How Rapid Application Development Helps the US Navy

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at
Wed Sep 30 03:42:25 EDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 2:24 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at>

> Although one thing that slightly annoyed me is that it could give many
> people
> the impression that LiveCode is ONLY fit for rapid prototyping, and that,
> having prototyped
> something the "real deal" has to be constructed in something else.

OK you're the English expert and I basically failed it, but I don't know
how you could possibly come to that conclusion. I read one paragraph that
said GDIT 'normally' used LC as a RAD tool but then noted that it had
recently made several one-off LC standalone apps. The rest of the article
went on the basically describe one of these LC apps - MSAT and included the
shocker that the whole thing was constructed "without a single line of code
written by a software engineer".

The article says to me; If you need a mission critical life vs death piece
of battle proof software and you need it fast, then prototype it in LC and
build it something else. But, if you only need to simulate the overall
dynamics of a massive naval battle anywhere around the globe, in real time,
quicktime, or replay time, then LC can do that for you, no problem.

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