LC Roadmap

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Feb 15 02:24:26 EST 2021

BTW, I like the idea of putting a reference link to the lessons in the 
"This Week in LiveCode" newsletter. It's an easy thing to do and I think it 
would help.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On February 15, 2021 12:26:30 AM "J. Landman Gay via use-livecode" 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> 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.
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
> HyperActive Software |
> On February 14, 2021 7:47:43 PM William Prothero <waprothero at> wrote:
>> Jacqueline:
>> I didn’t know about
>> <>. 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. <>
>> 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> wrote:
>>> There is a whole lot more at 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
>>> HyperActive Software |
>>> On February 14, 2021 11:27:24 AM ELS Prothero via use-livecode
>>> <use-livecode at> 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
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