Web Sites
Especially since PowerBASIC documentation is so scarce (one book plus the Help file), web sites are an excellent way to get more information on the language.

Unfortunately, the number of PowerBASIC-specific web sites is rather small. Despite their low numbers, there are several web sites dedicated to PowerBASIC programming issues which are worth the time and effort to visit on a regular basis. Here are my recommendations for PowerBASIC-specific sites.

Top Sites
With a few hundred site to choose from, which ones should you start with and which have the most content? Here's my pick of the most useful sites.

Don't forget to check out the vendor web sites on my tools page. The vendors listed on the tools page are NOT listed here, except where the vendor page has information or value other than the vendor's products!

Additional PowerBASIC Site Listings
These additional sites are also good sources for tools, source code, or discussion. These tend to have less content, although the content may be excellent.

Within each ranking (3-star, 2-star, ...), sites are listed in alphabetical order.

Because PowerBASIC is a BASIC dialect, programmers can find a lot of useful information at sites which cover other BASIC dialects. Conversions may be required, but can be minimal and well worth the time.

The QBasic section of my site has a large BASIC site listing you'll want to check out, including one for the home page for Ethan Winer, a familiar author of BASIC materials.

Visual Basic 6 Sites
Visual Basic code can be very useful to PowerBASIC programmers. The code is easy to read and conversion is not very difficult. All of the following sites offer tutorials on programming topics, source code, sample projects, and programming tools/utilities.

Programming Sites - General
Most popular multi-language sites do not cover BASIC dialects, with the usual exception of VB6. These sites do provide source code and sometimes forums, but PowerBASIC programmers will have to search hard to find something of interest. These sites would generally be the last place a PowerBASIC programmer would look. They're very popular, just not with BASIC dialect programmers.

Frequency of Visits
How often should a programmer review favorite sites?

The easy answer is that once every 1 week is plenty often to keep you abreast of the site offerings. If you find a topic of interest, particularly one that applies to a project your are, or will be, working on then more time can be justified. If you were to visit all your favorite sites every day, spending 1-2 hours in the process, then you're there for fun, not for professional reasons (which, of course, is ok - but not necessarily the best use of your time).