CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
This standard, high-level family of programming languages is simple to learn, but it creates programs that are typically slow to run. Many types of BASIC are available, such as Turbo, Quick, or Visual Basic. The language is not generally used for industrial-strength applications, although Visual Basic has spawned many shareware programs and even some commercial apps, such as MicroHelp's Uninstaller.
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