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LiveCode’s English-like language makes it the easiest and most fun programming environment available. Bring just an inquisitive mind and a task you want to solve or an application you want to write – no programming skills required. Whatever you want to make, whether it's a simple game, an interactive presentation or a tool for cataloging your plant collection, LiveCode makes it easy. LiveCode is used for a multitude of purposes by individuals around the world, and taught in K-12 (high school) and at University level.
Imagine if you could use the language you already know to write your own software. Instead of learning a soup of arcane symbols or the esoteric and formulaic shorthand that plague traditional programming languages, you could write simple expressive statements. Imagine if you could write just a little code and start to see the results – as well as test – right away. Imagine if everything you worked on was always live, always running and you didn’t need to wait to see the results. Fortunately you can with LiveCode.
Professionals, educators, students and hobbyists alike all tell us that programming in LiveCode is fun! The LiveCode language combined with the easy-to-use no-compile coding model mean you’ll start to see results faster than you would in any other language. In fact – and it's a story we’ve heard our customers tell us again and again – people have more fun programming with LiveCode than they’ve ever had programming a computer. Many of our hobbyist customers would never have learned programming if it wasn’t for LiveCode.
To get an idea of just how much easier it is to program in LiveCode we recommend you start by taking a look at some of the examples we have on this site. Check out Text and Data Processing. Take a look to see LiveCode compared with other languages. You’ll notice that a single line of English-like LiveCode, with a minimum of symbols, can often accomplish something that takes several lines and dozens of symbols in other languages. Which language would you rather use? You might also want to take a look at our Multimedia Features for some simple code examples for working with different types of media.
LiveCode puts a dazzling array of features at your fingertips. Create your own iOS (iPhone or iPad) application or deploy to the Desktop. Create your own completely custom multimedia experience. Apply powerful visual effects, drop shadows and blend mode effects to any object. Process text and crunch data. Or build a Web application. The choice is yours.
LiveCode is easy to get started and learn. For many of you all you want to do is create your own application. Some of you will want to go on to peruse programming as a career. If that’s you then make no mistake – LiveCode programming is still programming, and you’ll learn all the concepts of modern programming you might need, whether in LiveCode or in any number of other environments you might be required to use later in your career.
And we’ve made it easy for you to start out now and upgrade later. You can upgrade LiveCode at any time to a Commercial License, simply by paying the difference in price between the Personal License and the Commercial License.
There must be a reason that 89% of LiveCode users say they would recommend us. We hope you can make the time to find out a little bit more about us and discover why for yourself. Start out by downloading our free 30 day trial, then head over to our Lessons section to get started.