Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X for Dummiesby Erick Tejkowski
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Cocoa programming is not only the favored development environment for Mac OS X, it’s also a primary tool for creating iPhone and iPod Touch software. That makes this a great time to learn Cocoa, and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies is the ideal place to start!
This book gives you a solid foundation in Cocoa and the unusual syntax of Objective-C. You’ll learn what’s new in Cocoa frameworks and create an application step by step. For example, you can:
- See how Xcode underlies your applications as the main component of Apple’s IDE
- Examine the basics of the Objective-C language, the elements of a Cocoa interface, and object-oriented programming
- Use Xcode and Interface Builder
- Spruce up your apps with audio, video, Internet features, stylized text, and more
- Create applications with the stunning graphics for which Macs are famous
- See how to build apps with multiple documents and even executables that aren’t traditional Mac apps
- Use all the exciting new Cocoa features
- Work with Cocoa numbers, arrays, Booleans, and dates
- Build document-based applications
- Simplify with key-value coding
The better you understand Cocoa programming, the better the applications you can create for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies makes it easy and fun!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Meet the Author
Erick Tejkowski was still in elementary school when he began helping to instruct teachers on Apple computers. As a professional developer, he has designed software for clients as varied as Chicken of the Sea, Energizer, Nextel, Edys-Dreyers, Rigid Medical, and Leap Pad.
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This book does several things right. First, the tone and pace of the book are suitable for less experienced developers, but isn't laden with "training wheels" for the complete beginning developer. If you've got any type of familiarity with a C/Java/C#-like language, you'll be able to keep up. If you're a C++ guru, but new to the Mac and Xcode, you'll be able to zip through and still remain interested and engaged. The writing style is casual but not impertinent. Secondly, there are lots of practical tips, best practice recommendations, and real-world advice alongside the step-by-step tutorials. This means the book will still have value and a place on my shelf as long as I'm still doing Mac/Cocoa work. Last, but not least, the book has a lay-flat binding. This means I can have the book open on the coffee table, right next to my MacBook, and I don't need to find heavy objects to pin the book open when I want to follow along with a tutorial step or type in some sample code.