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Post by Mark » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:44 am

Summer is nearing its end and schools are starting again. That seems a good moment to ask your attention for the book Programming LiveCode for the Real Beginner. I wrote this book in 2012-2013 and have sold numerous copies over the past 5 years --for which a big thank-you to the LiveCode community. Eventually, I decided to print a really huge pile, so it would never be out of stock and we'd be able to deliver immediately (depending on postal services and customs).

The fourth print of Programming LiveCode for the Real Beginner has been updated to include a number of new XML commands, which were introduced after the first release of the book. I have also added a few remarks about LiveCode 7 to the chapter on Unicode. Since the book deals with the basics of the LiveCode scripting language, which everybody needs to know, it continues to be very relevant, no matter which version of LiveCode you're using.

Only the paragraphs about the properties inspector need to be updated to reflect the changes in LC 9, but these paragraphs deal with the interface rather than scripting. There is no plan to rewrite the book, but I might eventually delete those paragraphs altogether if we ever get to producing a fifth print run.

Here is some information that you may want to know about the book:
- the book is not available as an e-book and it won't be, please don't ask for it;
- there are no plans to rewrite the book;
- we ship the book everywhere in the world, if we can physically get there (deliveries to Antarctica will take a while though) and shipping costs are included in the price;
- book shops and educational institutes and anyone ordering at least 10 copies may contact us for a discount;
- after you purchase the book, we will ask you to confirm your postal address;
- if you don't get an e-mail after you purchase the book, contact us and use a different e-mail address if you have tried to contact us before;
- you can win a free copy of the book (perhaps to give away to a friend) by liking the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LiveCode.Beginner (but make sure to keep an eye on the page);
- please fill out our survey at http://livecodebeginner.economy-x-talk.com/survey/ regardless of whether you have purchased/are planning to purchase the book;
- if you have any more questions, please contact support [a t] economy-x-talk.com

You can order the book at http://tinyurl.com/livecodebook and more info is available at http://tinyurl.com/livecodeblog
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Re: If you're new to LiveCode...

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:46 am

Congrats on the book update, Mark. I've taken the liberty of making your thread "sticky" for a while so it'll be at the top so newcomers can find it more easily.

If you want to keep it here in "Off Topic" that's okay, but people speak well of the book and it seems very on-topic so if you'd like me to move it to "Announcements" or another section just let me know.
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