I should start by saying I don't want to bother learning Obj-C. I'm sure it's a great language and everything but I primarily use Java and C++ and platform portability is important to me. I just don't see the point of learning another C-variant language when it's only used on a single platform. I was going to try out Cocoa-Java but apparently Apple has discontinued it since Tiger. Where does that leave me? Basically I just want to be able to use IB for my GUIs Someone recently made me aware of something called AppleScript Studio, which lets you build full-fledged applications with AS! Well, I used to use AS all the time back in the days of OS9 so I don't think I'd have to learn a whole new language (unless it's changed that much). The kinds of applications I'm going to be developing are pretty simple, but it's absolutely necessary for me to have solid XML support. Does ASS have a good XML parser built-in? Thanks for your help.