Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dashcode and Eclipse

Well I've been working on becoming a web programmer for a couple months now. I have created a couple applications that don't really do anything exciting, but the level of app complexity is increasing. I have even added an RSS feed so that there is a way to keep people updated with my javascript adventures. To check out my javascript page, go to: http://homepages.uc.edu/~brooksbl/js/

The thing that really helps with writing code is a syntax program that can help you see if you typed your code correctly or not. I was led to eclipse, an open source platform for writing code, by my friend and programming mentor Joey. I also kept seeing a program known as Dashcode on my Mac and tested it out a few times. Here are some screen shots of the two applications.

Eclipse:Link

Dashcode:


It might not look like much, but they are both helpful. The real key is having something that can pinpoint your mistakes, and both have that capability. Dashcode has tons of templates to make some real powerful web applications. You will probably see some of those as I get a grasp on it. I am just glad that I didn't have to pay for either one.

5 comments:

Cougar Abogado said...

These both sound pretty intense.

What are your thoughts on the relatively new Google App Inventor? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App_inventor

I imagine it may be a little bit of a different area, perhaps.

Barch said...

I think the app inventor is a great idea, unfortunately, I lack an android device, which is a prerequisite. Hopefully I will have one within the next 6 months. Also, hopefully by then I will have learned enough programming to actually be able to use it. Thanks for the tip.

Barch said...

By "use it" I was referring to the App Inventor, not the phone itself.

Anonymous said...

Large Marge sent me

Kathy said...

Large Marge sent me! LOL! So where do I get to read about your reviews of Michele Obama's fashion sense?