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1818 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2005 5:45 AM by Hunter Morris
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2005 7:22 PM (in response to Hunter Morris)Answer to your no. 3:
(1) Go to http://www.apple.com
(2) Click on Developer at top of page
(3) Click Log In and log in
(4) Click Downloads
(5) Click Developer Tools under Downloads
Hope this helps.
iMac Mac OS X (10.2.x)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2005 9:42 PM (in response to Hunter Morris)
1.) What programming language does the average mac program use?
Mac programs are written in all sorts of languages. The two biggest factors are: What languages do you already know? and What do you want to do?PowerMacs: G5 1.6 GHz, G4 PCI 400 MHz (Yikes!); PowerBooks: G3 (Kanga/3500), Mac OS X (10.3.9), Yikes! Overclocked to 450, broken internal USB
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2005 3:13 AM (in response to Hunter Morris)Hi Hunter,
- You can choose between a couple of languages which are all used regularly. RealBasic is one (not supported by XCode) , AppleScript is an easy to learn and quite powerful scripting language from Apple, Java another one which is platform independent (more or less) and finally, the native Coca OS X language, Objective-C / Cocoa which is used for most applications written for Apple OS X.
- You find examples on Apples Developer pages, a good starting point is here: Sample Code
VolkerDualG4, 12PB, iPod3G, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2005 5:35 AM (in response to Hunter Morris)And if you are looking for scripting language options, perl, python, tcl (among others), and the usual Unix shell scripting conventions are available, too. Some have bridges to the Cocoa frameworks for GUI and other kinds of development, and others are easily integrated with same.G5 2x1.8GHz 1.25 GB RAM; G4 400; G3 iBook 700, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2005 10:52 PM (in response to Hunter Morris)If by average mac programs you mean Safari, Word, Mail, Address Book, iTunes, etc. then chances are very good that they are written primarily in Objective-C and calling Cocoa API or primarily in C++ and calling Carbon API.
If by average mac program you mean what Joe (or Josephine) Little Guy writes, then all kinds of languages are used.dual 1.8 GHz powerpc G5, Mac OS X (10.4.2)