Apple Sees Developer Community Grow 250 Percent

Appleis developer community has grown in size by 250% during the last two years, primarily as a result of Mac OS X and its allure to Unix developers, reports the Australian IT. Also contributing to the gains: Appleis adoption and involvement in a number of open source projects and its embrace of the open source development community.

The brief story quotes Ron Okamoto, Appleis worldwide head of developer relations, as saying that Apple is "not necessarily" competing with Linux for users switching from traditional BSD Unix, the foundation of Mac OS X. Linux "gives people another motivation to examine their platform choice".

Also helping Appleis developer community is its powerful and free Xcode development environment and associated tools.