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applescript vs xcode

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sunt622 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 15, 2012 2:07 PM

Im use to program about twenty years ago in machine code and Basic but that was twenty years ago. I understand the concepts of programming and would like to get into it again but Im not really sure where to start. I could see the hobby expanding commercially maybe but for know Id like just to get back into it again. I cant think of a better machine to start with then the Mac. Would I have anything to gain by learning applescript, would I be better off learing C first, but what about Xcode. Is there anyone out there how could give me some advice so I can make a SWAG instead of a WAG at were to start?

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Sunt622

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to sunt622)

    I suggest going through the Xcode documentation, where you'll learn to make apps. AppleScript is an app management language. See it's guide. Once you get that sorted out, then peruse the developer forums.

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  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to sunt622)

    Are you in a paid Apple Developer Program?

     

    As for the title of your question....

     

    (apple) SCRIPT

     

    (x) CODE

     

    Scripting isn't coding.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 6:07 PM (in response to K T)

    I'm a bit bemused by that comment, since one can create AppleScripts that are apps and run them as such. Just saying.

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  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 6:12 PM (in response to baltwo)

     

    Those that can...code - everyone else writes scripts and brags to strangers on the bus.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 6:27 PM (in response to K T)

    Since I used to code in Basic, Algol, Fortran, Lisp, and PL1, among others, and still put together AS apps, I'll ignore that one.

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  • disguise Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to sunt622)

    I would second this from baltwo

     

     

    I suggest going through the Xcode documentation, where you'll learn to make apps. AppleScript is an app management language. See it's guide. Once you get that sorted out, then peruse the developer forums.

     

     

    I would add that you should get a book on Objective-C and one on Cocoa.

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