My First Cocoa App

Well, I finally decided to sit down with Project Builder
and see if I could come up with something really basic,
really quick. Having always been a big fan of "http://www.curtin.edu.au/conference/cybermind/papers/
borzysko.html">"hacker demos"
of olde, I decided
to write a little app that was nothing more than a
shaded, boucing line (my 'hello world' app). So I did, in Objective C, and
used Interface Builder to create a nice looking little
interface wrapped around it. The whole thing took me about
two hours, and I used a quite different, also simple
app's source framework as a starting point (so this is not at all
an the most efficient or even what you could call a
slightly
optimized app...but hey, two hours).


Anyway...take a look if you're interested at: "http://www.blakespot.com/rmagic.tar.gz">
rmagic.tar.gz
To extract, download it to a dir on
your OS X system and issue a:


gunzip < rmagic.tar.gz |
gnutar xvf -

...and the .app should pop out
just
fine.
Playing with some OpenGL sample code presently, so
we'll see where that goes. I gotta say though -- I've
never seen a development environment as just
straight-out excellent as what OS X provides--
it's gotten even better since its original incarnation as
NeXTSTEP. Truly amazing.

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