Many applications are available to write software. Most of them are very complicated, and you'll need to start from scratch if you want to learn using it: it is based upon an unfamiliar language, with its own separate grammar/syntax.
Amongst the many approaches is one, that builds upon the use of the English language. If you know English, you can make a "quick start". This type of scripting language was introduced to "the rest of us" when HyperCard was made available on the Apple Macintosh, during the latter part of the eighties in the twentieth century - now some twenty years ago. The scripting language was called HyperTalk. From that idea some interesting applications have evolved.
One of those tools is called Runtime Revolution, which is still very actively being developed. While writing this review about version 2.9, version 3.0 is on its way to be released during the autumn of this year. When I was discovering the possibilities of HyperCard, I was fascinated. Looking into the state of affairs now reminds me of that period, and I must say - after all these years - I can still get enthusiastic about this subject. So here are my impressions in the summer of 2008: