JSCocoa and the iPhone

By : CVertex
Source: Stackoverflow.com

Now I have a stack of free time on my hands, I wanna get into iphone dev fo real.

But Objective C scares me (a bit). It feels I'm going a bit back in time. I say this because I've spent the last 8 months coding in C++.

JSCocoa looks awesome, but does this actually work on the iphone?

What would need to be done to get this working on the iphone?

By : CVertex


a bit of off topic, but: You shouldn't be scared of Objective-C. Of course the syntax looks ugly at first (it did to me), but after a while you get hooked to it. And since you've spent 8 months in C++ i presume you have a good grasp of C which already lightens your weight on learning objective-c!

By : Eimantas

With a Jailbroken iPhone, you can deffintely write applications in Python and Ruby (and probably JSCocoa, but I've never looked into it)

The problem is, to use PyObjC/RubyObjC (and most likely JSCocoa, and any other similar projects) you have to know how to use regular ObjC and Cocoa, as the frameworks are almost direct mappings to these.

See this answer, which can be summarised by..

I'm afraid that for the time being, you will need a basic grasp of ObjC in order to benefit from any language that uses Cocoa

By : dbr

(Replying here because I don't have enough 50 reputation)

We can discuss this here or on Google Code http://code.google.com/p/jscocoa/issues/detail?id=38

This video can help you solving your question :)
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