If you're a developer and you've ever wished you had magical bots to help you build, analyze, and test your apps, well OS X Mavericks Server can do just that. And Apple has sent out an email saying so:
It sounds like OS X Mavericks, which could launch any week now, introduces some changes to code-signing that developers will find frustrating if they're not up to speed on them. Craig Hockenberry on Furbo.org:
Earlier this year we reviewed a promising runtime inspector for iOS apps called Reveal. While Reveal has been available as a beta for months, the makers, Itty Bitty Apps, have now released a complete version 1.0 of the app.
Apple's volume purchasing program which currently lets developers offer discounts to businesses and educational institutions who buy large amounts of their apps, is being extended to the Mac. Apple sent out the following note to developers enrolled in the Mac program:
Vesper gets a lot of attention because it's crafted by well-known personalities in the Apple community, namely Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber. Part of the reason they're well-known, however, is because they're not only capable of great craft, but of explaining the creative and business processes behind it. That makes it as valuable as them. Cases in point, Brent Simmons technical details on Vesper 007's iOS 7 implementation on Inessential:
Safari, Apple's web browser on both Mac and mobile, got a substantial update with iOS 7, including a new interface, new features, and for developers, new API. The latter brings with it some benefits, but apparently a bunch of bugs that need to be avoided, worked around, or otherwise dealt with. From Max Firtman on MobileXWeb:
Apple has just announced their Tech Talks dates and locations for 2013. The messaging is heavily iOS 7-centric, which is no surprise given the changes their most popular platform went through this year. There are also app days and game days, which is great to see. Here's the current schedule (app day/game day), according to Apple's Developer Center: