After discussing essentials, app services, developer tools, graphics, media & games, and Safari, one of the key topics of discussions at WWDC 2012 will be Core OS, the underlying code that controls everything from security to performance, from hardware optimization to enterprise support.
The $1,699 tickets to this year’s WWDC sold out in less than two hours, but the people who are lucky enough to attend the festivities will leave with an unparalleled baggage of knowledge in coding software for Apple’s platforms.
Apple explains on the WWDC Schedule page that its engineers have designed powerful Core OS low-level frameworks and services at the heart of iOS and OS X.
There will be sessions that discuss harnessing these technologies giving developers “the practical knowledge” they need to “understand the secure coding practices involved in designing, building, and testing apps that defend their code and data from malicious attack.”
Programmers attending WWDC this year will learn “how to create trusted code-signed apps for Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion [and they will] hear all the details about sandboxing for your Mac App Store apps.”
As every WWDC session goes, Core iOS will be taught by Apple’s own coding gurus who will have “expert advice on implementing secure, high-performance networking and [lessons on] how to use the latest tools to measure performance and diagnose network problems.”
“Learn detailed technical information about external accessories, local and network file systems, inter-process communication, power management, device drivers, and kernel topics,” Apple adds.
“Understanding when and how to use the low-level frameworks is essential if you want to achieve the best possible performance, battery life, and overall stability for your app.”
WWDC 2012 kicks off today, June 11, at San Francisco’s Moscone West, 10 AM sharp (local time).
CEO Tim Cook will be opening with a keynote presentation which reportedly includes several key announcements, including redesigned Macs, iOS 6, Safari 6, new iStores, an Apple TV SDK and more.