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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But a lot of time is wasted and I’m often in a state of resigned confusion. Oct 21, Colin rated it it was amazing.

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Addison-Wesley Professional- Computers – pages. One of the few programming books which successfully caters to experienced programmers that are new to a specific field.

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What sort of things surprise you when you see them now versus how things were when the first edition of the book came out in ? Was good, but gets dated fast.

However, they’ve been super slow to keep up to date. Aaron founded the Ranch injust one highlight in a glowing career that began in childhood. Contents What Is It? My editor at Addison-Wesley wrote me today. The book now devotes a full chapter to the basics of iOS development. Perhaps that class will become a book someday, but we need to test and improve it in the classroom for a while first.


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Chapter 11 Basic Core Data. Please come say hello. It is a universal binary that runs on MacOS X It does an excellent job of filling in the gaps that Apple omits in their iPhone guides and tutorials.

The de-facto standard text for learning Cocoa. Refresh and try again.

Chapter 4 Memory Management. It is important to us, however, that our slide shows go in and out of subversion easily. Anyone who wants to develop OSX apps in Cocoa should read this.

Hillegass “gets” his audience.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 4/e

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. This book was a good resource for me but it reaffirmed my position that I wasn’t put on this planet to be a programmer.

There are ideas that have prograkming — for example, controls on the iPhone can have multiple targets and actions — but they have evolved naturally from the ideas of Cocoa programming. Overall, I suspect that a brilliant iPhone app will take six hilleegass to write, while a brilliant Mac app takes five years. Conversely, how far does this edition take the reader?


I am speaking this week at the OpenBase Summit hilleagss Chapter 19 Keyboard Events. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of c However, it is important to note that none of these people have ever shipped an application written in Objective-C. He wrote the book widely regarded to be the bible of Mac development: For example, web services have also become very important, so I added the web services chapter to the book.

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What I loved about coca book is that almost every technical detail that is discussed is illustrated with simple example applications that can quickly be built and run. The book is organized around example programs, not programming concepts, so it’s pretty much impossible to go back and skim to find a particular bit of code or concept.