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Midnight Rises Is the New Black

Midnight Rises, the interactive graphic novel created in LiveCode, launches today. So we sat down with Alex Seropian, Industrial Toys CEO and Official Programmer of Midnight Rises, to ask him about his experience in creating a graphic novel and using LiveCode. How would you describe Midnight Rises in 140 characters or less? Midnight R...

8 Reasons You Should be Talking about LiveCode 8.0

Taking too long to code? Just invent a new programming language! In early 2014, we were looking at a roadmap that was so long it would have taken our existing team years to complete. If you work in software, you know that roadmaps only ever grow - especially if you’re supporting customers using a variety of platforms. We knew that we couldn...

Documentation, Documentation, Documentation

Rejected ideas for this blogpost: a) A meditation on the validity or otherwise of an oft-repeated quote attributed to Dick Brandon on the utility of documentation, whilst delicately avoiding the object of the quote's comparison. b) A rehash of Tony Blair's 2001 speech on education, with the word education replaced everywhere by the word documenta...

Mailers 101

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’d never touched photoshop before starting this job. I didn’t know anything about design and I certainly didn’t know how to create an image for a mailer. I may have experienced night sweats in my first few weeks and thought about crying because, spoiled, I’m used to working with Mac products that in...

The Work of an Awesome Coder

Did you join the LiveCode Hour of Code? I did. Ok sure I was still on company time, so I was getting paid for it, but let me tell you - I am impressed with how awesome a coder I am. Awesome coder - too much? I built the messages app and the user interface for the calculator app in 1 hour, that sounds to me like the work of an awesome coder. Here'...

Using git bisect to find a buggy commit

During the last month I have been switching between translating the IDE to Greek, and refining LC 6.7 and 7.0 releases, in terms of fixing bugs. Some bugs are quite easy to fix. Some others though, can be quite tricky. The first thing to do is locate where the bug comes from, and the next step is to actually fix it. In some cases, tracking down the...

A LiveCode Shell

For some time, I have been wishing that I could have some kind of command-line oriented functionality to LiveCode, beyond writing scripts with LiveCode Server. What if I could pipe things directly to it, or run it as an interactive shell? Being able to very quickly make use of the text handling in LiveCode would be extremely handy for certain comma...

Have Your Eureka Moment with LiveCode

Editors note: Kevin sent a personal letter to the community today, and after reading it I asked permission to reprint it here. He agreed :) As the CEO and custodian of LiveCode I believe passionately in a world where everyone can create apps. We’ve worked hard on finding ways to empower more of you to be able to build the app of your dreams. We...

From Fibonacci to Dr Seuss

If you were a Kool-Aid kid then chance has it you are familiar with Dr Seuss and the bizarre, illogical language he uses in his books. What a wonderful mind that can think outside of the box in such a beautifully unconventional, educational and humorous fashion. How could one possibly dream up sentences like: “One fish two fish red fish blue fi...

Breaking Into the App Business

What do you think about getting into the app business? Here are things we’ve heard again and again. Are any of these you? “Why is it so difficult to build apps?" “I’ve tried to learn in the past but never been able to build the app I wanted?" “Can I really do it?" “Its such a crowded space. How can I stand out?" LiveCode has e...