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Mac OS X

Getting Started

A guided introduction and learning path for developers new to Mac OS X.

Mac OS X is a uniquely powerful development platform, supporting multiple development technologies including UNIX, Java, the proprietary Cocoa and Carbon runtime environments, and a host of open source, web, scripting, database, and development technologies. The built-in Xcode Tools, combined with time-tested stability and performance characteristics, standards-based technologies, and remarkable user interface, make Mac OS X an amazingly multifaceted development platform. The current release, Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, brings developers revolutionary new technologies like Spotlight, Dashboard, Automator, Core Data, Core Image, and many others. These powerful additions to the modern, UNIX-based foundation make Mac OS X Tiger the most advanced operating system available. Read More ...

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Intuit Enhances QuickBooks for Mac: New Tiger Features and .Mac Integration
Intuit updated its QuickBooks: Pro 2006 for Mac application with the best of Tiger features to make a state-of-the-art Mac application.

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Essential information about Apple's Mac OS X operating system.

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Carbon Mailing List

Developers may ask questions or share knowledge with their peers from around the world in this discussion forum about Carbon development.

Cocoa Mailing List

Discussions regarding native Mac OS X application developments using Cocoa frameworks.

Darwin Mailing List

Technical discussion list for general Darwin software development. This does not include Carbon, Cocoa, or Darwin Streaming Server.

Java Mailing List

Mailing list run by Apple about Java development on Mac OS.

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