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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about LiveCode Platform and what they use it for.
  • Ask HN: Alternatives to Scratch for a Blind Child?
    I don't know how well it works with screen readers, etc., but might work well because the code is English-like -- it still uses things like [] for arrays and () for precedence in calculations, but in general there is much less use of symbols. Another possibly odd suggestion is Natively, J is nothing but symbols, but crucially, everything can be... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Ask HN: Tutorials Written with Heavy Dependencies
    ...and you get single-file executables for three platforms. That was maybe 13 steps from nothing to multiplatform Hello World. It stuns me that other environments/languages make it harder than that. Many years back I used to do demos for LiveCode at trade shows where I would build a stopwatch timer while holding my breath. These days it would be much better in so many ways to be working in Python. But the lack of... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Low code solutions for devs to consider.
    For building applications there's; oracle apex for that work with larger scaled oracle databases, LiveCode, Microsoft Power Apps and Flutter Flow for cross platform applications built in flutter. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • Decker, a platform that builds on the legacy of Hypercard and classic macOS
    Livecode offers exactly what you're describing: GUI editing of a live user interface, with code able to be built-in to every object. It's based on HyperCard, so the language isn't to everyone's taste. But it's updated to include color, unicode, more advanced coding techniques, database access, multi-platform and more. But the basic concept -- I want a button here, and a field there, and a... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Are there many Native MacOS jobs?
    You could always cross develop - its a bit of a pain but possible if you select the correct toolsets. Have a look at such things as XOJO and Livecode. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • What's an app that you use regularly but it feels like you're the only person who knows about it?
    LiveCode - it's a programming/scripting tool that can produce cross-platform apps, iOS, Android, and HTML5. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Flutter 3
    > only realistic option for true cross platform UIs that run everywhere Depending on your needs, Livecode has you covered. Runs on Mac, Windows, Linux. Delivers on all three, plus iOS and Android. The underlying language is patterned after HyperTalk and people either love it or hate it, but I haven't seen any other tool where you can open the new installation and within 2 minutes deliver... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Ask HN: Who Wants to Collaborate?
    I think that product already exists: LiveCode - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Hypercard Simulator
    Not as approachable, but similar to HC and you get much more functionality for the learning curve: - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Show HN: WildCard, a retro Hypercard/HyperTalk simulator
    This is awesome! I'm trying it on an iPad and doing pretty well. For anyone looking for a deeper experience, you can try -- runs on Mac, windows and Linux, produces single-file executables, and has many enhancements over HyperCard while retaining many oF HC's strengths. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Labor Shortage is the biggest concern for tech companies
    If you are looking beyond this * -- Human resource machine and 7 billion humans make a very basic assembly language super fun (yes really). * would probably be my next language after Logo. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Mac SE/30 Odyssey
    If you're ever feeling nostalgic for HyperCard, check out -- clearly designed based on HC, but includes many modern features and runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Alan Kay's answer to What was the last breakthrough in computer programming?
    Write once, run anywhere: I used to demo for LiveCode at MacWorld and WWDC where I would code a basic app and build separate single-file standalones for Mac, Windows, and Linux, all while holding my breath. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Best stack for cross-platform desktop app?
    Take a very serious look at: They have an open source version but be careful of the licensing. Basically if you start it on the open source version you need to keep the app open source (if I read the license right). But it's an absolutely wonderful prototyping environment. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago

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