Developers! Do you remember how you started programming and in what language? I do. My first language was Visual Basic in good old VB6. And do I have plenty of war stories with that one.
Despite VB6 being dead and gone (for the most part), you can't really argue (maybe) that the RAD portion of that software was actually pretty decent. In fact, someone liked the RAD idea so much that they decided to create an IDE for Linux that's directly inspired by VB6. It actually sports a BASIC language of its own which is named after the project.
I haven't tried this out yet but it looks pretty interesting. We'll leave the fact that it's hosted on SourceForge alone for the time being. ;)http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html