J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Feb 14 13:43:47 EST 2021
There is a whole lot more at http://lessons.livecode.com. While these
aren't videos, the amount of info there is impressive and lessons are added
all the time.
Personally I find written instructions much easier to follow and they don't
require me to spend extra time watching a video and needing to
run/pause/run/search for the section I want to review.
The lessons site should be prominently displayed in the Help menu.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On February 14, 2021 11:27:24 AM ELS Prothero via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Your comments echo some of my experiences with Livecode. In olden times,
> when I realized that I could significantly improve my students’ learning by
> enlisting computers, I began with HyperCard, went to Supercard, and when it
> failed at cross platform, I went to Macromedia Director. I’ve programmed
> in FORTRAN, Pascal. When Adobe bought and killed Director, I switched my
> coding to LiveCode.
> I still miss Director. It’s animation capabilities and web deployment with
> a plug-in were excellent. Of course, plug-ins are obsolete and mobile
> support has become mandatory. The big selling point that is front and
> center is: English like language. I find that a very weak claim, unless all
> I want to do is write “Hello World” when I click a button. To do anything
> non-trivial, you need to delve into coder world. Yes, it is enormously
> helpful at building user interfaces. Deployment is an enormous pain, with
> ever changing security challenges. The help files are great at the most
> trivial tasks, but to do beyond can be challenging. That said, I am
> committed to Livecode and congratulate the dev team for their accomplishments.
> I would like to see:
> Better help files that go deeper. Have you seen MacMost.com? This is a guy
> who produces quicky videos for free, and offers more detailed courses for a
> modest subscription fee. I don’t know whether there are enough potential
> clients for this, but what if a small team of live coders created something
> like this that would create modest size youtube videos that both bring in
> new users and take them to the next level with video, sample projects, and
> text materials? Perhaps the mothership could support and advise while user
> Fees pass to the authors. Just thinking.
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