In OSX, write your app in the language you like.
September 16, 2002 11:31 AM
Two recent developments in the OSX software world make me believe lots of good stuff is on the way. The first is Camel Bones
"is a framework that allows many types of Cocoa programs to be written entirely in Perl". So, you don't have to write your app in Objective C (or Java); you can write all the logic in Perl and wrap it up in sheep's clothing
. If you are a Ruby coder, you can look like a sheep too
The salient language agnosticism of OSX makes me hopeful that more and more applications written by individuals or small teams of people will emerge. Why would I be hopeful of that? Well, IMHO, small groups of people make the most innovative, timely and bloat free software, instead of 38 meg application binaries. This was true of Quicktime which was originally written by five developers. NetNewsWire is written by one guy.