Apple director of developer technologies told Macworld UK’s Jonny Evans that next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be the “best that Apple has ever done.” Kerris’ comments come in a new online article entitled WWDC ‘will be best yet’ – Kerris. (If you get Macworld UK delivered, look for it in the April issue.)
Kerris calls this year’s WWDC the “coming of age” for Mac OS X and Apple alike. The event happens next month at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., and as the name implies, it draws Macintosh developers from around the globe — they descend on San Jose for several days of meetings, roundtable discussions, seminars and in-depth technical briefings on the ins and outs of Apple’s operating system, hardware technology and software.
Kerris told Evans that the number of developers migrating to Mac OS X has exceeded Apple’s expectations. The ranks have swelled with UNIX, Java and NeXT developers who have come on board with Mac OS X versions of their own applications. Kerris told Evans it’s been a challenge to keep up with them all.
Kerris said that Mac OS X is sparking a grassroots revolution in application development, as well. “I think some of the next wave of big applications are going to come from the garage,” said Kerris. “Our developer tools let one or two developers build what it once took 10-15 people to produce. Some really innovative tools will appear.”
If you’re a Mac OS developer and you’re thinking about going to WWDC, you only have a couple more days to save up to $300 by registering early. For more details about WWDC, visit WWDC Web site.