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    Is their like a Visual Basic or C++ for Linux. If not I am going to try to make one in the future this would be nice if their was any idea. Also is their like a Basic for Linux. And can you use Python for Web applications or do I need to learn Perl or PHP. I am a newbie to Linux, So new I don't even have it yet but I will by the end of the week. I hope someone can answer my post.

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    There is a language called Gambas that is similar to Visual Basic:

    http://gambas.sourceforge.net/

    Note that I have never used VB or Gambas, and so can't say how similar they are. But many people are referred to Gambas, so I'd recommend you take a look.


    As far as Python, I don't actually know Python, but yes, it can be used for Web apps. There is a very popular server combination called LAMP:

    Linux (OS)
    Apache (Webserver)
    MySQL (Database)
    Perl/PHP/Python (Scripting Language)

    Also, Wikipedia mentions that Python can be used for web apps, but again, I don't know where to start you on something like that.

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    I have used both VB and Gambas and they are fairly similar. You will have to learn some new syntax but if you are familiar with VB, picking up Gambas will not be to hard.

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    I forgot to mention that there is indeed c++ for Linux. Look into GCC and more specifically g++. As for a Visual C++ equivalent...not as far as I know.

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    If you want to work with a Visual form of C++, might I suggest this:
    Borland Kylix
    http://shop.borland.com/dr/v2/ec_Mai...DE=&CACHE_ID=0
    you can download it here:
    http://www.borland.com/downloads/download_kylix.html
    If you do not care for the GUIs then gcc is the best way to go (and everything on the terminal is always quicker).

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    A few other possibilities on a C++ IDE (similar to Visual Studio) would be KDevelop:

    http://www.kdevelop.org/

    and Eclipse (made for Java, but has a C++ plugin):

    http://www.eclipse.org/
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    I would also suggest taking a look at mono, its an open source implementation of .NET and has c# and i think some VB.NET stuff too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_lord_kodd
    I would also suggest taking a look at mono, its an open source implementation of .NET and has c# and i think some VB.NET stuff too.
    i don't think the VB compilers been completed yet.

    Visual Basic

    We had plans last year to complete a free Visual Basic compiler. Today the compiler exists in beta form and Novell will no longer fund the development of this compiler.

    The folks at Mono Brazil have taken over the development and maintenance of the compiler.

    The VB compiler is based on an old mcs fork that was originally created by Rafael Texeira. To upgrade the compiler from its current form to support generics in 2.0 we believe that it might be necessary to start from a fresh copy of `gmcs' and merge the various changes that make up the VB compiler.
    http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2005/Nov-17.html#vb




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    Kylix is NOT C

    Quote Originally Posted by Petros Koutoupis
    If you want to work with a Visual form of C++, might I suggest this:
    Borland Kylix
    http://shop.borland.com/dr/v2/ec_Mai...DE=&CACHE_ID=0
    you can download it here:
    http://www.borland.com/downloads/download_kylix.html
    If you do not care for the GUIs then gcc is the best way to go (and everything on the terminal is always quicker).
    http://delphi.about.com/cs/kylix/
    Maybe Im confused, but I was under the impression that Kylix is Delphi, in other words not C++ at all, but pascal.

    If you actually make a visual basic implementation for linux, you will be the first out of many people to succeed. I said bugger it and started writing visual applications in Kdevelop using ruby. Its not VB, but it is close, and the language is cutting edge. You may want to bugger it yourself, especially now that Microsuck is probably including python in the next Visual Studio. Think about that, visual python, if its true then VB has the life expectancy of a moth. VB is neat, but it has nothing over on python or ruby. VB is just a simple language with a visual form designer. We already have that on linux, especially with python.

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    Yes, Kylix is not C++. You can get the Open Version but programs you make with the open version must be released under the GPL IIRC.

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