March 24, 2007 04:34 | Technology / WebTech

What is code?

A picture is worth a thousand words...

The premise of the linked article is to show how one can create a web browser in "one line of code" using a bunch of stuff that more or less comes with Mac OS X. "One line of code" is meant to infer extreme easiness...

It is far from easy. It is a very complex set of procedures, tying together a whole bunch of "code" that has been written for you and presented in a visual environment. Sort of like Yahoo! Pipes, and Max/MSP.


I don't assume one line of code means a development project for non-developers. Even though the article is very detailed, anyone having a minimum experience with Xcode will confirm how easy it is to integrate a web client in a Cocoa application. And that's interesting.

BTW -- I worked for the autor of the article (Martin Simoneau) a few years ago .. He's from Montreal :)