xBase is a term for programming language derived from dBase which was release in 1980 from Ashton-Tate under CP/M operating system. Hat's off to the people whose responsible for making the Dbf file format and Nantacket for making the compiler to produced a stand alone royalty free executable file.
Some of well known xBase dialects are dBase, Clipper, FoxBase, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, Paradox, Visual Object, Recital, RBase, Vulcan, FlagShip and there's a lot more out in the wild.
I'll say Goodbye to Visual FoxPro sooner or later which is a discontinued product by Microsoft and I'll will say Hello to the following active xBase dialect listed below:
dBase+ 11 http://www.dbase.com/
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