Archive for September, 2007

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Development Update: Logic and a Timer

September 24, 2007

The version of Leopard that I’m now working on just became smarter due to the addition of conditional statements. This means that the traditional if-then-else commands can be used, which will allow for the creation of intelligent programs. In addition, a timer has also been added to the language.

This next release of Leopard is going to feel more like a programming language than any other version of the tool that’s come out before, but you can trust me when I say that this is a good thing, and the ease of use will still be exactly the same. If you don’t want to use the more advanced features, then you certainly don’t have to.

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Development Update

September 18, 2007

Development on the next version of Leopard has already commenced, and one of the most popular requests that we’ve received has been implemented, which is the ability to use multiple onclick events in a row.

When this version is released, you’ll also be able to use the new onopen and onclose commands to chain events together when your programs open and close.

Stay tuned for more development updates!

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Lumpkin County High School

September 7, 2007

I spent a couple of days this week serving as a guest speaker for three technology classes at nearby Lumpkin County High School, and it felt good to once again talk about and demonstrate Leopard in a classroom in front of students. I’d like to thank Jim Chamberlain for responding so favorably to Leopard and inviting me out to the school.

Only a few of the students from the three classes had done some HTML programming, but other than that, programming was new to them, especially on the desktop software side of things. In other words, Leopard is going to provide a very nice introduction for them.

Jim plans to start using Leopard in his curriculum as soon as next week, and I’ve been told that they’ll also be participating in our programming contest, which is great news!