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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  30

An Overview of Mac OS X Development

Mac OS X makes an excellent development platform for a wide range of development. Not only are there tools and technologies available that allow you to create new Mac OS X applications, but you can also get your feet wet by extending the capabilities of the applications you already have. Mac OS X also is a great platform for developing services and applications for other platforms outside of Mac OS X.

In this chapter, we will take a wide look at the development landscape and provide a glimpse of the development platforms and technologies that fall outside of Apple's core development tools. We will broadly cover the following:

  • The types of software you can develop on Mac OS X
  • The types of platforms ...

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