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Just a beginner...

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corey



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
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Location: Minnesota

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 - 1:17 pm    Post subject: Just a beginner... Reply with quote

Since OS X's release, I've been really wanting to get into programming. Unfortunately, life (being a husband and a father) has not allowed me the time to follow through with it. After watching Steve's demo of Dashboard at MacWorld, I've been very excited about the possibility of Developinng Widgets. I'm fairly comfortable with HTML and CSS...would Dashborad/Widgets be a good place for me to start?
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blurry
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Joined: 03 Feb 2005
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Location: UK

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 - 4:16 pm    Post subject: Oh yes Reply with quote

Widgets would be a great place to start.

Widgets need to be driven by some logic (if the user does this, then do that, ...), and this logic is normally written in JavaScript. JavaScript is really straight-forward, and very easy to learn.

You can also use pretty much any other programming language you like in a widget. Java, Perl, Objective-C, etc, so there's plenty of technologies you can use.

Grab a book on JavaScript and get learning!

Good luck!

George.
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