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Looking Back on a Year of Mac Development

Looking Back on a Year of Mac Development

by , 4:55 PM EST, January 2nd, 2007

The most important events in software development for the Mac in 2006 were covered in a restrospective by Scott Stevenson from Cocoa Dev Central on Tuesday. One of the most significant was the apparent lack of consistency by Apple in the use of its own Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). Mr. Stevenson pointed out, however, that Apple's primary goal is to sell computers: "And really, they're just guidelines anyway — not rules. "Violating" them is arguably an oxymoron."

Other events discussed that affected Mac software development included the release of Core Animation, additions to the Objective-C language (garbage collection and property support), the MacSanta event, and observations concerning the infamous MacHeist event.

The comments concerning an application called Disco were illuminating and one of the highlights of the article.

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