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07-07-15, 12:36 AM   #1
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Post Hiring A Teacher

Hello. I am extremely new, but inspired to custom UIs.

I do not believe nor, do I expect to have someone just sit down and teach me how to build a whole UI but I am looking for someone to help me in that process. (LUA)

I am paying this person for their time, but I do expect some sort of result. I work best on step by step procedures and am a visual person. I can meet on your schedule via skype or any other medium you wish. I have little programming experience. If you are interested please post something you have done and your interest.

Most of the tutorials and resources I have stumbled on seem to be outdated. I tried making an addon but it says incompatible.

Thanks for your time, sorry if this is vague, its 3 am.

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07-07-15, 04:28 AM   #2
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I think these kind of requests rarely get any response. People are not willing to dedicate that kind of time, paid or not.

That being said, there are lots of people on here willing to help with more specific problems. You should ask specific questions, or ask for examples of something.

Your addon being listed as incompatible simply means that you didn't specify a good interface version in the ToC file. For patch 6.2 it's 60200.
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07-07-15, 05:49 AM   #3
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Buy a copy of World of Warcraft Programming, Second Edition. Written for coding during Wrath of the Lich King, the companion website http://www.wowprogramming.com is current. All the basic fundamentals of learning WoW's Lua is in the book, and all that stuff is still very valid.

For updated references to WoW's API, see both the link above and http://wow.gamepedia.com/Portal:Interface_customization
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07-07-15, 08:04 AM   #4
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First thing is first, it is Lua not LUA as the name is Portuguese for "moon".

If you cannot happen upon a teacher, or vice-a-verse, you can read up in the Tutorials & Other Helpful Info section of the forums.
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07-07-15, 08:57 AM   #5
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Thanks people. I really appreciate the responses!

I hope you have a great day today.
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07-07-15, 10:47 AM   #6
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I'd say looking at addons that are already working helps A LOT.

Understanding how someone build an addon really helps with Lua.

If you are stuck on something specific this forum this pretty awesome and will help with nearly everything.
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07-07-15, 12:50 PM   #7
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Also feel free to join the IRC channel:

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07-07-15, 01:33 PM   #8
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I'm allowed to ask why you want to create an UI in Lua? Just for fun? Or do you have a special idea that can't be done with an AddOn Compilation? (very unlikely)
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07-07-15, 05:05 PM   #9
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I've seen some amazing work such as RealUI, SVUI, etc that I really like. Often these things break or have issues and to be honest I would just like to be able to give back by helping work on/fix addons and such.
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07-07-15, 10:31 PM   #10
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I would suggest starting by working on small addons to do some simple things and building up your understanding of the system from there. Nothing will burn you out faster than to dive into a fully customized UI and scramble to attempt to understand what's going on. I suggest starting with the game and widget APIs. After you have a good handle on the core concepts of the environment, then you could take a look at the Ace framework and other user-created libraries. Many addons use these libraries, so knowledge in them would be helpful when debugging.
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07-08-15, 02:19 AM   #11
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Having released my first addon just a few weeks ago there one piece advice I can give you.

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
I have found the people at Wow Interface to be very helpfull.
Without their advice and answers Historia wouldn't have been released.

Oh, and prefare for a fun journey, learning Lua and Xml has been rewarding.
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07-08-15, 04:41 AM   #12
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Awesome stuff. I got that book that was mentioned above, it arrives today.

EDIT - For example, I went over to wowprogramming.com and there is an example addon called HeyTHere. I copied the addon and it says incompatible.

Addon itself:

Code:
SLASH_HEYTHERE1 = "/hey"
SLASH_HEYTHERE2 = "/heythere"
SlashCmdList["HEYTHERE"] = function(self, txt)
    if UnitExists("target") then
        SendChatMessage("Hello " .. UnitName("target"), "SAY")
    else
        SendChatMessage("Hey there everybody!")
    end
end
TOC:
Code:
## Interface 60200
## Title:  Hey There!
## Notes:  Provides slash commands to greet other players.

HeyThere.lua
Now my guess would be, something to do with the addon code is outdated?

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07-08-15, 06:12 AM   #13
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You're missing the : after Interface

So it should be

## Interface: 60200
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07-08-15, 06:16 AM   #14
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LOL! Boy do I have a long way to go.
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07-08-15, 06:22 AM   #15
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Most of the errors are readble ingame, BugSack helps aswell.
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07-09-15, 12:11 PM   #16
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Do you a specific idea you'd like to work towards? What would your ideal future addon be?
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07-16-15, 10:00 AM   #17
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I have been approached by several authors asking for advice, examples and lessons which I am glad to give when I can spare the time. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

On a side note: When I started writing the modular version of SVUI, I honestly had other developers/contributors in mind.
I really tried to keep the code syntactical and clean but user requests and one-offs have a way of unraveling initial concepts. Keep this in mind with future projects.
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