tenderjit VS endbasic

Compare tenderjit vs endbasic and see what are their differences.


JIT for Ruby that is written in Ruby (by tenderlove)


BASIC environment with a REPL, a web interface, a graphical console, and RPi support written in Rust (by jmmv)
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tenderjit endbasic
10 24
415 288
- 0.7%
0.0 0.0
3 months ago 5 months ago
Ruby Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of tenderjit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of endbasic. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-10.
  • Write Your Own Terminal
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Nov 2023
    I can confirm that writing a terminal is fun, for the reasons mentioned in the article: it’s easy to get “self-hosting”, but then the possibilities are endless :)

    In my case, this was about creating the terminal for EndBASIC (https://www.endbasic.dev/). I wanted to mix text and graphics in the same console, so I had to ditch Xterm.js and create my own thing. It was really exciting to see graphics rendering mix with text “just fine” when I was able to render the first line.

  • Ask HN: Whats the modern day equivalent of 80s computer for kids to explore?
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Oct 2023
    I tried to set up a Raspberry Pi and configured it to boot into a simple window manager with DosBox full screen by default. I taught my kids to launch games within that and they learned the very basics… but it didn’t stick: they haven’t really gained any interest in how to do other stuff in the shell.

    Anyway: check (my own) https://www.endbasic.dev/ which I’ve written precisely for the situation you describe :) You would actually have to /write/ the games first though!

  • FLaNK Stack for 25 September 2023
    17 projects | dev.to | 25 Sep 2023
  • EndBASIC
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Sep 2023
    Slightly buried: Apache 2.0, written in Rust, https://github.com/endbasic/endbasic/

    Definitely an interesting attempt to cut through layers of abstraction and make something that lets people make the computer do useful/interesting things. No idea how well they realize that vision, of course, but good idea.

    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Sep 2023
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jun 2022
    Correct. They go up to 256. The numbers map to the "typical" X11 colors and the table is here:


    I've thought about adding other ways of specifying colors, like COLOR "#aabbcc". Would that be useful/interesting?

  • Does this exist already? A converter from MS BASIC to Rust
    2 projects | /r/rust | 14 Jun 2023
    Or you could use https://www.endbasic.dev/
  • TwinBASIC is a modern BASIC compiler
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 May 2023
    EndBASIC is a free implementation that is written in Rust. It's more focused on the DOS based BASICs than VB-styled ones.


    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 May 2023
    Somebody else brought it up in a separate comment, but because you specifically ask about the Raspberry, I'll mention EndBASIC (https://www.endbasic.dev/) here again :)

    Supporting this platform has been a primary goal of mine, and in fact, one of the features (GPIO) only works on the Raspberry Pi today :) But there is a long road ahead. My vision is to create a minimal Linux image that boots straight into EndBASIC, and extend EndBASIC to give you more control of the Pi's hardware. The idea is to truly mimic the old C64 experience, but leveraging the power of modern hardware / infrastructure.

  • Learning BASIC Like It's 1983 (2018)
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Mar 2023
    Agree with the author’s thesis of how the folks that “grew with computers” have an advantage over those approaching them now, in terms of understanding the inner workings. I’m not sure that this matters much in terms of solving actual problems though, which is probably a good thing.

    But I somehow find it a little bit sad that this is the case, so I’ll plug my own https://www.endbasic.dev/ because it’s very fitting in this context :) I’ve been building it precisely as a way to understand everything that’s going on (although it’s still far from fulfilling that promise).

    Also, buried in the article is a reference to the https://10print.org/ book. I recently came across it at HPB and it has been a pretty entertaining read. Couldn’t believe there was so much to write about such a simple little program!

What are some alternatives?

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natalie - a work-in-progress Ruby compiler, written in Ruby and C++


mb-sound - A library of simple Ruby tools for processing sound.

cemu - Cheap EMUlator: lightweight multi-architecture assembly playground

mp4 - MP4 library, CLI tool, server

ClassicUO - ClassicUO - an open source implementation of the Ultima Online Classic Client.

Rust-Game-Template - Rust template for a 2d retro type game 🎉🕹

objstor - object store