March 26, 2001
O'Reilly & Associates Announces New Mac OS X Books
Sebastopol, California--March 26, 2001--O'Reilly & Associates announced
today a new series of programming books for Mac OS X developers. The
books in this series will have been technically reviewed by Apple
engineers and are recommended by the Apple Developer Connection,
Apple's primary source for developer information.
"With the release of Mac OS X, Apple is taking a bold step toward a
more open operating system and architecture," says Tim O'Reilly,
founder and president of O'Reilly & Associates. "The underlying kernel
of Mac OS X is Darwin, based on FreeBSD, 4.2BSDLite, and Mach 3.0. This
means that many open source tools such as Perl and gawk are available
in Mac OS X, and it's also possible to run X-windows. In addition, Mac
OS X ships with a built-in Apache server and offers support for Java
"O'Reilly has a superior reputation among developers, particularly in
the UNIX and Java communities where Apple has seen a huge surge of
interest around Mac OS X," says Clent Richardson, Apple's vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're excited to be
working with O'Reilly & Associates to ensure that developers get the
highest-quality books for Mac OS X development."
The first titles to be released will include
AppleScript in a
Nutshell, expected in May 2001.
"Mac OS X is the marriage of a very powerful and stable OS with a
beautiful and intuitive interface. The core OS-called Darwin-was built
using open standards. Darwin evolved out of a joint effort undertaken
by Apple engineers and the open source software community," says Cathy
Record, O'Reilly Senior Product Manager. "O'Reilly's long involvement
in the open source community made Mac OS X a natural fit for us."
In addition to supporting Mac OS X with books in the highly acclaimed
Nutshell and O'Reilly Animal series, the O'Reilly Network has opened a
Mac Developer DevCenter to provide news and articles for Mac
"During the coming months, we're going to see the results of open
source ingenuity applied to Macintosh technology," says Derrick Story,
managing editor of the O'Reilly Network. "More developers are starting
to pay attention to Mac OS X, and that's why the O'Reilly Network has
launched the Mac DevCenter to provide one-stop browsing for developers
interested in this new technology."
For the O'Reilly Network Mac DevCenter see:
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