Head In The (Word) Clouds

The word "cloud" was much in evidence at the RunRevLive Conference this year. This was primarily because of LiveCloud, a cloud database for LiveCode, whose aesthetically pleasing t-shirts were donned in abundance, and whose capabilities were amply demonstrated by the official conference app. This pervasiveness stood in stark contrast to that of...

Koch Island: Fractal Basics with LiveCode

Have you ever thought it would be possible to create something that had an infinitely long edge in a confined area? Yes, it is theoretically possible. Math's is full of this kind of stuff and even thinking about the very basics of this can be great fun. Let us consider a little island that was discovered in 1904, not by an explorer or seafarer Hel...

Are Conferences a Waste of Time?

We live in a  digital age. I can sit at my computer all day and talk to people on the other side of the world, by email, chat or Skype. Online webinars make it possible to share training or ideas with larger groups of people without anyone leaving the comfort of their own office. Given that this is so, why do I need to get on a plane and fly 5,189...

HTML5: Next Steps

reprinted from revUp Well, what an exciting ride that was! Thank you so much to everyone that helped make HTML5 deployment for LiveCode a reality. Together we made the total and we're setting the wheels in motion.   Community Powered This truly was a community driven project. From the first survey indicating the depth of feeling for HT...

This is One Powerful Crowd

Over the last 13 months since being with LiveCode the strength and loyalty of this community has never failed to amaze me. We are a bigger & stronger community than we have ever been and that is very powerful. It means that all of us together can control the future of our product. In 2013 we ran our first Crowdfunding campaign on Kicksta...

We need your help: 6.7 and 7.0 Final DP’s released

After months of hard work both from the LiveCode team and the community in testing we’re nearing the release candidate cycle for both 6.7 and 7.0. Today we release the final DP or “developer preview” of 6.7 and 7.0 containing more than 180 fixes. LiveCode 6.7 contains many new features and refinements to the high DPI support...

Getting Back up to Speed

Recently we've noticed a bit of sluggishness creeping into the LiveCode engine, particularly when it comes to graphics. Over the last few weeks I've been working with Michael to investigate and put into action some ways to get the engine back up to speed and get your apps whizzing again. Looking into this problem, we've identified one of the big c...

HomeBrew LiveCode Mobile IDE

HTML5 and now a Mobile LiveCode IDE I hear you all cry!.....well sort of :) Before you continue reading this post, I have to make you aware that this is not a mobile IDE that we are working on in-house but a personal fun project (proof of concept) that I have started and like to dive into whenever I get a spare moment (which is very rarely). Ther...

San Diego Hotting Up

With only 2 months to go until the Kick off of RunRevLive 2014 in San Diego, things are hotting up in the office with requests and interest, so I thought I would take a moment to answer your Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions… Q.1: I booked a Premium / Budget Ticket – which nights are included in my overnight stay?   A.1: In either Premium (...

The Next Generation: Widgets & Themes

Watch this video to see me demonstrate a first prototype of the Widgets & Themes project. This is one of the most exciting parts of our entire Next-generation project. We’re now at a stage where it is working well enough that I can show you this first version working. This work has been enabled by all the work we’ve done under t...