Storing and saving a setting in a stand alone

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Sat Jan 17 21:33:17 CET 2015


Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:40:48 AM, you wrote:

> Mark Rauterkus wrote:
>> Q asked: Among those who've never used HyperCard, how many people would
>> think of saving data bound to the UI?
>> My $.02: LOTS and LOTS of mere mortals.

> I can see the attraction to it, esp. in cases where you're building a
> quickie ad hoc solution with no vision for later versions.

I'm with Mark on this. The problem as I see it is that you build a
stack in the IDE and it happily stores data into fields, onto cards,
into custom props, makes other changes... and then you build a
standalone app and it doesn't work. The IDE sets the expectation that
everything is working properly and then there's a cognitive leap to
dealing with persistence, especially with mobile apps.

-Mark Wieder
 ahsoftware at

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