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when December 12th 2015 @ 5pm
  • Our Last Meeting for 2015 - we will discuss about the new technologies used by Apple to create mobile applications.
when Tuesday September 11th 20007 @ 6pm
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  • Introductions & Announcements
  • Dave Zarzycki on launchd
    Recently Dave gave a presentation on launchd at Google which they recorded as a Google Tech Talk. Barring any technical difficulties, Dave will call in for a live Q & A session at the end of the presentation.

    Since time immemorial (or the advent of UNIX—pretty much the same thing), the init program … all has been the first user-space program to run on Unix-like systems. As systems grew more complex, so did system initialization. The responsibilities of init grew multifold and its implementations diverged. Beginning with the “Tiger” version of Mac OS X, Apple introduced a powerful new way of system initialization: launchd. Launchd isn’t just an init replacement though—it provides a powerful XML interface for defining when, where, and how programs should be invoked on OS X. In this talk, Dave, who developed launchd, will discuss the rationale behind launchd and how the program came to be. You will also learn about the many options launchd provides for defining the interaction between the operating system and your code, and how your code can be started automatically through launchd.

    Speaker: Dave Zarzycki Dave Zarzycki is responsible for helping teams across Apple design and integrate their technologies in the the mainline operating system. As a part of this role, he has developed a technology called “launchd” to aid those developers.

  • Q & A
where Apple Store Michigan Avenue
679 North Michigan Ave. (corner of Huron & Michigan)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 981-4104
after food & drink @ Timothy O'Toole's
622 Fairbanks (2 blocks east of the store)
meeting space: Apple Store Michigan Ave