Posts tagged LiveCode

LiveCode is a modern day HyperCard

This post is a reply to Why HyperCard had to Die — by Stanislav. I’m not saying the post is wrong, I am just presenting an alternative that is alive and working well. LiveCode is a modern day HyperCard and everyone who used HyperCard will feel at home at it.

LiveCode runs on macOS, Windows and Linux and can generate standalone binaries for all those platforms plus Android and iOS. You can get it from or you can get a GPL version of it from

In this post, I will recreate the demo that Stanislav created on their post which was a simple four operation calculator. I hope readers will notice how familiar the environment is and yet how modern it became.

Disclaimer: I work for LiveCode.

Created a Leanpub helper Desktop App

I’ve been having a lot of fun with my new book LiveCode Advanced Application Architecture (available on this site and on Leanpub). To make my life easier, I set aside some hours today to create a little desktop helper application for Leanpub. I wanted an app that could show me some quick information about my sales, allow me to generate new previews and publish new versions of the books.

Leanpub Quickboard running on Windows 10

Leanpub Quickboard running on Windows 10

I’ve written a new book about LiveCode

I’ve just written a new LiveCode book. It explores the best practices used by seasoned LiveCode developers from around the world and also how to apply insights from the MVC pattern into that platform. Along the book you work through a simple address book application while learning all the tips and tricks from our community.

LiveCode Advanced Application Architecture

LiveCode Advanced Application Architecture

The book is available for GBP 15 and can be purchased with the button below, or you can read more and learn about the unique bundle I am offering.

Read more for learning about the bundle and also about the experience of writing another book.


During RunRevLive.11 I gave a talk about web stuff with LiveCode (then called Runtime Revolution, aka RunRev). I spoke about Social Network integration.

Memories from the event

For many years I’ve operated my own URL shortening website called I’ve stopped using it many years ago but for many many years it was alive and used by thousands of people. I’ve found a mail message from the day before the conference detailing the creation of the service. The service was originally created to add short urls to my slides. I’ve used it all the way into the Firefox OS and Mozilla era of my life and the original URLs for my books footnotes all used it. The service was even used as an example of good feature set to be implemented in other competing services. Proud of my little tool. Its source is available from sourcehut.


During RunRevLive.08 I gave four talks about all sorts of Web stuff:

Brace Yourself for the 7 Super Secrets of Rev CGI

Put a star right now next to this one!

We guarantee this session will change the way you think of Rev from now on. Once you see how great Rev GGI’s work on web servers, and how simple they are to create, you’ll want to start using them on all sorts of websites. And with the included world premiere latest versions of RevOnRockets and Rockets Editor, we expect you’ll begin writing your own CGI’s the very same day!

Why bother with MySQL, when all you need is a store locator database, or a website catalog? In fact, there are numerous easy to setup, high performance Rev CGI’s which enable you to quickly and easily add dynamic website capabilities without having to learn SQL or php, or configure database server technologies. While a small portion of this talk will focus on setting up Rev CGI’s on servers, most of the session focuses on how to create Rev CGI’s and will go over workflow and architecture techniques. Plenty of examples will be given out, along with the latest free release of RevOnRockets and the first-time free release of the new “Rev CGI Missing Link” workflow enhancement tool, Rockets Editor.

This was co-hosted by Chipp Walters.

Other sessions

Unfortunately the wayback machine didn’t cache the data from the other sessions but I believe the last one, Internet Kitchen, was a kind of workshop/unconference.

  • Internet Applications II: XML, SOAP, RPC
  • Exchanging Data Over the Internet
  • Internet Kitchen