FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Nicola Pero
Day Saturday
Room AW1.117
Start time 15:00
End time 16:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track GNUstep + OpenGroupware + Etoile
Language English
Cross-Platform Objective-C Development using GNUstep

This presentation explores the free tools that the GNUstep project provides for writing cross-platform Objective-C software.

Objective-C is most known for being the language of choice of Apple and being the "native" language for Apple Mac OS X and iPhone development. Unfortunately, while Objective-C is a fantastic language, the development tools provided by Apple are designed to lock developers into a closed Apple-only environment.

GNUstep provides an alternative, free implementation of the OpenStep specification (the core Objective-C libraries), largely compatible with the Apple Mac OS X Cocoa implementation, and a number of tools that allow Objective-C software to be developed and easily distributed across a number of platforms, including GNU/Linux, *BSD, Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

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