Programming Without Knowing How to Program
June 2, 2011 2:01 PM Subscribe
Programming a program if you have very little programming experience.
posted by thisperon to computers & internet (24 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
So...this question is a bit farfetched. I don't know much about programming. I've cracked open a few books in the past and have written some VERY BASIC stuff, but nothing much more complicated than "hello world" and some stuff on Python.
I have an idea for a software program that would be, minimally, like a sticky notes type application. Because I can't find a single stickynotes software program that meets my requirements (and I've been searching for years!), I am willing to sweat blood to create something like this for myself (and even share it with others, if they want it.)
Is there any type of programming language I can learn to execute my GRAND STICKY NOTES VISION? (Is there were I cackle with madness here?) I don't mind putting years (but not decades) into this, since I've been interested in programming for a while now.
If I had the money, I'd probably just hire a programmer and give him/her the ideas so they can execute it for me, but I don't have the dough. I also feel like I have such exact and specific requirements that it might be easier if I do this myself instead of driving some poor person crazy. I guess I'm obsessed with slick looking, electronic sticky notes. Yes, it's scary. If it matters, the platform would be for Mac. My ideal would be that it would look visually integrated with other Mac software. It would have zoom capabilities, calendars, all kinds of crazy shit in it.
Suggestions on how I could make such a program myself? I know it's like saying I want to walk the moon, how do I build my spaceship to get there, but I feel like I need to start somewhere. So here we are.
Thanks in advance.