AUSTIN, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire/ --

REAL Software, creator of REALbasic, a cross-platform development tool for creating software for Mac, Windows and Linux, is now shipping REALbasic 2009 Release 2. This release includes more than 70 improvements and 18 new features, including COM automation support for Windows and support for MySQL. Additionally, this release launches a new edition of REALbasic, REAL Studio, that is geared specifically for full-time commercial software developers.

COM Automation Support: Applications can take control of any other Windows application that supports COM automation.

I really look forward to being able to use COM on Windows, since this will make my programming work a lot easier, commented Dirk Cleenwerck, a REALbasic developer. Because of the features REAL Software adds, I am able to develop much faster in REALbasic than any other programming language.

MySQL Support: The Community Edition (free) of MySQL is now officially supported.

REAL Studio: REAL Studio is a new edition of REALbasic created specifically for full-time, professional developers. REAL Studio includes:

- A license key that can be installed on any number of computers or operating systems to make development and testing easier. - A Code profiler for optimizing code performance. - IDE Scripting for build automation. - A REAL Server ( unlimited connections license. - Priority technical support. - New licenses include 12 months of updates. - All of the features of REALbasic Professional Edition (

REAL Software is offering new pricing for REALbasic Professional Edition and REAL Studio. New licenses for REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform compilation, will now be priced at US$299. REAL Studio licenses will be priced at US$1495.

The complete list of improvements and new features in this release can be found in the release notes in the product download section, REALbasic and REAL Studio are available in a free 30-day trial edition.

About REALbasic / REAL Studio

REALbasic / REAL Studio is a full-featured cross-platform software development tool suited to creating a wide range of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. REALbasic Personal Edition for Windows or Mac is priced at US$99. REALbasic for Linux Personal Edition is offered for free. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform compilation, is US$299. REAL Studio, geared for full-time developers, is US$1495. All editions of REALbasic and REAL Studio are now available and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic and REAL Studio, an object-oriented cross-platform software development tool, and REAL Server, a cross-platform database server, for developers who want to create and deliver software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit or call +1-866-825-2114. To view the REAL Software Blog visit

Dana Brown, Director of Marketing of REAL Software, +1-512-328-7325,