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Technical Notes provide late breaking information about new Apple technologies and supplementary documentation discussing some of the more complex issues related to programming for the Mac OS.

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Application software from Apple that other products can interact with and extend.   The Mac OS X native scripting language.   Programming interfaces for recording, processing, playing, and creating sound content.

A set of C APIs for developing applications for Mac OS X.   Object-oriented frameworks for developing applications for Mac OS X.   A framework providing basic software services to programs and application environments.

The open source foundation of Mac OS X, based on 4.4BSD UNIX.   Mac OS X technologies essential to game developers.   Programming interfaces for creating 2D, 3D, and PDF content.

Resources for developing hardware, device drivers, and device-access software.   Resources for developing for different text systems and other locale-specific features.   Technologies for developing web server and client applications, and web content.

An environment for developing cross-platform applications. Java is built into Mac OS X.   Resources for working with Apple's server platform.   Protocols and services that support networking and communication capabilities.

Open source technologies, programming languages, servers, and toolkits.   Support for improving code and hardware performance.   Tools and programming interfaces to help move code to Mac OS X.

Technologies for imaging content to a PDF document or a printing device.   A cross-platform technology for creating, delivering, and playing multimedia content.   Authentication, authorization, and cryptographic services.

Routines for working with strings and fonts, and for rendering glyphs.   A suite of developer tools, including Xcode and UNIX tools.   The look and feel of Mac OS X application software.

View legacy technologies, including technologies, features, products, APIs, and programming techniques that are no longer supported or have been superseded.