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Run Basic

Run BASIC is a programming language that lets you write code in a web browser. It’s like other versions of BASIC — which was the first language many people learned to program with in the early days of personal computing — but it's made for modern times. Run BASIC is good for making web applications and simple games. The system comes with lots of pre-made stuff (pre-built libraries) that make creating things easier, like graphic tools and networking features. This makes it an easy place to start for beginners who want to learn about programming or build cool things on the internet, without having to download big software packages or worry about different systems not working together.