Lloyd's LiveCode Workshop Center
CTL Presentation - March 22, 2016
Introduction to Coding for Mere Mortals: Using LiveCode
Getting Ready for the Workshop
You must bring your own laptop with LiveCode already installed:
- Get LiveCode Community Edition (It's free!)
IMPORTANT! Be sure to download the most “stable” release of version 7, which I believe is version 7.1.1. (You might find links to version 8, but these are “DP” or “Developer Preview” versions which are definitely not stable yet. So avoid those for now.)
There are versions of LiveCode for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This is not a trial and it is not a limited version — it is the full programming tool. (The only limitation is that you cannot submit your apps to Apple’s app store. I'll explain all about that at the workshop.)
Are you anxious to try out LiveCode right away? Here are a few very simple projects that you can explore. The focus of each is how to code (aka program) in LiveCode. The first one - Mad Libs - is the best one to try first because I give a little extra information about the LiveCode interface in a video tutorial. The other "first projects" assume you have completed the Mad Libs project.
- Mad Libs YouTube video available
- Visit the USA! YouTube video available
- Walk the Dog YouTube video available
- Grocery Shopping YouTube video available
- Follow the Bouncing Ball YouTube video available
- Guess the Number!
These are meant to give you some quick examples of specific programming concepts.
Other Workshop Projects
LiveCode Scripting Challenges
These are good exercises to complete after the workshop to practice and extend your new LiveCode scripting skills.
Creating Mobile Apps with LiveCode
Other Workshop Notes
A Sampling of Other Projects
- Airplane Pilot - Rotating an image to match its trajectory during animation
- Simple spinner
- High Score - Saving Data from One Session to Another
- Lloyd's Classroom Observation Tool Prototype
- Lloyd's Software Application Prototype for Research
- LiveCode Lite: Computer Programming Made Ridiculously Simple by Stephen Goldberg
- Lloyd's LiveCode Blog
- LiveCode Documentation (user guide, etc.)
- BYU's Computers and the Humanities Course: Programming in LiveCode
- LiveCode Course for Beginners
- LiveCode Tutorials
- LiveCode Community Forums
- After you launch LiveCode, there are also buttons at the top of the screen that will take you to "Resources" and "User Samples."
- RunRev.com - LiveCode's Parent Company
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