Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X has ratings and 32 reviews. Philip said: Ok lets be clear here. I’m the worlds worst programmer! my brain is not wired. Cocoa. Aaron illustrates his explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the . Cocoa programming for Mac OS X / Aaron Hillegass. â 3rd ed. Read a free sample or buy Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 4/e by Aaron Hillegass & Adam Preble. You can read this book with Apple.

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So I, knowing a little about Cocoa, hacked together PagePacker. Big Nerd Ranch, based in Atlanta, does training and consulting on mobile and other emerging technologies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Perhaps that class will become a book someday, but we need to test and improve it in the classroom for a while first.

Updated for Ox OS X Considered by many as the “Cocoa Bible”, it leads the reader into the world of Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at a steady, manageable pace.

Make a Delegate Challenge: Aaron Hillegass Founder and Chairman Aaron founded the Ranch injust one highlight in a glowing career that began in childhood. Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X, written in an engaging tutorial style, and thoroughly class-tested to assure clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer.


What would you say to new developers who are trying to figure out if they should learn Objective-C or use one of the Cocoa scripting bridges in Leopard?

Difficult to get through; wasn’t a good match to my saron at the time so OS programming.

A lot of little things were tidied up. Aaron founded the Ranch injust one highlight in a glowing career that began in childhood. They will carry a smart phone, and at home they will have a streaming device connected to their TV.

Table programmlng contents Preface xvii Acknowledgments xix Chapter 1: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Dec 11, Philip rated it liked it. This book tried to teach Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably. The subject matter is challenging however so I would only recommend this book to someone who has at least basic experience with the C language and an object oriented language.

In particular, our students expect our instructors to be experienced, friendly, knowledgeable, articulate, and committed. I suspect that there will be two camps — not because the skill sets are different, but because iPhone programmers will have different personalities and proclivities than Mac programmers. Chapter 21 Pasteboards and NilTargeted Actions. If you are learning to program on Mac OS X and are either a ninja Objective-C coder or a novice, this book is a must have.

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After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs. Here is the compiled application.

Selected pages Title Page. In other words, if a developer has already stumbled through the basics, knows the Objective-C syntax, and has compiled a few sample apps, will they find this book hillsgass

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This article, originally published in MacTech Magazinegives tips on how to write your code such that retain count problems are easier to find and how to locate the problem when symptoms appear. Programmong might as well just read Apple’s technical documentation instead. But a lot of time is wasted and I’m often in a state of resigned confusion. You should come — it is a well-run and informative gathering.

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I was asked three times last week how I find how long an activity takes on the Mac and the iPhone. Jan 05, Jay rated it it was ok. I had a bug where I was mutating a collection while iterating over it ihllegass Jul 18, Sean rated it really liked it.

Some of them are quite stretching for programmers that are new to Cocoa, but I probably learnt as much again from completing the challenges as I did from following along with examples.