LiveCode’s English-like language makes it the easiest and most fun programming environment available. With just an inquisitive mind and no programming experience LiveCode can be used to get kids into programming quicker and easier than any other programming language. Whether it's a simple game, an interactive program to show-off hobbies to classmates, or a program for their iPhone or iPad, the flexibility and ease of LiveCode combined with immediate results gets kids hooked. LiveCode is used for a multitude of purposes by individuals around the world, in a variety of educational environments.
Imagine if your pupils could use the language they already know to write software. Instead of having to spend valuable teaching time explaining a soup of arcane symbols or the esoteric and formulaic shorthand that plague traditional programming languages, you could teach simple expressive statements. Imagine if pupils could write just a little code and start to see the results – as well as test – right away. Imagine if everything you and your whole class worked on was always live, always running and you didn’t need to wait to see the results. Fortunately you can with LiveCode. Learn simple, memorable syntax and kids can start expressing their ideas right away.
“The simple user interface makes it un-intimidating, but it has the depth and power to hold the interest of the more experienced students…LiveCode is a marvelous teaching tool. I never want to give up using it.” Marty Billingsley, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools View Case Study
Teachers and students themselves - from the most inexperienced to those who are come to LiveCode already able to create their own impressive applications - 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 have results from day 1 - faster than any other language. You'll grab, and hold, kids attention from the start. In fact – and it's a story we’ve heard our customers tell us again and again – a simple, effective and fun approach to programming allows children to get more out of programming and the same time as building vital skills in computing more widely.
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. There is a great set of examples on the Text and Data Processing page. 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 offers a dazzling array of features pupils can draw on in creating their programming masterpieces. They could create their own iOS (iPhone or iPad) application or deploy to the Desktop. They could create their own completely custom multimedia experience. Apply powerful visual effects, drop shadows and blend mode effects to any object. Process text and data. Or build a Web application. The feature set builds excitement and capitalizes on, rather than limits, creativity with computers.
LiveCode is easy to get started and learn. For many children, creating their own application will be enough. Some will want to go on to peruse programming further - potentially even as a career. If that’s the direction they want to go in then make no mistake – LiveCode programming is still programming, and they will learn all the concepts of modern programming they might need, whether in LiveCode or in any number of other environments that they might be required to use later to pursue a successful career.
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.