Cocoa [NOOK Book]

Overview

Develop applications for Mac OS X with this Developer Reference guide

Make a clean transition to programming in Apple environments using the elegant and dynamic programming API Cocoa and this practical guide. Written by aseasoned Mac expert, this book shows you how to write programs in Cocoa for the rapidly expanding world of Macintosh users.

Part of the Developer Reference series, this book prepares you for a...

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Cocoa

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Overview

Develop applications for Mac OS X with this Developer Reference guide

Make a clean transition to programming in Apple environments using the elegant and dynamic programming API Cocoa and this practical guide. Written by aseasoned Mac expert, this book shows you how to write programs in Cocoa for the rapidly expanding world of Macintosh users.

Part of the Developer Reference series, this book prepares you for a productive programming experience on today's fastest-growing platform.

  • Cocoa is a programming framework for developing in Apple environments, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • This book covers all the major information you need to start developing dynamic applications for Mac OS X
  • Master all Cocoa tools, including Xcode and working with Objective-C
  • Includes full coverage of the Cocoa API, Xcode, and Objective-C, as well as programming for Apple's latest OS X, Snow Leopard
  • Companion Web site includes all code files

Programming for Apple's Macintosh is a growing career field. This essential guide, one of the most comprehensive on Cocoa, will help you quickly become productive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118003930
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Developer Reference , #26
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Wentk is a developer with more than fifteen years of experience in publishing, and is one of the UK's most reliable technology writers. He covers Apple products and developments for MacWorld and MacFormat magazines, and also writes about technology and business strategy for publications such as Computer Arts and BBC Focus.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Introducing Cocoa.

Chapter 2: Think Cocoa!

Chapter 3: Introducing the Cocoa and OS X Documentation.

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Xcode.

Chapter 5: Introducing Classes and Objects in Objective-C.

Chapter 6: Getting Started With Classes and Messages in Application Design.

Chapter 7: Introducing Interface Builder.

Chapter 8: Building an Application with Interface Builder.

Part II: Going Deeper.

Chapter 9: Using Cocoa Design Patterns and Advanced Messaging.

Chapter 10: Working with Files, URLs, and Web Data.

Chapter 11: Using Timers, Threads, and Blocks.

Chapter 12: Managing Data and Memory in Cocoa.

Chapter 13: Using Preferences and Bindings.

Chapter 14: Using Core Data.

Chapter 15: Working with Text and Documents.

Part III: Expanding the Possibilities.

Chapter 16: Managing Views and Creating 2D Graphics.

Chapter 17: Creating Animations and 3D Graphics.

Chapter 18: Debugging, Optimizing, and Managing Code.

Chapter 19: Developing for the iPhone and iPad.

Part IV: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Building Dashboard Widgets.

Appendix B: Maximizing Productivity and Avoiding Errors.

Index.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    Use only as a reference book!

    I bought this book after reading the free chapter thinking I would learn how to program with Cocoa for the Max OS X platform. Two hundred pages into this and no programming.
    This book is good for reference only.
    It takes you on the history of Unix, Cocoa, some older programs that Apple used to use, breaks down in depth what particular windows do, classes, etc... But never once teaches you how to build a project.
    You can download prewritten projects on Wiley's website, but this does nothing for those wanting to learn how to code with Xcode.
    I am at page 200 and am looking for a new book. I will keep this for reference only.
    Do not read this book if you do not have any experience with Xcode or programming for the Mac platform(s). You will become so confused you may throw your hands up in disgust.
    No wonder why few people program for Apple and this explains why the programs that are out there are way behind those of Microsoft software products.
    I am not going to let the complexity hinder me in learning how to program.
    You should find another book, buy this only as a reference.
    For those that are coding with Xcode and Interface Builder this book might help you troubleshoot your program.

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