Developers attending Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference two weeks from now are in for a treat. Not only will they leave with $1,599 worth of coding knowledge, but they’ll also be the first to program for OS X Mountain Lion using key frameworks and tips from Apple’s own engineers.
In detailing the WWDC 2012 tracks for this year, Apple says that “iOS and OS X deliver robust frameworks that enable developers to create beautiful and feature-rich applications.”
iOS sessions will teach you how to create “fluid and realistic interfaces and take full advantage of the iPad’s Retina display.” Mobile devs will learn how to use essential frameworks like UIKit and Core Data, while Apple’s own technicians will be dishing out useful advice “for how to improve your app’s performance and stability.”
As far as the desktop is concerned, programmers will be greeted by OS X Mountain Lion, the unreleased Mac OS scheduled to make its debut this summer.
“Sessions for OS X developers will cover Mountain Lion extensively and help you master Cocoa frameworks like AppKit to provide a contemporary and consistent user experience, CoreText to enable multi-lingual text handling and display and show you how to push your OS X applications even further using advanced multi-touch gestures and layer-backed views for smooth high-performing animations,” says Apple.
Coders will also learn techniques that will help them reduce development time and enhance visual design. Finally, Apple will hand developers the best tool to prepare applications for new markets by making the most of Accessibility
We’ve covered Apple’s Internationalization efforts in a 4-part series (available below): Apple Internationalization Effort: Overview [Part 1] Apple Internationalization Effort: Preparing Your App [Part 2] Apple Internationalization Effort: Programming Resources [Part 3] Apple Internationalization Effort: Third-Party Localization Vendors [Part 4]