View Full Version : Programming on a mac

13th May 2004, 07:50 PM
Hi everyone. Second post here, First post about lappys can be found here: http://www.appletalk.com.au/forums/index.p...ct=ST&f=3&t=592 (http://www.appletalk.com.au/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=592) (it may be relevant)

and I'm a bit of a mac noob.

Actually I am a complete mac noob!

Anyways more to the point. I am currently looking at getting a laptop. Normally I would go straight for a PC based one. But I really like the size and look of the mac 12" lappy's. And added to the fact that OSX is based around unix, I think I should be sweet for what I want to do. Also having another type of architecture to play around with would be fun. Already got a windows box, and a linux server. A mac would be new ground to play on.

I want it for uni. I am doing a computer science course. Which means lots of programming and messing around. Most of it is done on unix machines.

So my question is this. Who here programs on a mac? Are there any good IDE's available? I know I could use gcc, but is there anything along the lines of MS's IDE's?

13th May 2004, 07:57 PM
Apple provides a wide range of developer tools for free with a new Mac or for download. You should look in to Xcode on Apples website. The only programming I do on my Mac is Perl and Javascript nothing special. Apple also have their own scripting language which can do an awful lot on a Mac.

13th May 2004, 08:31 PM
http://developer.apple.com will be your bible for the next 3 years :P

13th May 2004, 09:31 PM
Thanks for the link. I am checking it out right now.