Rapid-Q is a Visual BASIC-like programming
language for the 32-bit multiplatform (Windows, Linux, and Unix). It
provides graphical user
interfaces (GUI) and CONSOLE programs. Rapid-Q compiles your BASIC
source code into a stand-alone application (minimum size 200kb). The
program is made up of byte-code with its own interpreter attached. The
byte code can also be run by a separate Rapid-Q
program to allow for flexible, dynamic programing. The compiler
supports partial object-oriented programming.
Rapid-Q is designed to be easy to use, easy to program and compile.The
package is FREE. There is no license needed to create your own
are several IDEs to choose from, including a Form designer and a
debugger. Rapid-Q offers object/component creation, function
procedures with infinite parameters, variants, while still maintaining
all the fundamental features of the BASIC language.
The Rapid-Q compiler was written and developed by William Yu. The
release of the software was in BETA testing stage. However, Mr. Yu sold
the rights to RealBASIC(c). The compiler will never become "open
source." Although Rapid-Q was released in Beta stage it is fully
functional! Rapid-Q can make programs of significant complexity with
The best way to learn is by example. The beauty of Rapid-Q is its
Look at this code to make a 'hello window' window application.
behind a comma is treated as a comment 'make a form
CREATE Form AS QFORM Caption =
"Hello World" Width =
'set its size Height = 480 END CREATE
'now we run
That is all! A lot of sample programs and documentation are found in
this website. Just explore or use the search button.
The Future of Rapid-Q RapidQ still runs under
Windows 8.1 (64-bit version). Let's see how long it can go! There is
still a large
community of contributors to the Rapid-Q language.