Macintosh Software Testing Resources
mactester.com: information about testing Macintosh software on the UNIX-based OS X (that's "ten", not "ex"). Intended audience: new and experienced Mac software testers, developers, tech writers and other development project team members, those considering using software testing services. Be a champion for a great user experience. Develop, test and document great Mac apps.
Last updated: 19 January 2012 1:56 MST
- Best wishes for a productive and bug-free 2012. Have you updated the copyright year (About box, Finder info window, splash screen, documentation, website) for the new year? If you have an automated build system - strongly recommended, even if you're a team of one - you could tweak it to do this automagically in the future.
General Mac information
Information for Mac developers
Finding Mac developers/jobs
- Apple Developer Connection (ADC)
- Apple Developer Connection Reference Library: A comprehensive collection of Apple technical resources, including Documentation, Technical Notes, Sample Code, Technical Q&As, and Release Notes.
- Porting to Mac OS X from Windows Win32 API
- TN 1103: Uniquely Identifying a Mac OS Computer
- Developer - Software Licensing
- Mac OS X and 9 invisible files and folders
- Peter Hosey's Mac app checklist: several years old but still good advice, e.g. make sure various plist strings (bundle ID, version, short version, and Get Info) are correct, use a bug database, use version control, have at least one private beta release, keep a detailed version history, check for leaks, have a real website
- Quality Assurance Tips
- Wondering what systems Mac are being used by power users, perhaps to help you figure out which to support? Check the Omni Software Update Statistics page: OS version, preferred language, installed RAM, CPU/speed/count, and other useful system info about Omni users' systems
- Unsanity Smart Crash Reports: allows developers to add crash report submission capabilities to their apps so that they - and not just Apple - can get their app crash reports. Some of the 400+ apps using it include: Sandvox (Karelia Software), TextMate, Cyberduck, Garage Sale (iwascoding), Montage (Mariner Software), Opera, and Audio Hijack (Rogue Amoeba).
- Need a powerful and free text editor? Check out TextWrangler, "little brother" to the highly-regarded and even more powerful BBEdit.
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