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wmoss

Registered
What are some good resources to learn how to use the tools and get started with programming for Mac OS X?

Obviously if you're waiting on these tools then you're planning on doing Cocoa development. (MPW, CodeWarrior, and the plain gcc tools have been around a while)

Apple seems to have big plans for further Cocoa docs, but right now most of it seems to be placeholders on: http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/macosx/Cocoa/CocoaTopics.html

Stepwise has some great developer articles but because of Apple's NDA's they haven't been encouraged to update them to feature Mac OS X info and screenshots.
http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/

Stone Design has some "newcomer" tutorials in the community section of their website:
http://www.stone.com/dev/DevCorner.html

The Omni Group has a page of developer resources in the community section of their website. Some tools. Some code. And a big mailing list of developers.
http://www.omnigroup.com/community/developer/

If anyone has any other tips for great places to get started, post them here. I need all the help I can get :)
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
I tried getting them but I have to sign up to be a member of the ADC..
I am a bit reluctant to to do because I do not know if there are any costs involved...are there any costs involved ???
 

endian

Dis Member
no cost at all. there are different levels of membership, but the tools are downloadable to online members, which is the free level.

There are also Select & Premier levels, which cost something like $400 & 1500 per year (i think) but they get CD mailings with dev tools, OS releases, etc.

Just sign up for the online level and go to the download section & grab it.

And remember your password; I must have signed up 3 times cause I keep forgetting mine. (they have strict rules about what passwords you can use)
 

wmoss

Registered
The tools are available for "free" but I'd strongly suggest anyone who's interested in toying around with them to pay the $400 and get the Select membership (or the $99 Student membership if eligible).

$400 is a lot of money for someone like me who doesn't write Apple software for a living. Nonetheless I am very interested in Apple software and seeing just what I can do with it as a hobbyist.

They send you lots of software. In the month I've been a member I've received 16 CD-ROMs of stuff (This will undoubtedly go down possibly to one a month) and I get access to the online seeding site where the latest and greatest pre-release software is posted. I'm under a strict non-disclosure agreement so I won't say anything more, but if you're a reader of the Mac rumors sites... Forget them. You'll be allowed full and legal access to much of the software they tout as "exclusive sneak previews". Even better you'll have it faster and with a full version to test on your own hardware rather than rely on their poor reviews to set your expectations about what's coming from Cupertino.

Besides software though, the big deal about a paid membership was access to the Developer TV Quicktime movies. Apple offers Quicktime movies of many of the sessions at the WorldWide Developer Conference from this year. They are fantastic introductions to everything specifically Macintosh. What's there to know? A LOT! This is absolutely an indispensible tool to attack the steep learning curve to learn about what it is to program a Mac (be it in Carbon, Cocoa, or whatever).

I'm not a shill trying to sell this stuff to anyone. I just want to say that I have zero reservations about having spent so much money for a paid membership and I'd strongly encourage others to look into it. Even at $400 it's a real bargain.
 
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