I’m learning Max but I’d really like to ‘get under the hood’ so to speak.
Or perhaps there is another language that would be beneficial to learn and still allow me to delve deeper into Max…?
Some thoughts on Java:
A backside for a beginner is that it is more complex in sytax and you need to work with so-called libraries. To have maximums assistance while writing/learning Java I would recommend you to use an IDE such as eclipse for writing. here is a good tutorial to get Eclipse installed and running: http://compusition.com/web/articles/maxmsp-eclipse
And if after all that you feel like learning more try to take a look into C/C++ to write your own externals…. :)
Anyhow coding is fun!!!
Adam – Thanks for the link, I thought this must have been a question already asked….
Jan – thanks ever so much for the detailed response, it’s very helpful. I’ve learnt a little of both languages and as I’d prefer to get stuck in at the deep end I may concentrate on Java and then move to C perhaps. I just want to make sure I’m learning the language that will be most useful from a max perspective as I don’t have a great deal of time.
Ever so slightly off topic but digging around I’ve realised that Ruby might also be a useful language to learn with regards to Max/MSP? I like Ruby so this could be an option.
Any thoughts from anyone on this?
Thanks in advance.