A new feature posted to the Apple Developer Connection shows Macintosh software developers how to
use the .Mac SDK, or Software Development Kit. The documentation describes the .Mac SDK and how it works, and offers practical examples of how to use the Application Progamming Interface (API) in your own software.
.Mac is Apple’s own subscription-based online service. The service provides users with e-mail access, Web page and file storage, backup and other capabilities. And increasingly, it’s a way for Mac OS X applications, including Apple’s own iLife apps, to leverage online capabilities.
The .Mac SDK was released at Apple’s Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC) last year. The software gives developers everything they need to build applications that take advantage of .Mac services. Advantages of using the .Mac SDK include simple direct-to-Web publishing and storage, support for services based on open standards like WebDAV, HTTP, XML-RPC and others, and membership in Apple’s own .Mac Affiliate Program.