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A full suite of free developer tools is available to Mac OS X developers, who can speed up their development process by using these tools to prototype, compile, debug, and optimize their software products. Apple's integrated development environment, consisting of Project Builder and Interface Builder, can be used with Cocoa, Carbon, or Java. Apple also provides a wide selection of open source tools, such as gcc, which is used to compile in Mach-O, the native runtime environment of Mac OS X.
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Title Topic Date
  Java 1.4.1 Development for Mac OS X (HTML) (PDF)
Explains how to develop and deploy Java 1.4.1 applications in Mac OS X.
Java 2003-06-11  
  Software Distribution (HTML)
Explains how to distribute and install Mac OS X software using PackageMaker and Installer.
Files & Software Installation 2003-05-13  
  AppleScript Studio Essentials (HTML)
A brief explanation of how to use AppleScript Studio. Includes links to primary documents.
AppleScript 2003-05-01  
  AppleScript on Mac OS X (HTML)
Introduces the technology for creating and controlling scriptable applications. Useful for scripters and application developers.
AppleScript 2003-05-01  
  Jar Bundler (HTML) (PDF)
Conceptual information and a tutorial about deploying JAR-based applications as Mac OS X application bundles.
Compilers & Debuggers 2003-05-01  
  Project Builder for Java (HTML) (PDF)
Explains how to develop Java applications using Apple's integrated development environment.
Project Builder, Compilers & Debuggers 2003-05-01  
  Building Applications With AppleScript Studio (HTML)
Explains how to create script-driven applications with complex user interfaces based on Cocoa UI classes. Includes tutorials.
AppleScript 2003-04-01  
  Customizing Project Builder (HTML)
Explains how to customize Project Builder to optimize workflow.
Project Builder 2003-03-04  
  Mach-O Runtime Architecture (HTML) (PDF)
Explains the Mach-O binary format and runtime environment.
General 2003-01-01  
  Project Builder for WebObjects Developers (HTML)
Describes how to take advantage of Project Builder features to develop WebObjects applications.
WebObjects 2002-12-01  
  AppleScript Studio Terminology Reference (HTML) (PDF)
Describes the scripting terminology for AppleScript Studio through version 1.2 (released with Mac OS X v10.2).
AppleScript 2002-11-13  
  UNIX Porting Guide (HTML) (PDF)
Conceptual information and tips about porting UNIX and Linux applications to Mac OS X.
Darwin 2002-11-01  
Describes the CVS source control system.
Source Control 2002-10-27  
  File Merge Help (HTML)
Help for the File Merge application
General 2002-09-01  
  Interface Builder Help (HTML)
Tips for using Interface Builder.
Interface Builder 2002-09-01  
  Java 1.3.1 Development for Mac OS X (HTML)
Essential information for developing and deploying Java 1.3.1 applications in Mac OS X.
Java 2002-09-01  
  Project Builder Help (HTML) (PDF)
Tips for using Project Builder.
General 2002-09-01  
  AboutBox (PDF)
Tutorial on creating an application with an embedded framework in Project Builder.
Project Builder 2002-08-01  
  Converter (PDF)
Tutorial on using Interface Builder with Carbon.
Interface Builder 2002-06-01  
  Debugger (PDF)
Tutorial on debugging applications with Project Builder.
Project Builder 2002-06-01  
  HelloWorld (PDF)
Tutorial on creating a simple project with Project Builder.
Project Builder 2002-06-01  
  The Objective-C Programming Language (HTML) (PDF)
Introduces object-oriented programming and describes the main programming language used for Cocoa development.
General 2002-05-01  
  XML-RPC and SOAP Support (HTML) (PDF)
Explains how to make remote procedure calls from applications or from AppleScript scripts.
AppleScript 2001-09-07  
  Packaging UNIX Software (HTML)
Explains how to post UNIX and other command-line tools to Apple's Macintosh Product Guide.
Darwin 2001-04-20  
  AppleScript Language Guide for AppleScript 1.3.7 (HTML) (PDF)
Defines the AppleScript scripting language. Includes many brief sample scripts.
AppleScript 1999-05-17  
  Assembler (HTML) (PDF)
Describes the syntax, directives, and specific options required for the Mac OS X assembler.
Compilers & Debuggers 1999-04-18  
  Flex (HTML)
Describes flex, a tool for generating programs that perform pattern matching on text.
Compilers & Debuggers 1995-03-01  
  Debugging with GDB (HTML)
Open-source document that explains how to use GDB to debug programs.
Compilers & Debuggers  
  GDB Internals (HTML)
Open-source document that explains the GDB implementation.
Compilers & Debuggers  
  GNU C Preprocessor (HTML)
Open-source document that explains the behavior of the compiler preprocessor.
Compilers & Debuggers  
  GNU C/C++/Objective-C Compiler (HTML)
Open-source document that explains how to use the GNU compilers from the command line.
Compilers & Debuggers  
  STABS Debug Format (HTML)
Open-source document that explains the STABS format of symbolic debugging information.
Compilers & Debuggers  

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