Installing the twinBASIC IDE
For the time being, you can download the latest beta from this GitHub page: twinBASIC IDE – BETA RELEASE.
- Scroll down to the latest "BETA xx is now available" comment
- Download the zip file
- Extract the contents of the zip file into a local folder
- Double-click the twinBASIC.exe file
The IDE will open immediately.
That's right, there is no installer! Welcome to the wonderful world of twinBASIC.
Note: The IDE does require the WebView2 runtime as the development environment uses the HTML-based Monaco code editor. The WebView2 runtime comes preinstalled with Windows 11 and certain Windows 10 software, such as Office 365. If you don't have it, you can download it here: https://tinyurl.com/twinbasicwebview2runtime
Getting Involved with twinBASIC
- Download the latest IDE (scroll to the bottom for the highest BETA #xx)
- GitHub Issue Tracker (report bugs)
- twinBASIC Discord Server (chat about the project)
twinBASIC Debut Video at DevCon 2021
If you had never heard of twinBASIC prior to today's presentation, the video below will provide some much-needed context. It does a good job of covering the new language features introduced with twinBASIC.
Keep in mind, this presentation took place about a week after the very first alpha release of the twinBASIC language. Let's just say, the project has progressed more than just a bit since then.
The video is available on YouTube:
HOW TO: Articles
WAAAY More Additional Reading
The link below will take you to the "twinBASIC" tag page on my website, where you will find every twinBASIC article I've written, including more than 50 twinBASIC weekly update articles dating back to May 2, 2021.