Write Applesoft Basic in Virtual Basic

A new way of writing Applesoft Basic programs has been created by Andres Lozano, known in the Apple ][ world as Loz.  Virtual Basic is a complete BASIC with all of the same operators and commands as Applesoft, except that it is written in a style much like other high level languages of the modern era.

The entire system for Virtual Basic is a series of python scripts.   If you are writing Virtual Basic programs, they can written using an external editor such as Textedit or Espresso.   The Virtual Basic website has a complete Virtual Basic to Applesoft converter so you can write your Apple ][ program in Virtual Basic and drop the converted program right into an emulator or onto an actual Apple ][. The Virtual Basic Reference Manual and everything you need is on the site and all of the scripts are free to download, modify and even re-distribute under the copyleft status (Free Art License) of the program.

Examples, manual, and converter is available on the website at http://virtualbasic.org/

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.