Steve Jobs just announced that the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) will be available today. Yeah! Brace yourself at Apple, your servers are about to come under siege.
The Apple web site is now so slow that it’s practically useless. Finally managed to get through the registration and begin the download.
Checked out the KPCB site to get more info on the iFund. That site is overloaded too. You would think that KPCB would have the connections with the right companies in Silicon Valley to get help with their web site. After all, they own large chunks of all the major Internet companies.
Seven hours later…
The download is finally complete. To my amazement the file is complete and error free. Kudos to the Apple web site infrastructure team. Making sure that the connections that did get through to the site are maintained under such a crushing site load is no small feat.
After a whole day of waiting it took me all of 5 minutes to get the first application compiled, built and running in the iPhone simulator.
This is really cool!