Rod Schmidt is a software developer in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been a professional developer for over 12 years. He has been an Apple fan since the Apple II, and with the release of Mac OS X, has made it his preferred OS. Rod is also a fan of NextSTEP and with Mac OS X's heritage, the opportunity to develop with Cocoa could not be resisted. Rod is also interested in different languages and over the years has used Basic, Pascal, C/C++, and Java. Rod discovered Ruby in 2000 and started infiniteNIL Software in 2002 to write software for Mac OS X and pursue independent software development.