1. Hey guys,

     

    First, I've just purchased the book and am really looking forward to learning from it and hopefully start making my own addons. As I was driving home with the book in the other seat, a thought struck me. I've been playing WoW since about 1 month after it hit stores, and I already knew what addons were (mods back then) from other games such as EQ and EQ2 so I became an avid WoW addon fanatic like so many others, but more importantly a forum reader from the addon community and the biggest issue I hear, and why most people drop their addons, is because every patch day it seems that the authors must update something within their code (the LUA I'm assuming). My question:

     

    Does this book, written in 2008 by the looks of it, explain how to update your addons/coding every tuesday for whatever changes Blizzard puts in their coding? A brief glance at the forums here, I was unable to find an answer, so I've posted this thread. Please forgive me if I missed it elsewhere.

     

    Many thanks,

     

    Tov

    Hey guys,

    First, I've just purchased the book and am really looking forward to learning from it and hopefully start making my own addons. As I was driving home with the book in the other seat, a thought struck me. I've been playing WoW since about 1 month after it hit stores, and I already knew what addons were (mods back then) from other games such as EQ and EQ2 so I became an avid WoW addon fanatic like so many others, but more importantly a forum reader from the addon community and the biggest issue I hear, and why most people drop their addons, is because every patch day it seems that the authors must update something within their code (the LUA I'm assuming). My question:

    Does this book, written in 2008 by the looks of it, explain how to update your addons/coding every tuesday for whatever changes Blizzard puts in their coding? A brief glance at the forums here, I was unable to find an answer, so I've posted this thread. Please forgive me if I missed it elsewhere.

    Well, there's nothing that can give you a how-to to update your addons when a new patch does come down the pipe.. but we do direct you to the proper resources.  The website is kept up to date as much as possible with the current state of the API.. and the team at Blizzard has been fantastic at posting the upcoming changes BEFORE the patch, and verifying the changes AFTER the patch.  This gives you plenty of time to work on the PTR to update your addons, or at least a rough guide for what you need to worry about anytime a new patch lands.

    Does that make sense?

    I think so yes :)) I'm still trying to grasp even the most basic understanding of LUA, XML and API's as my only previous coding knowledge is HTML and a little Visual Basic 14 years ago in school lol. But pretty much you're saying that authors and developers get the information from Blizzard pre-patch/changes to their API and you're able to impliment that in your current/new addons and test them out on the PTR (who has had its API changes etc) to ensure they work with live before it goes live... I think? lol

    Correct, you just have to stay on top of things!

    Well then that solves any issues I was having before getting started lol. Thank you for the swift reply!! Hopefully as I learn I won't have to bug you guys too much ;)