Coding under NS 3.3 (for the newbie)

Started by dravier, February 27, 2006, 02:28:23 am

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dravier

By no means do I claim to be a good programmer, right now I doubt I could make little more than a "Hello World" app.  But it is something that I learned in college and would like to tool around with now.  For example, one of my favorite little apps to show off my NeXT is nxMP3.  I enjoy seeing my fellow computer-dork's gawk at fourteen year old hardware playing a MP3 and doing it well.  But, the only thing nxMP3 is missing is a nice frontend... this is the kind of thing I would like to build up to.    The main point of this is:  what environments for coding are there under NS 3.3?  What are other people using and what have you used?  Are there any online references for the OS to assist with specific internal calls?
dravier

Turbo Color slab NS 3.3

"a little rebellion now and then is a good thing"
- Thomas Jefferson

gaspar

Hi,
As far as I know there is just one official way to build GUI-based applications and today is your lucky day cause I have the solution: http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=132

If you want something text based then you have a ton of options.

Conincidentally like 5 years ago I started working on a front-end for nxMP3 as well.. I found it quite interesting too... I know I lost it cause the hard drive died.. I think the only mediocre thing I have is a term-based pdksh script that will let you select the song you want to play.

Today I resucitated the black hardware, once I have it on the network I'll share that with you if you're interested..

Bye
Gaspar

dravier

Thanks for the offer.  Would love to see what you've worked on... what are others using?  I am curious about both GUI and CLI coding.  Thanks for the input.
dravier

Turbo Color slab NS 3.3

"a little rebellion now and then is a good thing"
- Thomas Jefferson

Mike_H

Quote from: "dravier"Are there any online references for the OS to assist with specific internal calls?


http://www.channelu.com/NeXT/NeXTStep/3.3/nd/index.html

There's also a NEXTSTEP programming reference online but I don't know how helpful it would be with internal calls.

http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58

I'm new to this too so I'd be interested to see the frontend you come up with for nxMP3.
Mike