Thursday, December 31, 2015

Liberty BASIC at IBM!

While working on our prototype for the Defense Nuclear Agency I discovered that we needed to reset some files repeatedly whenever we tested and demonstrated the functionality of our system.

I was eager to put Liberty BASIC to good use, and since we were running on OS/2 this gave me an opportunity to create a utility that would make things easy.  Liberty BASIC to the rescue!

It was actually easier to create this utility in BASIC than it would have been in Smalltalk.  Smalltalk is very powerful and really is one of the best languages, but BASIC is stronger for banging out small and simple programs.

I took great pride that when were were demonstrating our system to the customer that they also got a demo of Liberty BASIC in action!

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