With all of the buzz around developing for the iPhone, it's understandable that those preparing to enter the software development industry will want to prepare for developing on the new platform. Stanford seem to be trying to meet the demand. TUAW discovered that they're offering an entire computer science course starting this fall devoted solely to programming on the iPhone platform. Given that Apple has yet to lift the NDA for app development, we're not sure how they're going to pull it off.
So the App Store has been open for weeks, but Apple has yet to lift the NDA on what developers can disclose to each other and the public about what their working on. As you might guess, quite a few of these developers are pretty darn upset, and as TUAW points out, have voiced their frustration on an aptly named website, F***ingNDA.com (link url is NSFW), which collects together tweets from developers cursing the iPhone app NDA. Will Apple respond to their pleas and lift the contract? Who knows.
Forbes is claiming to have information from three people that have "been briefed on the matter" that Apple will be launching the highly anticipated App Store at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday to coincide with the sale of the first iPhone 3G's, which will occur simultaneously in New Zealand.