LiveCode Books

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Sat May 3 15:43:14 EDT 2014


I don’t know nothin’ 'bout birthin’  LiveCode servers!  

(How does one get a start?)

I’ve made tiny servers with desktop (even pico servers as for QAuth 2.0) but have not taken advantage of LiveCode server.

Dar

On May 3, 2014, at 1:29 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:

> Dave Kilroy wrote:
> 
>> Compared to mobile and desktop LC server has received a fraction of the
>> attention in books/publications and a book focusing on it would be very
>> welcome. I'll buy your book, and I bet loads of others will as well - so
>> please do write it!
> 
> These days an increasing number of desktop apps, and perhaps a majority of mobile apps, make use of server resources, so LC Server is fast becoming increasingly important for all of us.
> 
> One of the challenges with any server setup is that each of the two main categories (dedicated server and shared server) has many different requirements, depending on the particulars of the OS and the hosting company.
> 
> Given the wide range of difference in play, I believe this is a job best suited for a community effort than a single person could hope to complete on their own.  There are just too many possible combinations of factors that can come into play to expect anyone to try them all, but together we can.
> 
> I've been gathering notes and tips for LC server installation and usage, along with related info like bash basics, rsync, shared SSH keys and other extras useful for server admin tasks, and will begin rolling these out at LiveCodeJournal.com in the coming weeks.
> 
> LiveCode Journal had been in a rather stagnant situation given the difficulty of growing a site based on static pages.  So two weeks ago I converted the site to a new CMS - made with LiveCode, of course.
> 
> The new CMS was a necessary step for any new sections of the site, such as the forthcoming LiveCode Server Center.
> 
> I mention this not to dissuade anyone ambitious enough to attempt to write a book about it, but I feel given the breadth of info related to server stuff it's ideally suited for a form that can grow dynamically over time like a web site.  And given the growing importance of LC Server for all of us, I feel having as much information freely available for everyone is critical for its increasing adoption.
> 
> As with everything in RevNet and on LiveCode Journal, the new Server Center will be useful to the degree that we can coordinate contributions from others.  I'd love to have the time to write everything myself, but I need to split my time with commercial work, and server info is too broad for one person to handle anyway.
> 
> Anyone interested in participating with tips and tutorials for this or anything else you'd like to see at LiveCode Journal can write me at the address below any time and we'll work out the mechanics to make that happen.
> 
> LiveCode Journal already hosts the discussion list for Ralf Bitter's excellent RevIgniter framework, and I'm happy to make that server available for anything else of value to the community.
> 
> 
>> PS: can you include a section on how to install LC server locally on a mac
>> as I still haven't succeeded in doing this :)
> 
> Have you found this?:
> <http://lessons.runrev.com/s/lessons/m/4070/l/36653-How-do-I-install-LiveCode-Server-on-OS-X-with-Apache->
> 
> It's a bit buried in a taxonomy that's been improved recently but still needs some cleanup, but hopefully it'll be helpful.
> 
> If you find anything there is inaccurate or incomplete please file a documentation bug against it.
> 
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> LiveCode Community Manager
> richard at livecode.org
> 
> 
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