LC Roadmap

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Feb 15 01:24:15 EST 2021


I had to check and the lessons are in fact in both the Help and Resources 
menus but they are called Tutorials. Both link to the lessons site. I never 
actually looked at those before, I only knew about the lessons from 
elsewhere and I always use a bookmark to get there.

Like you, I don't want to go through a long tutorial, I just want to know 
the bits that apply to a particular problem I need to solve. The lessons do 
that for me. It seems like there should be a different name for the menu 
item but I can't think what. "Tutorial" sounds time consuming.

But renaming the menu wouldn't solve the fact that I never actually 
explored it. My bad.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On February 14, 2021 7:47:43 PM William Prothero <waprothero at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jacqueline:
> I didn’t know about http://lessons.livecode.com 
> <http://lessons.livecode.com/>. Thank you for letting me know of that 
> resource. It looks very useful and I like the user feedback part.
>
> To be clear, it is my intent to stimulate thought toward opportunities, not 
> to complain.
>
> In a way, my ignorance of the lessons link illustrates my point. Where is 
> the marketing? Why aren’t these contributions mentioned in the “This Week 
> In Llivecode” mailing? I am busy with many things other than programming. I 
> read all of the emails from this list. Yet, I didn’t know about this 
> compilation. These could be promoted/marketed, not only to potential new 
> users, but to existing ones.
>
> I think if folks would check out the example site I mentioned, they would 
> see more what I’m suggesting. http://macmost.com <http://macmost.com/>
>
> Andre Garza’s post about his planning to write a book on some aspect of 
> Livecode programming got me thinking about this. First, I think writing 
> books is useful, but the way many busy folks access information on the 
> internet is in more as smaller more targeted bites. I play jazz keyboard. A 
> couple of years ago, I subscribed to a site that gave me access to jazz 
> song sheet music included in video lessons lasting 30-60 minutes each. At 
> the same time, from a couple other  authors, I got regular (about once a 
> week) emails with short free improv techniques that took me 5-10 minutes to 
> read, but with offers (at a cost) that include more in-depth lessons. I 
> find that I use the short lessons a lot and the longer lessons, that I have 
> already paid for with my one year subscription, very little if at all. 
> Perhaps I’m unusual with a very short attention span, but I suspect I'm 
> more typical. I’m suggesting that there are unused marketing and support 
> strategies that could be beneficial to the Livecode enterprise. Check out 
> the macmost site to see what I’m talking about.
>
> Peace to you all and thanks for all the help you have given me in my projects,
>
> Be well,
> Bill Prothero
>
>
>
>> On Feb 14, 2021, at 10:43 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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:
>>
>>> Curry,
>>> 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.
>>>
>
> William Prothero
> waprothero at gmail.com






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