Learn the main basic concepts for building computer applications through programming
In the most basic sense, programming means creating a set of instructions for completing some specific task. In this sense, many of our daily activities can be described as programmatic—they involve specific steps that often follow a set order.
In this general sense, our lives are filled with programs and programming. When you make your bed you follow certain steps in a programmatic fashion. The steps must be the correct ones and they must be in the correct order. If you want to make your grandmother’s favorite apple pie, you would ask her how to do it, and she most likely would send you a program—a recipe. A program is therefore also useful for replicating a product even if you are far removed from the original creator of the product.
Even though each programming language you use is unique, there are certain concepts common to all languages, including LiveCode’s scripting language. Let’s look at three of the most common concepts and structures used in programming.