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DIGFM: Leveraging LiveCode (10/12/2017; Santa Clara, CA)

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October DIGFM Meeting

Leveraging LiveCode


Kevin Miller will provide a live demo of the LiveCode for FM product, recently released at FileMaker DevCon 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona with a successful demo to a standing-room only crowd. Kevin’s demo to DIGFM now has some very exciting new capabilities never shown before, including some of the newest LiveCode features like Autocomplete and Live Errors recently added to the LiveCode IDE script editor.


What is LiveCode for FM?

Using LiveCode for FM, FileMaker developers can build any number of FileMaker plug-ins running within FileMaker Pro. These plug-ins can be either faceless or GUI based, passing data and calculated results back and forth between the plugin and your FileMaker custom app. And best of all, you don't have to learn to program in Java or C++ to get your plug-in working. Unlike developing a plug-in using the C++ language and the FileMaker API, LiveCode for FM refreshes your plug-in in real-time without requiring a restart of your FileMaker solution.


What is LiveCode?

Remember that amazing user-centered development tool from the 1980's named HyperCard? LiveCode is the modern day replacement for HyperCard, capable of converting your old stack files and running HyperTalk code. But LiveCode goes way beyond HyperCard, enabling you to build standalone apps for macOS, Windows, Linux, IOS, Android, HTML5, and web server platforms. LiveCode provides developers with the ability to call operating system APIs written in other languages and also build their own GUI widgets for the LiveCode IDE toolbar. LiveCode can also directly execute any OSA compatible language installed on your computer (AppleScript, JavaScript, VBScript).


LiveCode for FM brings it's native app building functionality into FileMaker. Drag-drop to create a full user interface experience, include rich graphics and multimedia, write code in English to crunch data from any source, or integrate your FileMaker app with the operating system or web APIs. Discover how the combination of LiveCode and FileMaker will bring infinite possibilities to your FileMaker development.


KevinHeadshot.jpgAbout the Speaker

Kevin Miller is the founder and CEO of LiveCode. Since the first release of what was then Revolution, Kevin has passionately evolved the company and product. He manages a global team and a modern technology company. The product itself is enormously advanced from its early roots and now renamed LiveCode, but retains Kevin’s vision of powerful yet simple programming for everyone.


Date & Time

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


FileMaker Auditorium
5201 Patrick Henry Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95054


1_40S305_front_1.png?itok=LxJl1vmSDoor Prize for this meeting

TCL 40-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV provided by LiveCode Ltd. For a chance to win, you must successfully RSVP at FMPUG with a valid e-mail address by Thursday, Oct.12, 11:00 am PDT, and be physically present. (You'll know that you succeeded if you receive a confirmation e-mail from This week we will be sharing your e-mail address with LiveCode Ltd. unless you exempt yourself from the door prize by putting "Do Not Share" in the Additional Comments field when you RSVP.)


RSVPrize for "Leveraging LiveCode". (Even a "No" adds you to our mailing list for six months.)

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