Makes over 60 minor improvements and bug fixes
RunTime Revolution has updated LiveCode, their "HyperCard-descended" development platform formerly known as Revolution. The update, v4.5.1, enhances keyboard layout handling, improves security protocols, enhances MySQL database access and XML namespaces, makes iimprovements to embedded Web browser objects and includes over 60 other minor fixes or tweaks to the program.
Revamp offers new iOS development environment
Runtime Revolution has dropped the "Revolution" moniker from its self-described "HyperCard descended" cross-platform rapid development environment and updated it under a new name, LiveCode. The new version offers several new features and improvements, as well as the debut of an all-new deployment pack for iOS development.
Almost everyone has had an idea for a computer program, but trying to convert those ideas into a working application has usually meant using confusing, complicated tools and learning cryptic programming languages such as C++. To make programming more accessible for novices and more productive for veteran programmers, Runtime Revolution offers a unique cross-platform development tool dubbed Revolution 3.0.
If you want to write a program for Mac OS X or the iPhone, you’ll have to use Apple’s Xcode tool. Since Xcode is designed for professional programmers to create complicated applications such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop, it’s not easy for novice programmers to learn or master. If you just want the fun of learning to program without the steep learning curve, you may be interested in TileStack, which is currently in beta testing.