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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A good iPhone app is going to be very different from a good Mac app.

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The Mac appears to be xocoa real yillegass in the mainstream consumer computing market, and certainly the iPhone is doing the same. Programmers who have spent a few years working in Visual Studio get freaked out. You can find other posts on XML and related topics at our blog.

Perhaps that class will become a book someday, but we need to test and improve it in the classroom for a while first. See All Related Store Items. From the author of. If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. I am pretty easy to spot — I’m quite tall and I wear a cowboy hat.

We apologize for the missing content on this page. Feb 10, William rated it it was amazing. By going through the book from beginning to end, the reader gets familiarity with a large collection of ideas and technologies.

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By removing ideas like the pasteboard, we create time and space for discussions of iPhone-specific topics like the CoreLocation framework and the accelerometer. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


Hillegass dives right into the subject matter, and the book does an especially good job with pacing the examples with infodumps. Considered by many as the “Cocoa Bible”, it leads the reader hillegsss the world of Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at a steady, manageable pace. Chapter 19 Keyboard Events. If you want to get into programming on the Mac or the iPhone, this is the first book you should aarom.

Recognizing that no one wants this unsolicited advice, I work hard to keep these opinions to myself. This book tried to teach Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably. Updated for Mac OS X I just open sourced a simple persistence layer for Cocoa and iPhone that uses Tokyo Cabinet.

Windows and the Undo Manager Chapter They also cover the Objective-C language and the major design patterns of Cocoa. However, today Tasha who curates our blog asked me to write some advice to the young people who are coco this spring. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I wonder, however, if Cloud-related technologies have received all the attention and left no space to discuss other trends. Dec 11, Philip rated it liked it. And you will know enough to write your own stylish code.

Account Options Sign in. The answer is… both. Here is the compiled application. Specifically, Aaron Hillegass introduces the three most commonly used Mac developer tools: Chapter 17 Custom Views. This post is about why starting a company cocia just dumb. Anyone who wants to develop OSX apps in Cocoa should read this.

All modern printers can print to within one third of an inch of the edge of programmming paper. This edition adds a new chapter on concurrency and expands coverage of Core Animation. Chapter 6 Helper Objects. However, it is important to note that none of these people have ever shipped an application written in Objective-C.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Do you have any suggestions? Aaron and Adam illustrate their explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written.

I like to see the code. An extraordinarily rare technical book: Refresh and try again. Over my career, Fod developed and tested many theories about teaching and learning. Chapter 20 Drawing Text with Attributes. Cocoa Design Patterns Erik M. Chapter 32 Core Data Relationships. This one will be pretty out of date soon.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass

Do they need to know anything about using Apple’s development tools or Objective-C? This is the bit that floors me and I don’t allow myself to read any further until I’ve completed the current challenge.

Back cover aaeon The cocoz introduction to Cocoa, once again updated to cover the latest Mac programming technologies, and still enthusiastically recommended by experienced Mac OS X developers. Feb 25, Joey rated it it was amazing. Aaron illustrates his explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written. This book is an excellent follow-up to the Big Nerd Ranch guide to Objective C, if you are just starting out as a Mac programmer.