Runtime Revolution Press Introduces New Book Series and Web Community
“Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought” by Dan Shafer

Edinburgh, Scotland
October 31st, 2003
Runtime Revolution Press today announces the imminent publication of
“Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought, Volume 1” by
software-development expert Dan Shafer. The ebook version will ship on
Monday, 3rd of November. A free sample chapter is available for for
download from ( from now until the
publication of the printed edition.

Authored with the needs of all developers – from novice to expert – in
mind, the book is written in a humorous, approachable, and conversational
style. This book is the first volume of a projected three-volume series,
which will take developers from the basics to the most advanced aspects of

Revolution’s user-centric approach to software development brings the power
of an advanced, multi-platform development tool to programmers and authors
at all levels of expertise. “I believe writing software should be easy. My
book and Runtime Revolution make that possible,” said Shafer. “I’ve used
countless languages and developer tools, and written books about most of
them, but Revolution is my platform of choice.”

Volume 1 introduces the Revolution development environment, the Transcript
programming language, and how to quickly build professional applications in
Revolution. Using the same interactive style that made him the best-selling
author with over sixty titles to his name, Dan explains how the rich
feature set of Revolution works, with clever, easy-to-understand examples.
Even the more complex aspects of Revolution development are explained in an
accessible style that’s understandable for everyone.

“This book is the perfect companion to Revolution,” said Kevin Miller, CEO
of Runtime Revolution. “It’s written in a clear, easy-to-understand style.
This book makes developing software in Revolution even easier! We’re
thrilled Dan chose us to publish it.”

Book & E-Book Special Offers

“Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought” is available in both print
and electronic formats.

– The print edition of Volume 1 can be pre-ordered on the web from Monday,
3rd November at (, and will be available in
four to six weeks. The cost is $47.00. The book comes with a CD that
includes a 30-day evaluation edition of Revolution, plus all the example
files used in the book. Purchasers also receive a discount coupon that
entitles them to a 15% discount off any edition of Revolution.

– The electronic edition will be available from Monday, 3rd November as a
subscription to all three volumes, plus membership in the RevolutionPros
online community Shafer has created for his readers at
( Readers can subscribe to the electronic
edition at three levels:
– Subscriber ($97.00 per year)
– Member ($137.00 per year)
– Leader ($197.00 per year)
All three levels include all three volumes of “Revolution: Software at the
Speed of Thought”, plus access to the RevolutionPros discussion boards. The
Member and Leader levels also include special features like advance access
to new chapters, discounts off the printed edition, direct access to Dan
Shafer for questions and advice, and more. See
( for details.

The second and third volumes will be published over the next six months.
Volume 2 will be published in January 2003, and introduced at MacWorld SF.
Volume 3 will be published in April 2004.

About Dan Shafer

Dan Shafer is a recognized authority in computing, having authored more
than sixty books on topics from artificial intelligence to Mac
productivity. He is an acknowledged expert in computer software development
using Apple Computer’s HyperTalk/HyperCard, and authored the highly
successful “HyperTalk Programming”. He has worked with companies suuch as
Oracle, Format Software, and Apple Computer. Dan believes programming
should be for everyone – and “Revolution: Software at the Speed of
Thought”, along with Revolution, now make that possible.

About Runtime Revolution Press

Runtime Revolution Press is the publishing arm of Runtime Revolution Ltd.,
the developers of Revolution, and forwards the company’s focus on bringing
user-centric development tools to all major platforms. The company produces
Revolution, Revolution Express, and Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor. Runtime
Revolution was founded in 1997 and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. For
more information or to download an evaluation copy of Revolution, please
visit the company on the web at (