You need a client to write and run Appium scripts. You'll want to become very familiar with your client documentation (as well as the documentation of any Selenium client that the Appium client depends on) since that will be your primary interface to Appium.
To learn more about clients, read our Client Intro.
These clients are currently maintained by the Appium team:
|Appium Java client
|Appium Python client
|Appium Ruby Core client (Recommended)
Appium Ruby client
|Appium .NET client
These clients are not maintained by the Appium team and can be used with other languages:
In general, any W3C WebDriver spec-compatible client will also integrate well with Appium, though some Appium-specific commands may not be implemented in other clients.
If you maintain an Appium client that you would like to be listed in the Appium docs, feel free to make a PR to add it to this section with a link to the documentation for the client.