A funny thing happened today. A recruiter called me, looking not for a Java developer, but for a Cocoa developer.
My reaction was like the guards in Metal Gear Solid with the big exclamation points appearing over their heads. Not like I’d take a 4-6 week Cocoa gig — I’m full up editing java.net and ONJava and doing a little QuickTime for Java consulting on the side (to say nothing of poor neglected Lloyd). But I was unaware that there were real projects with real dollars attached to them (enough to hire recruiters in Atlanta) to develop Cocoa applications.
A small data point, but a really good sign that Mac OS X is really making headway in terms of mindshare, since getting a call means that there are businesses out there that want to write new Mac applications (or at least port to the Mac, which still means new apps for us).
For the comment section: what’s your feel for the Cocoa job market right now? Could you support yourself and your family on it?