Wanted to make a quick note before I forget but I noticed recently that more and more developer tools (Java mostly but even Perl/PHP/Python/Ruby for example with Komodo) are made available for Mac OS X:
- Eclipse (of course)
- Sun Java Studio Creator (for JSF – Java ASP.NET-like technology)
- YourKit Java Profiler
- And on the .NET + Java side, XDevelop and SlickEdit
This is a change since Mac OS X was not considered a developer OS a few years back (saw many try to get JBuilder 4 running on Mac OS X). It’s probably due to the fact that many IDEs are now written in Java but certainly because many developers have adopted Mac OS X (hang out at O’Reilly’s OSCON for proof).
I hope 2006 sees Mac OS X emerge as a great Mono developer platform with Gtk on Aqua, XCode opening up, Cocoa# growing, and solid runtime support for Mono on Intel architecture.