JBasic is a traditional BASIC language intepreter written in Java for command line or embedded use. It supports conventional GW-BASIC style syntax, plus some modern extensions for supporting threads, JDBC, etc. JBasic can be run directly from a shell.
- Traditional BASIC syntax
- Use standalone or as a scripting agent in your Java program
- Uses JDBC to interface with standard databases
- Extensions for threading, structured data types, XML, etc.
Having been a Java developer for some time (since 1997), and almost now obsessive in functional programming (after dealing with the OO paradigm for so long, and all the failures therein), it is brilliant to see such a well developed piece of code, that not only pays homage to the basic premise of the BASIC language, but attempts to highlight the importance of simplicity over bloat. It is not often also, that I download a Java project and have almost nothing to worry about - the quality of the code itself and the documentation, is top notch. My wishes, of course, would be to add javax.scripting support and maybe move on to a new CLI level (one-liners execution). But great code, and would love to see this adopted more