MakeBot
MakeBot
1.4.2
4.4
0.0
MakeBot free download for Mac

MakeBot for Mac1.4.2

20 July 2009

Python IDE designed for students to start programming quickly.

What is MakeBot for Mac

MakeBot is a simple IDE for Python. It is designed to allow students to start programming as quickly and easily as possible.

For my Lunar Repair Yard course, I needed an IDE for students to use which was intuitive and quick to learn. The command line works well once you know how, but I wanted to have the absolutely shortest learning curve possible so my students could get to the fun stuff right away. The interface is simple and elegant, not covered with buttons and side panels so as to not confuse the subject: your program.

What's new in MakeBot

Version 1.4.2:
  • Works on Intel and PowerPC Maces, OSX 10.4 or greater
  • New mpkg installer that has separate parts for applications, frameworks, and site-packages/MakeBot.pth.
  • Includes universal binary forms of pygame, OpenGL, numarray, PyObjc, and py2app.
  • Publish command works for some programs but not all. We're still working on this. Patches welcome.
  • When run the first time, Python is the default Builder, instead of (None).
  • Uninstaller is included, for those who have previous versions of MakeBot.
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Name
Name
May 3 2006
1.0
4.3
May 3 2006
4.3
Version: 1.0
This is a great application, creating such an application must be an enormous effort. Here are the best features in my eyes: - Interactive split view (for run-time and scripts) - Great syntax colouring - Drag and drop. - Automatic saving on run - Automatic calculation of run-time - Smart reports on script execution and failure Wish list: - Customisable fonts - Remember window position & size - Better buttons (consider brushed metal, with mini textured buttons - Favourites menu for scripts This is the best tool to learn Python, absolutely.
Pigzelner
Pigzelner
Jan 3 2006
0.9
4.5
Jan 3 2006
4.5
Version: 0.9
Nice! I like this one much better than PythonIDE, which lacks color syntax. I can't find any gui debug options in MakeBot, but I guess that's ok for a newbie like me! Since the MakeBot has a very friendly user interface (like one-click on a button to run your program), I recommend it to everyone who are similar to me, those who are learning Python.
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4.4
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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