Xbasic has been at the heart of Alpha Five for generations. It serves as the foundation of the Alpha Five environment, and lets developer who want to get their hands dirty, get their hands dirty. However, it's not for everyone, especially the faint of heart. It's a professional tool for professional developers.
The average Joe using Alpha Five to build and power his business applications doesn't need to learn Xbasic. Alpha Five generates the Xbasic code under the covers and it never has to be touched. But if you're a professional developer who has worked in Visual Basic or other object-oriented languages, you'll feel right at home with Xbasic. And if you're a Java, PHP, Python, or Pearl developer, you'll see how easy it is to leverage your skills.
For pro developers, Alpha Five's Xbasic debugger is an essential tool. To show it off, my brother Selwyn put together four videos that give you an overview of its major features. Watch them, and if you have any questions afterwards write to me or leave a comment.