Monthly Archives: June 2014

LiveCode Meeting in Switzerland

On Saturday, 28th June 2014, Björnke von Gierke and Mark Schonewille will organise a LiveCode meeting. On this day, we’ll welcome you at the Zentrum Karl der Grosse (Charles the Great Centre) in Zurich, Switzerland. We can now provide you with a little more info about the meeting.


While the agenda for the meeting hasn’t been decided on, we can already mention a few items that are likely to be included:

1) Opening at 13:00h.

2) A discussion about the question why LiveCode “doesn’t catch on”, or why people “don’t get it”.

3) A raffle with great prizes, including a SuperCard license, a copy of the book Programming LiveCode for the Real Beginner, a Charts Engine license, an Animation Engine license and more.

4) We will have a goodie bag (or envelope) containing a coupon code for a 30% disount on a LiveCode license and a 50% discount in Installer Maker. We are still looking for more items in the goodie bag; let us know if you want to add something.

5) Closing at 17:00h.

6) Dinner on the premises at 18:00h.

There is plenty of time left in our schedule and we invite you to send in proposals for discussion topics and presentations. If you have been struggling with a question for a long time, you can ask the attendants for an answer; if you have a cool trick, you can show us; if you have a product to announce, you can give a demonstration; etc. Obviously, you can also just attend the meeting.

Registration and participation

Because there is limited space on the premises where we hire a conference room, we would like you to register as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to Björnke at .

While entry is free, you’ll need to bring sufficient cash for drinks and dinner. We will provide coffee and tea. The hotel will be at your own expense. We can recommend a hotel on request.

Important info

Meeting: Saturday 28 June 2014, from 13:00 to 17:00h.
Dinner: Saturday 28 June 2014, from 18:00h.

Zentrum Karl der Grosse
Kirchgasse 14
8001 Zürich
Picture of conference room:

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Programming LiveCode… 3rd Print

It’s been a while that I made any announcements about my book. I have been working on the 3rd print of “Programming LiveCode for the Real Beginner” and had some issues with printing and logistics. We have sorted out all issues and now I’m happy to announce that the book is available again.

The third print of Programming LiveCode… has been updated to include a few new XML commands that were introduced in the latest stable release of LiveCode. I have also mentioned the textEncode and textDecode functions, which are going to appear in LiveCode 7. It should be clear, though, that I have kept the changes to a minimum.

It looks like LiveCode 7 would require a considerable rewrite of the book. For now, this would take me too much. Perhaps I’ll do this some time in the future, when I have sufficient spare time on my hands.

While I was trying to get the book printed again, people kept purchasing and by now most of the books have been sold already. We have only 25 copies left and we will print more in 2 months. If you don’t want to be on a waiting list, order now and we’ll send the book to you next week.

You can order the book at and more info is available at