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Lost in Translation

For the past month I’ve been delving deep into the LiveCode IDE, with the purpose of preparing the product to be localised, so that strings in the UI are in the users’ language of choice. Simultaneously, I have been learning a new programming language myself.  One of the newest members of the LiveCode Development team, I joined in September f...

Facebook, a British Prince and Dr. Who?

Encouraging Children to Code Another three unlikely suspects to combine into a JoJo Blog Post about coding? Well, maybe not!  Who: Facebook, HRH Prince Andrew the Duke of York and Peter Capadli, the most recent appointment to play the notorious Time Traveller, Dr. Who!  Why: To encourage children to learn to code of course!  See it now? Not ...

Recursion for Runaways

If you like to tinker with maths and are looking for more exotic operators, for example to calculate the Factorial or the Fibonacci series, then this is something you are going to have to implement yourself in LiveCode. But there is no need to despair, this can be done pretty much with a single line, wrapped in a function definition. MATHS HAZAR...

Turbo Charging the Android Emulator

Ah, the good ol’ Android Emulator….Many a support request has come in regarding this, mainly to complain of how dog slow it can be especially in comparison to the iOS simulator. The main reason for the speed difference between both is that the Android “Emulator” is physically emulating the software and hardware of actual devices whereas th...

Building LiveCode

Building LiveCode  We have been very busy in the RunRev office this period. Among all the other things we are doing, we are producing Release Candidates for both LiveCode 6.7 and 7.0. In the meantime, we are fixing some bugs that were introduced  as a result of the iOS 8 release. These fixes will be contained in LiveCode 6.6.4, and then rolled u...

My LiveCode Journey

My Before, During and After LiveCode Journey: From Zero to Not-Yet-Hero Before LiveCodeI was always interested in creating "things" for the World Wide Web, even though I never sat in a single formal class on how it is done. This ambition of mine was really daunting, ambitious and downright stupid to say the least. I always asked the question "How ...

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...