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Lingo Sorcery: The Magic of Lists, Objects and Intelligent Agents, 2nd Edition

Lingo Sorcery: The Magic of Lists, Objects and Intelligent Agents, 2nd Edition

Peter Small

ISBN: 978-0-471-98615-7

Jan 1999

590 pages

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Have you wanted to acquire that essential programming edge which will allow you to harness the full power of lists and objects? Are you looking to create innovative Director products for the Internet at the highest level of technical expertise? Have you reached that stage of using Lingo where the only next step you can take is to finally understand object-oriented programming?

If you have said "yes" to any of the above, you have the right book in your hands. It is the first choice of both professionals and learners alike and is the most frequently recommended book on the Director User Internet forums for understanding the black art of OOPS and taking Lingo programming to areas the manuals never reach.

THis second edition covers two major advances in Director which have opened up new vistas to users. Behaviours are easy to conceptualize, and allow those who have very little programming knowledge to design an object-orientated programming (OOP) style. The new Application programming Interface (API) introduced along with a set of Net Xtras has transormed Director from aclosed application into an open system, allowing it to become the new killer app for thr Internet and the Web.

What readers said about the first edition...

· ...for my money it's the best Director book in the market.

· Lingo Sorcery is amazing. It's not a "how to" book per se, (though it has lots of how to in it) it's a "how to" book with a lot of accompanying thoughts on how most effectively to think about OOP and multimedia design from an organic point of view.

· In my opinion, Lingo Sorcery is easily the best info on OOP for Lingo.

· I am finally starting to get the hang of OOPing, but I heard Peter's book is awesome.

· See some crazy (but interesting) examples of ways to use OOP with Lingo, read Lingo Sorcery by Peter Small. It's amazing. It will really get your creative juices flowing.

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Making an Independent Object.

Adding Sophisticated Features to Objects.

Getting Object-Oriented.

Messages, Control and Feedback.

The Ancestor Portal.

The Basis of Complex Objects.

The Mechanics of Linear Lists.

The Mechanics of Property Lists.

Using Lists.

Messages and Message Paths.

Using Lists in Message Paths.

The Object-User Interface.

Object-Controlled Menus.

Magical Tricks with Lists and Objects.

Making a Paint Box with a Memory.

Intelligent Button and Palette Objects.

The Magic of MIAW Objects.

Using MIAW Objects.


Intranets, Kiosks and Avatars.


"...Plenty of good advice is dispensed on techniques for using objects and lists to best effect. At this price the book is value for money...", , , Computer Bulletin, November 1999 #