TweetFollow Us on Twitter

June 93 - Editor's Note

Editor's Note


[IMAGE 002-003_Editorial_rev1.GIF]

Dear Readers,

I'd like to talk about a change that you've no doubt already noticed: printed develop is no longer accompanied by the Developer CD Series disc, but instead comes with its own CD as in days of old. Yes, we've come full circle: develop had its own CD for Issues 1 through 7; then, starting with Issue 8, it was accompanied by the Developer CD Series disc, which offered a superset of the contents of develop's own CD. The Developer CD is actually a monthly CD that's mailed to members of Apple's developer programs and to subscribers to the Apple Developer Mailing (formerly the APDA Technical Information Mailing). At the time, it seemed simpler and more beneficial all around to just take every third Developer CD and make it the CD that accompanies develop.

So why did we change back? Well, it became increasingly common for Developer CD contributors to submit valuable software (or documentation) that was considered appropriate for the "monthly mailing" but not for develop. The bargain low price of develop simply wasn't adequate to cover the value of the software. (An example that some of you noticed is WorldScript, which made it onto the monthly Developer CD but was pulled at the last minute from the Developer CD accompanying develop; see the Letters section.) Keeping valuable materials off the Developer CD or raising the price of a develop subscription would have been far less desirable than the option finally chosen, to restore develop to having its own disc that's a subset of the Developer CD. This new disc, which comes tucked into develop like a bookmark, is called the develop Bookmark CD.

This is not to say that develop isn't still a bargain! Even without the CD, it's a high-quality journal with articles that have passed rigorous review by engineers at Apple and are also enjoyable to read. Throw in a CD containing the code described in the articles, and already you're getting your money's worth (IMHO). But develop's CD gives you even more than that: it contains all back issues and their code, Tech Notes, Sample Code from the Developer Support Center, Apple Direct, the Apple DocViewer application for electronic browsing, and assorted useful tools and documentation.

On the develop Bookmark CD, you'll notice some things missing from past CDs you received with develop, primarily system software and Inside Macintosh (both old and new). If you still want to get these, consider subscribing to the Apple Developer Mailing so that you'll once again receive the monthly Developer CD Series disc, which now includes more than ever before. And keep an eye out for other products in the APDA catalog that may include what you want. (See the inside back cover for information about APDA.)

For those develop subscribers who receive the Developer CD monthly and don't care which disc develop comes with, you'll continue to have a beautiful printed copy of the journal that you can curl up with and easily pass along (think of it as " develop unplugged"). The months that develop is published, the Technical Documentation edition of the Developer CD will be included in the monthly mailing. (See the March issue of Apple Direct for details on the new three-edition Developer CD Series.)

To clean the CD slate, so to speak, printed back issues of develop will now be accompanied by the Bookmark CD corresponding to this issue, rather than the Developer CDs they were originallypaired with. Remember, all develop code is kept up to date on the CD, and bugs fixed as necessary, so the latest CD is always the best one to refer to for code.

Since develop readers will have either the develop Bookmark CD or the Developer CD Series disc, how does develop now refer to the disc containing the code it describes? After endless debate on this crucial issue, we decided on "this issue's CD." Clever, huh? We're proud of it.

Speaking of pride, I can't help but mention that develop won the Excellence award in the Society for Technical Communication's 1992 Northern California Technical Publications and Arts Competition. Please don't forget to let us know how we can make develop even better!

Caroline Rose Editor

CAROLINE ROSE (AppleLink CROSE) was a programmer for seven years, until around the time "goto" went out of fashion. In those days, C was just the third letter of the alphabet and OOPS a loud interjection. Caroline's technical background came in handy when she was hired by Apple to work on Inside Macintosh Volumes I-III (may they rest in peace). What she did next after that turned out to be merely an interruption in her career at Apple, where she returned two years ago to edit develop. Speaking of "Oops," Caroline betrayed both her Italian heritage and her intense perfectionism by misspelling "mozzarella" in her bio in Issue 13; she received as punishment 30 lashes with a wet strand of spaghetti. Her next vacation will be spent on the Isle of Spice (trivia question: where?), and she is already brushing up on how to spell "callaloo" and "ylang-ylang."*

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Subscriptions to develop are available through APDA (see inside back cover for APDA information), or you can use the subscription card in the back of this issue. Please address all subscription-related inquiries to develop, Apple Computer, Inc., P.O. Box 531, Mt. Morris, IL 61054 (or AppleLink DEV.SUBS). *

BACK ISSUES For information about back issues of develop and how to obtain them, see the last page of this issue. Back issues are also on the develop Bookmark CD and the Developer CD Series disc.*


Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Gopogo guide - How to bounce like the be...
Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the... | Read more »
Sago Mini Superhero (Education)
Sago Mini Superhero 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: KAPOW! Jack the rabbit bursts into the sky as the Sago Mini Superhero! Fly with Jack as he lifts impossible weights,... | Read more »
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How...
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it... | Read more »
The best cooking apps (just in time for...
It’s that time of year again, where you’ll be gathering around the dinner table with your family and a huge feast in front of you. [Read more] | Read more »
Square Rave guide - How to grab those te...
Square Rave is an awesome little music-oriented puzzle game that smacks of games like Lumines, but with its own unique sense of gameplay. To help wrap your head around the game, keep the following tips and tricks in mind. [Read more] | Read more »
Snowboard Party 2 (Games)
Snowboard Party 2 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Crowned the best snowboarding game available on the market, Snowboard Party is back to fulfill all your adrenaline needs in... | Read more »
One Button Travel (Games)
One Button Travel 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: “To cut a long story short, If you like interactive fiction, just go buy this one.” - “Oozes the polish that... | Read more »
Light Apprentice Volume 1 (Games)
Light Apprentice Volume 1 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Light Apprentice Volume 1 includes Chapters 1 to 4, all gathered in a new exclusive game. When life in the world of... | Read more »
The best games like Animal Crossing on m...
Animal Crossing amiibo Festival is out right now for the Wii U, reminding us of just how much fun that world can be. Or at least to go back and check in on our villages once in a while. [Read more] | Read more »
Between 2 Taps - Tap for Tap interview M...
Hello, and welcome back to Between 2 Taps, Tap for Tap’s Indie Dev interview series. [Read more] | Read more »

Price Scanner via

Black Friday deals on the Apple Watch and App...
Apple resellers are offering discounts and bundles with the purchase of an Apple Watch this Black Friday weekend. Below is a roundup of the deals being offered by authorized Watch resellers: Apple... Read more
Early Black Friday sale at B&H Photo, up...
B&H Photo has all new Macs on sale for up to $500 off MSRP as part of their early Black Friday sale including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1699 $300 off... Read more
NewerTech/OWC/MacSales Black Friday Deals 201... • Free Shipping available on nearly EVERYTHING on orders $35.00 & up within USA + • International Delivery Specials from $2.99+ Special Purolator... Read more
Walmart Black Friday deals: $100 off select i...
Walmart has released their Black Friday deals for 2015, now available online. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available): - 16GB iPad Air 2: $399, $100 off MSRP - 16GB iPad Air: $... Read more
Photo Cleaner 1.0 Reclaims iPhone Storage Spa...
Seoul, Korea based mix1009 has announced the release and immediate availability of Photo Cleaner 1.0, their handy iPhone app that deletes the video portion of Live Photos, in order to reclaim space... Read more
Black Friday and Holiday sales on our price t...
Scan our Mac Price Trackers for the latest Black Friday and Holiday season information on sales, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers. We update the... Read more
Best Buy Black Friday deals: Up to $200 off M...
Best Buy has posted their Black Friday sale prices for 2015. Save on MacBook Pros, MacBooks, MacBook Airs, iMacs, iPads, and Apple Watches. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Save $30-$40 on new Apple TVs after rebate
Adorama has new Apple TVs on sale for up to $40 off MSRP after mail-in rebate, good through December 15th. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges NY & NJ sales tax only: - 32GB Apple TV: $119.99... Read more
13-Inch Haswell MacBook Air At Two Years – Th...
The 13-inch mid-2013 “Haswell” MacBook Air I ordered in Apple’s November 2013 Black Friday sale was my first new Mac in four and a half years — the longest interval I’ve gone between system upgrades... Read more
Target Black Friday Early Access deals: $100...
Target is offering early access to their Black Friday deals on Apple products on their online store for today, the 25th, only. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available): - Apple... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Enterprise / Government Professional...
# Apple Enterprise / Gove ment Professional Services Engineer Job Number: 42292976 Reston, Virginia, United States Posted: Aug. 18, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
iOS Wallet & *Apple* Pay Engineer - App...
# iOS Wallet & Apple Pay Engineer Job Number: 40586801 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 16, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The iOS Read more
Software Engineer, *Apple* Watch - Clock Fa...
# Software Engineer, Apple Watch - Clock Face Team Job Number: 44368761 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 14, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Read more
Administrative Assistant, *Apple* Online St...
# Administrative Assistant, Apple Online Store Job Number: 43992352 Santa Clara Valley, Califo ia, United States Posted: Nov. 9, 2015 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.