At WWDC, noted author and cross platform development expert Kevin Hoffman presented a comparison of Apple’s iPhone development tools with those available for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. Until now, his comments remained unpublished, but an attendee’s notes on the subject provide some interesting insider observations.
Hoffman has written a series of books on Microsoft’s .NET development frameworks and maintains The .NET Addict’s Blog. He is relatively new to developing in Cocoa, but his understanding of both platforms gives him the unique ability to compare the two side by side.
At last year’s WWDC, Hoffman presented a comparison of .NET vs. Cocoa. The session was so popular that he was invited back this year to talk about the mobile versions of both: Microsoft’s .NET Compact Framework and Apple’s Cocoa Touch, used in the iPhone and iPod touch.