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MacRumors
Jun 19, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Just days after the conclusion of its 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, Apple has posted the full set of session videos (https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2012/) to its website and iTunes. Access to the videos requires a minimum of a free Registered Apple Developer account.

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With over 100 sessions available, the videos are a significant resource for those looking to learn more about developing for OS X and iOS. The quick turnaround on posting the videos is helpful for developers who were unable to attend WWDC, especially given that the conference sold out in less than two hours this year.

Apple used to charge several hundred dollars for the videos, but ended that practice in 2010 as the company restructured its developer programs to lower the cost of entry and its increasing popularity led to conference sell-outs that prevented some willing developers from attending in person.

Article Link: Apple Posts WWDC 2012 Session Videos for Developers (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/19/apple-posts-wwdc-2012-session-videos-for-developers/)



SprodeBoy
Jun 19, 2012, 08:43 PM
I miss the other posts about new macs. NOw they seem to be a lot about software thatI don't use :/ oh well I hate complaining.

tonyunreal
Jun 19, 2012, 08:54 PM
Great, can't wait to see how they implemented Auto Layout in iOS. :D

Matthew Yohe
Jun 19, 2012, 09:03 PM
Great, can't wait to see how they implemented Auto Layout in iOS. :D

Remember it in OS X? Well... :)

Doctor Q
Jun 19, 2012, 09:06 PM
With the free session videos available the last few years, there's no longer a reason to attend WWDC in person. Attendance is sure to plummet! ;)

ideal.dreams
Jun 19, 2012, 09:09 PM
Attendance is sure to plummet! ;)

You would think! It's amazing that it sells out and fills up so quickly as it does.

faroZ06
Jun 19, 2012, 09:32 PM
Good, it's free. Maybe they figured out that developers want to make money, not spend it.

ljones
Jun 19, 2012, 09:33 PM
The good thing about attending... I was forced to stay focused and take in a good amount. Other than the time I spent in the labs with the engineers, I don't think I will go next year.

I've experienced the frenzy, stood in line for hours and... thats about it.

jrlcopy
Jun 19, 2012, 09:36 PM
You would think! It's amazing that it sells out and fills up so quickly as it does.

I heard that this year was actually smaller in total seats than previous years.

nuckinfutz
Jun 19, 2012, 09:39 PM
With the free session videos available the last few years, there's no longer a reason to attend WWDC in person. Attendance is sure to plummet! ;)

Developers are just there for the parties! :p

faroZ06
Jun 19, 2012, 09:41 PM
Apple seems to be upping the Mac developer support. Good, they haven't forgotten that iPads ≠ PCs.

Now they just need to open up the rules a bit in iOS and Mac OS so your apps can actually be plugins for other apps. Especially in Mac OS, having a system where each app is almost completely isolated from other apps is secure (of course) but not as versatile. It's North Korea-style security.

Mad Mac Maniac
Jun 19, 2012, 09:58 PM
I'll be interested to see how all the new API's will enhance my app experience :)

dra
Jun 19, 2012, 11:29 PM
cool time to get the most out of io6 for my apps :)

pensoftware
Jun 19, 2012, 11:32 PM
I feel like a kid in a candy store. They have all these exciting presentations (well... presentations with exciting content; the speakers usually bore me)!!

And I think people go to WWDC for the special lab sessions where Apple developers can look at your code and what not.

EDIT: And to network

Peace
Jun 20, 2012, 12:07 AM
Developers are like deadheads. They go wherever the show is.

:p

benspratling
Jun 20, 2012, 12:33 AM
the audio cuts out after 10 seconds in some videos, the videos goes blank white when I go full screen sometimes. And I'm viewing in Safari 5.1.7 through an Airport Extreme base station! come on Apple. WWDC videos are useless if they're deaf and blind.

MattInOz
Jun 20, 2012, 01:05 AM
With the free session videos available the last few years, there's no longer a reason to attend WWDC in person. Attendance is sure to plummet! ;)

Hopefully, this one was announced and sold out while I was slept.

mdriftmeyer
Jun 20, 2012, 01:30 AM
The business connections alone pay for themselves.

daspfanni2000
Jun 20, 2012, 02:09 AM
Is there a way to browse the videos directly from the iTunes U App? I hate to go through the iTunes app for this...

Gopeder
Jun 20, 2012, 02:10 AM
The business connections alone pay for themselves.

So true!

funtime180
Jun 20, 2012, 03:53 AM
I can not find them on iTunes. :(

Torrijos
Jun 20, 2012, 05:54 AM
I can not find them on iTunes. :(

You reach them through the developer site, so if you haven't a dev login create one (Safari dev or students are free, Mac & iOS have a paid account (that gives you access to betas and the Stores))

You've got to love Apple and the push they gave years ago to take control of their dev platform (moving away from Codewarrior and others to develop Xcode). Those videos are really interesting and if you're not a dev you might want to download the couple of introductory videos about the platform and the dev tools to see the amount of work Apple has been putting preparing the future.

Astroexe
Jun 20, 2012, 06:21 AM
With the free session videos available the last few years, there's no longer a reason to attend WWDC in person. Attendance is sure to plummet! ;)

With all this cheap clothing around there's no reason to wash old ones any more - washing powder is sure to plummet!

Just because something's more accessible doesn't mean it has less worth, these videos are probably going to be more valuable as a resource to developers who couldn't attend anything or want to showcase an idea but have no information to backup, these videos and the conference will be great. But especially for the enthusiasts.

koolmagicguy
Jun 20, 2012, 06:43 AM
I miss the other posts about new macs. NOw they seem to be a lot about software thatI don't use :/ oh well I hate complaining.

Doesn't seem like you hate complaining too much...

conradwt
Jun 20, 2012, 07:12 AM
With the free session videos available the last few years, there's no longer a reason to attend WWDC in person. Attendance is sure to plummet! ;)

As an attendee of the recent WWDC 2012, there's many things that you're missing beyond the session videos:

- networking and learning in person with other iOS and Mac OS X developers
- QA sessions after each session
- Special lunch time sessions which are not on video
- access to the onsite Apple labs and 1000+ Apple engineers
- Apple awards ceremony
- discounts from companies like the BigNerdRanch.com
- WWDC Bash
- Stump The Experts
- and so on

In short, I felt that I received my money's by having direct access to Apple engineers and being able to network with other developers. It's only once a year and it's always good to invest in ones career.

conradwt
Jun 20, 2012, 07:24 AM
I heard that this year was actually smaller in total seats than previous years.

This isn't true at all because I have attended WWDC for the past several years including this year and it has been limited to a little over ~6000 attendees and 1000+ engineers. BTW, they have sold out every year that I have attended starting with WWDC 2008 and this year it sold out in less than 2 hours.

ncaissie
Jun 20, 2012, 07:26 AM
Awesome! I will check these out as soon as Iím done migrating my PC files to my Macbook Pro. :D

Chundles
Jun 20, 2012, 07:30 AM
As an attendee of the recent WWDC 2012, there's many things that you're missing beyond the session videos:

- networking and learning in person with other iOS and Mac OS X developers
- QA sessions after each session
- Special lunch time sessions which are not on video
- access to the onsite Apple labs and 1000+ Apple engineers
- Apple awards ceremony
- discounts from companies like the BigNerdRanch.com
- WWDC Bash
- Stump The Experts
- and so on

In short, I felt that I received my money's by having direct access to Apple engineers and being able to network with other developers. It's only once a year and it's always good to invest in ones career.

The good doctor is joking.

mrial
Jun 20, 2012, 08:15 AM
Apple seems to be upping the Mac developer support. Good, they haven't forgotten that iPads != PCs.

Now they just need to open up the rules a bit in iOS and Mac OS so your apps can actually be plugins for other apps. Especially in Mac OS, having a system where each app is almost completely isolated from other apps is secure (of course) but not as versatile. It's North Korea-style security.

fixed.

pohl
Jun 20, 2012, 09:23 AM
The User eXperience of watching WWDC session videos on the iPad has always been a thorn in my side.

Back when the 2011 videos were new, I downloaded them all to my computer (in Standard Definition) and synced them all to my iPad so that I would have immediate offline access to them all should I find myself with a free hour to spend.

Sadly, the Videos application has one horrible UX problem: the names of each session video was very long, but the label in Videos is too short, and so they all endup being truncated, like "Session 205 - Introducing Collection Vi...". Even in landscape, mind you! Half of the screen was wasted with a graphic that added no useful information.

Halfway through the year, things got a lot better when the "iTunes U" app was released, and browsing the 2011 videos immediately became much better. The Videos app still has the same usability issue (and I think they should still fix it), but the iTunes U app is better so at least I can avoid the bad app.

Well, last night I downloaded the 2012 session videos and synced them over to my iPad, and now iTunes U has a horrible UX, because the videos from 2011 and 2012 are all mixed in the same list, and there's no way to tell from the session title which year it came from. Yikes!

Does no one at Apple dogfood their own learning application with their own content?

Doctor Q
Jun 20, 2012, 06:31 PM
The good doctor is joking.
Thanks for pointing that out.

But thanks to conradwt too, for the summary of the benefits of attendance.