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Weblog:   Apple and Developers
Subject:   Missing the Issue Indeed
Date:   2003-07-01 20:36:27
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Missing the Issue Indeed

Bravo, jmincey! Excellent reply to Mr.Economy.


It seems Apple it doing everything right with respect to developers: free access to up to date documentation, free developer tools, SDKs, etc.


Give it a time. When critical mass of development achieved and Mac OS X matures, it will become a platform of choice on desktop, no question about it.

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  • Missing the Issue Indeed
    2003-07-03 07:41:58  anonymous2 [View]

    Apple claim 300,000 registered developers. One wonders what would be a "critical mass of development".

    One also wonders what would constitute "maturity" with respect to OS X. Would that, perhaps, have to do with the broad range and flexibility of the APIs one can use to accomplish what one wants from the development point of view? Has anyone actually tried to use Quartz for text imaging?

    I find your article wanting for lack of specificity. And, if you really wanted to be insulting, the correct term would be "Mr. Economist."
    • Missing the Issue Indeed
      2003-07-03 10:53:29  anonymous2 [View]

      Sorry man I didn't mean to insult you. Please forgive me.

      About the critical mass and maturity:
      Mac OS X still is catching up with others: they just released Java 1.4, X11 is still coming, Cocoa is strong but still improving, Carbon has been having bugs worked out etc
      If you followed those developments from let's say 2000, you'd see how much Mac OSX changed.
      By critical mass I mean both the coverage of applications range and absolutely killer application (good example for now would be a Clicker)

      Good day, man and Peace!

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