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    • #42009
      Torsten
      Teilnehmer

      Hi,

      ich stöbere gerade in den alten Newslettern von Revolution (dem vorherigen Namen von Livecode) und habe einen interessanten Artikel gefunden, der einiges über die Probleme einer alternativen Programmiersprache aufzeigt:
      Beginning Programming for Dummies
      Wallace Wang, interviewed by Heather Nagey
      http://newsletters.livecode.com/december/issue15/newsletter1.php

      Wer des Englischen nicht so mächtig ist, dem sei hier einiges zusammengefasst:

      * Der Autor schätzt Revolution/Livecode sehr als extrem produktive Sprache
      * Wenn man Livecode kennt, erkennt man erst die Umständlichkeiten der anderen Sprachen. "..after learning Revolution, I find languages like C++ or REALbasic way too frustrating since it takes a handful of commands just to do something that Revolution can accomplish in a single line. With Revolution, I can get more work done with less commands. With C++ or BASIC, I wind up writing three to five times as many commands to get half as much work done as I could in Revolution."
      * Insbesondere die Textfunktionen sind unschlagbar. I'm particularly intrigued by Revolution's text chunking capabilities and hypertext linking. Finding the third word of the second line of a paragraph is easy to do in Revolution. Trying do do that in C++ or BASIC would require writing an entire subprogram and debugging it, and it still wouldn't offer as many features as Revolution's much simpler text chunking commands.
      * Leider verwenden professionelle Programmierer nur das, was sie schon kennen. I think the problem is that most professional programmers are too enamored of languages like C++ and Java and don't want to consider more productive, but lesser known alternatives such as REALbasic, Delphi, or Revolution.
      * Deswegen sind die Chancen für ein Livecode-Buch sehr gering (Hauke hat es geschafft!)...too many people don't want to stray from the comfort of what they already know, which is what they've learned in school -- C++. As a result, the book market for such alternative programming tools is close to nothing.
      * Der größte Markt sind die Nicht-Pogrammierer. I think the best way to market Revolution is to target non-programmers, since these people will find Revolution's language intuitive and easy to learn, and these are the type of people who don't want to study years just to learn how to write a simple program in C++ or BASIC.
      * Der Name Revolution ist vielleicht nicht der Beste. Besides the small potential market for a Revolution for Dummies book, the title alone might convey images of Marxist revolutions and wind up getting the book banned from most parts of the world.
      Antwort des Interviewer: Hmm, perhaps you are right, we might need to call it something else...
      Ja, Livecode!

    • #42015
      Klaus Major
      Verwalter

      Das Interview ist 17 Jahre alt, aber aktuell wie nie!

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