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The Revolution Programming System

What is "Revolution"?

Revolution is a complete program development system to make applications for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.  It lets you do very rapid prototyping and make standalone working applications for all platforms, using any platform for development.

Revolution is object-oriented and already has user interface controls like buttons, fields, scrollbars etc. built-in.   It allows interfacing with the Internet protocols, many data base systems and the local file system.

The most impressive aspect of Revolution is its Transcript language, and these pages contain tutorials for Revolution and Transcript.

Transcript is a high-level language that looks a lot like plain English, but is very well defined.  It is interpreted and also compiled, so it is quite fast.

Where to get it

Best place is directly from the Revolution site.

It is also available on the CD included with the book "Beginning Programming for Dummies".  That version is Revolution 2.1 which is quite old, but is fully functional and does not expire.

Tutorials

I particularly like the Transcript language (now called Revolution also) because it is the most respectful of my criteria for programming languages.

Therefore I have written a few tutorials on getting started with Revolution and Transcript.

Revolution and Hypercard

Revolution is a dramatically improved version of Hypercard.  Hypercard was itself inspired by SmallTalk.





next planned revision: 2006-11-30