Episode 7

Published on:

12th Nov 2022

Decker, Lil, and a good dose of HyperCard nostalgia

Kerri and Ash have spent some time with Decker—created by John Earnest—which bills itself as:

a multimedia platform for creating and sharing interactive documents, with sound, images, hypertext, and scripted behavior.

It's a new take on HyperCard, a classic Mac app from the 80s and 90s that both of our hosts share their nostalgia for.

If you're getting started with Decker, here are the 3 key resources mentioned during the conversation:

Check out the interactive Decker decks that our hosts made and deployed:

The Lil script that Ash describes for adding a row to a grid is:

on addItem do
todoList.value: insert
into todoList.value


Kerri mentions getting her Panic Playdate midway through. If you're wondering what that is, you can find out all about it on https://play.date/.

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About the Podcast

I'd Rather Be Scripting
Adventures in Technology Tangents
Ash and Kerri go on mostly random tangents about technology, music, photography, and just about anything else. You never know what you'll hear!

About your hosts

Ash Ryan Arnwine

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Here! #DevRel human. #JavaScript hacker. #vinyl newb. Life tourist.
 Wouldn't you rather be scripting?

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Kerri Shotts

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Principal Product Manager for UXP @Adobe, #JavaScript fangirl, Technical writer, Photographer, #Trans (she/her), #Atheist. All opinions are my own.

On Mastodon (@kerrishotts@mastodon.cloud): https://mastodon.cloud/@kerrishotts