mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Tue Aug 11 23:02:17 EDT 2015
On 08/11/2015 12:21 PM, Richmond wrote:
> On 11/08/15 21:46, Peter M. Brigham wrote:
>> May be conducting a parents' night in which you demonstrate something
>> simple with livecode to show its ease of access and manageable
>> learning curve, then rope the kids in to show off what they have done,
>> and finally summarize the advanced projects that people have used it
>> for. In my experience, mentioning that LC powers the Landsat 7
>> satellite data collection enterprise usually gets people to sit up and
>> open their eyes. Lots of similar applications mentioned on the LC
> Right: with Wine and cheese.
> Smashing idea!
... and if it helps any, tell them that I have used LC in a commercial
application to interpolate between a database that doesn't understand
Windows ActiveX objects and Quickbooks, using the text and xml
processing capabilities of LiveCode to talk to a C++ shim that in turn
talks to the Quickbooks COM library.
<--> text files
<--> C++ shim
<--> Quickbooks COM object
It's not the weirdest thing I've put together, but it's close.
Could have done the whole thing in C++, but it would have taken five
times as long to develop and debug and not been nearly as readable nor
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