“There is one certainty for Mac developers: Change comes often to the Apple world. In the early 1990s, developers had to move their code from the 68000 series of Motorola processors to the PowerPC architecture. In the early aughts, they had to move it again, this time from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. And now, just as the dust has finally settled, the cadre in Cupertino has changed horses once again,” Rich Siegel writes for RedNova News.
“It’s been two months since Steve Jobs announced that Apple Computer was going with Intel processors, and in that time, Apple’s transition toolkit has made its way into the hands of the Macintosh cognoscenti. And in that time, it’s become clear that this transition will likely be the easiest of all those yet experienced by Apple developers,” Siegel writes. “Apple has mandated that its developers move their code into Xcode, the company’s native development environment, and for many Apple programmers, this – rather than the move from big endian to little endian – has proved to be the most difficult part of the transition process.”
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