What Is Quartz (32 tags)
Java programmers: if you've ever needed an application to perform a task at a specific time, automatically, Chuck Cavaness suggests you check out the Quartz Scheduler. Cavaness looks at this open source job-scheduling framework, explains where to get it, how it works, and reviews its feature set.
What Is Quartz (or Why Can't Windows Do That) (10 tags)
Quartz is the heart and soul of Mac OS X's graphics layer, which directly supports the defining features of the Aqua desktop experience. In this article, Matthew Russell gives you a short history lesson on Quartz, then shows you how it's implemented in Mac OS X.
A Simple Drawing Sample in Quartz 2D (2 tags)
In this tutorial for working in Quartz 2D, Scott Thompson provides you with some sample code and shows you how to use it in an application. Along the way you'll learn how Quartz 2D handles colors, and look an some examples of its coordinate system that can be manipulated to make drawing easier.