“Apple Computer said it is seeing a definite shift in the types of the people building for its operating system,” Michael Singer reports for InternetNews.com. “The Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker, which is preparing for its annual developers conference in late June, claims a spike in the number of enterprise code writers. The company said it has seen a large number of UNIX, Java and Open Source developers migrating to its Mac OS X operating system.”
“‘Over the last three years, people who have experience in those areas are showing a great interest in our OS,’ Apple Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations Ron Okamoto told internetnews.com. ‘We’re seeing a lot of first timers. It’s really impressive,'” Singer reports.
“Three years ago under the direction of CEO Steve Jobs, Apple launched its Mac OS X built on a UNIX-based core it calls Darwin — an amalgamation of its own open source code as well as bits and pieces from FreeBSD, Apache and Perl. Although Apple does not usually publicly profile its registered developers, Jobs said the company recently said it had surpassed the 10,000 threshold,” Singer reports. “Apple will now open its arms to the developers of open source and other program languages with some 200 sessions including categories like Enterprise IT, Hardware Technologies, and OS Foundations.”
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