo” Bundle!

New to Xojo and looking for guidance? We've put together a terrific bundle to welcome you! Xojo Bundle

This bundle includes six back issues of the magazine -- all of year 14 in printed book and digital formats -- plus a one-year subscription so you'll be learning all about Xojo for the next year. It's the perfect way to get started programming with Xojo. And you save as much as $35 over the non-bundle price!

This offer is only available for a limited time as supplies are limited, so hurry today and order this special bundle before the offer goes away!

Article Preview

Buy Now



Scripting for Fun and Profit

The Advantages of RBScripts

Issue: 7.1 (November/December 2008)
Author: Marc Zeedar editor-at-rbdeveloper.com
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 12,777
Starting Page Number: 25
RBD Number: 7112
Resource File(s):

Download Icon project7112.zip Updated: Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Related Link(s): None
Known Limitations: None

Excerpt of article text...

I've been using RBScript for quite a while now and I love it. It's one of those special features of REALbasic that often gets overlooked. RBScripts are useful for all sorts of things, such as making plugins, filters, or scriptable applications. While at first they may seem to have limited usefulness, the more you use RBScripts the more ways you can imagine using them.

(For those of you new to REALbasic who are unfamiliar with RBScript, check out the "What is RBScript?" sidebar before continuing.)

Lately I've created several projects where the main application is little more than a run-time engine and the core work is done via RBScripts. Why use such an architecture? The main benefit is flexibility. By not building the core into the app itself, I am free to modify the core at any time.

One example of this is a customer database I am building for my software business. Unfortunately, my previous customer data is scattered across several different databases and in several different formats (some of it goes back to an OS 9 database I can't even run under OS X any more).

...End of Excerpt. Please purchase the magazine to read the full article.

Article copyrighted by REALbasic Developer magazine. All rights reserved.




Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com