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    piece of apple
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    Where the VB in the Mac World?
    Hi, im a young programmer, and i loved designing usefull little apps on my PC. Is there like a "Visual Basic of Mac" out there. Like, an easy little app used to design Macintosh projects?

    thanks

    ps. got the OS X Tiger installed on a Mac Rev 3 (2001), and loving it!

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    im as far from a programmer as it gets but im guessing u could try doing some cool stuff with applescript

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    If you were looking to build OS X (Cocoa) Apps you can download and install Xcode. Xcode is an Interface Builder and IDE. OS X apps are usually programmed in Objective C but can also be coded in C, C++ and Java.

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piece of apple
    Hi, im a young programmer, and i loved designing usefull little apps on my PC. Is there like a "Visual Basic of Mac" out there. Like, an easy little app used to design Macintosh projects?

    thanks

    ps. got the OS X Tiger installed on a Mac Rev 3 (2001), and loving it!
    I suggest you learn one (or all) of the following:

    1) Java.
    2) Python.
    3) Perl.
    4) C++.

    The learning curve will probably be steep but well worth the effort and the skills you learn will be far more useful in a professional sense later on.

    btw I'm an OLD programmer. :ninja:

    Amen-Moses

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    piece of apple
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amen-Moses
    I suggest you learn one (or all) of the following:

    1) Java.
    2) Python.
    3) Perl.
    4) C++.

    The learning curve will probably be steep but well worth the effort and the skills you learn will be far more useful in a professional sense later on.

    btw I'm an OLD programmer. :ninja:

    Amen-Moses
    oooh kk i got some learning to do then ... thanks bye :batman:

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    http://www.realsoftware.com/

    That's about as close to VB as you can get. You really might be better off learning Java, though.

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    piece of apple
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist
    http://www.realsoftware.com/

    That's about as close to VB as you can get. You really might be better off learning Java, though.
    wow that's a pretty good piece of software. nice find :headphone

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piece of apple
    oooh kk i got some learning to do then ... thanks bye :batman:
    Don't take my post negatively, if you want to just make decent apps for a Mac then AppleScript will more than cope but if you want to be platform independent then you need to learn the languages I posted about.

    Download Xcode and just play, you'll be amazed at what you can do with the likes of Java and Python and be fully confident that the same programs you write will run on ANY platform.

    Amen-Moses

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amen-Moses View Post
    Don't take my post negatively, if you want to just make decent apps for a Mac then AppleScript will more than cope but if you want to be platform independent then you need to learn the languages I posted about.

    Download Xcode and just play, you'll be amazed at what you can do with the likes of Java and Python and be fully confident that the same programs you write will run on ANY platform.

    Amen-Moses
    Amen-Moses but I had the impression that RealBasic is doing exactly that, providing a RAD plattform independent programing tool. That you can compile clear written c or c++ is well known but VB is (for me at least) used for quick and dirty adhoc apps. Now that I actually switched I'm looking for something I can use instead of VB. So whats wrong with RB ?
    there are always two sides of a story and 12 ways to sing a song or write some code. so whats wrong ?

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabby View Post
    Amen-Moses but I had the impression that RealBasic is doing exactly that, providing a RAD plattform independent programing tool. That you can compile clear written c or c++ is well known but VB is (for me at least) used for quick and dirty adhoc apps. Now that I actually switched I'm looking for something I can use instead of VB. So whats wrong with RB ?
    For quick and dirty RealBasic looks fine but if you want to eventually be a "professional" programmer (as if such a thing really exists, we're really all amateurs having fun ) then you will need to stretch a bit.

    Of course since I made that post the world has moved on, add Mono and Ruby-on-Rails with a smattering of PHP to that list.

    Amen-Moses

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    Where the VB in the Mac World?

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    Now it really makes sense to look at the dates, my posting was a gravedig! /me shall go and see the doctor.
    And to the topic are there pros ? Well there is those guys that have fun and there is linetypers
    there are always two sides of a story and 12 ways to sing a song or write some code. so whats wrong ?

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