designer?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by nate13, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. nate13 macrumors 6502

    nate13

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    #1
    This goes out to all the programmers and designers:
    what does it take to become one for the mac platform?
    I like the interface, but would like to do something more. is there a way i could teach myself? books? apps? it seems like its a cool platform to work with, but do you need special training? just a thought :D
    nate
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    To Program in C or C++ Use XCode.

    For Java, use any text editor, or down load jGrasp http://www.jgrasp.org/

    TEG
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  4. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    http://www.programmersheaven.com thats a good start. Umm... you can use Fast Light Tool Kit with Mac's, FLTK, which works real well when porting to other systems like Linux, Windows, Unix, etc. (Well mac is unix based). Anyways, I'd use FLTK if you're programming for a multi-platform, but it doesn't have the window scheme like the other systems do. IT has its own grey scheme. For programming macs, just do a search or that. If you want an example code of FLTK (its so simple) just ask and I'll post it. The FLTK source code is so easy to read through and see how to use properties (provided that you've programmed before) you can learn it just by the source. BTW it uses C/C++ programming style. You know

    int function1(int, int);
    int function1(int x, int y)
    {
    int z = x + y;
    return z;
    }
     
  5. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to do Cocoa programming with Objective-C i recommend a book by Aaron Hillegass... http://www.bignerdranch.com/products/cocoa1.shtml

    very good book.. i'm awaiting a more advanced book to come out as well... here's for hoping.

    you can get xcode for free from developers.apple.com
     
  6. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i'm not sure what you mean about designing for the Mac platform? :confused: do you mean interface design, stuff like that? i really dont' know how to get into that stuff...
     

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