Apple: Jobs To Keynote Worldwide Developers' Conference


Apple this morning announced that CEO Steve Jobs would keynote the 2002 WWDC, kicking off May 6 at the San Jose Convention Center, 10.00am. The Conference runs though May 10.

"With Mac OS X taking center stage, it's a very exciting time to be a Mac developer," said Jobs, "To get our developers even more excited, we'll be giving them a sneak peak at the next release of Mac OS X, code named Jaguar."

Jaguar is rumored to be OS X 10.2, the first major revision to OS X since OS X 10.1, which gave a much-needed speed boost to the OS.

The WWDC home page details the key activities on offer, while Apple's PR pushes some of the more frivolous events. But at the business end of the town, WWDC will present sessions such as:

Advances to Darwin, the UNIX-based core of Mac OS X.
API-level details of Mac OS X's native development environments, Carbon and Cocoa.
Over 25 sessions about Mac OS X's Java implematation, plus Apple's award-winning, Java-based application server, WebObjects.
How to build high-performance, well-designed applications using Mac OS X Development Tools, such as Project Builder and Interface Builder.
Up-to-the-minute information about Apple Hardware technologies, including FireWire and USB.
Enhancing applications using Mac OS X's Graphics and Imaging technologies.
All aspects QuickTime development.
Tapping into an array of Mac OS X services with Networking and Wireless technologies.
New development opportunities presented by Mac OS X Server technologies.
How to improve your application by providing a superior User Experience.
Plus AppleScript, Internationalization technologies, Web Development, and more.

It ain't cheap though: $1,295 if you register before April 19 and $1,595 for later registrations. Check the WWDC page for student developer registration costs.