Mac OS X: Advanced Development Techniques

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Mac OS X Advanced Development Techniques introduces intermediate to advanced developers to a wide range of topics they will not find so extensively detailed anywhere else.

The book concentrates on teaching Cocoa development first, and then takes that knowledge and teaches in-depth, advanced Mac OS X development through detailed examples. Topics covered include: writing applications in Cocoa, supporting plug-in architectures, using shell scripts as startup items, understanding ...

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Overview

Mac OS X Advanced Development Techniques introduces intermediate to advanced developers to a wide range of topics they will not find so extensively detailed anywhere else.

The book concentrates on teaching Cocoa development first, and then takes that knowledge and teaches in-depth, advanced Mac OS X development through detailed examples. Topics covered include: writing applications in Cocoa, supporting plug-in architectures, using shell scripts as startup items, understanding property lists, writing screen savers, implementing preference panes and storing global user preferences, custom color pickers, components, core and non-core services, foundations, frameworks, bundles, tools, applications and more. Source code in Objective-C, Perl, Java, shell script, and other languages are included as appropriate.

These solutions are necessary when developing Mac OS X software, but many times are overlooked due to their complexities and lack of documentation and examples. The project-oriented approach of Mac OS X Advanced Development Techniques lends itself perfectly to those developers who need to learn a specific aspect of this new OS. Stand-alone examples allow them to strike a specific topic with surgical precision. Each chapter will be filled with snippets of deep, technical information that is difficult or impossible to find anywhere else.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672325267
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/22/2003
  • Series: Developer's Library
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Overview 3
1 Introduction to Mac OS X 5
2 Introduction to Programming in Mac OS X 19
II Application Level 37
3 Cocoa Applications 39
4 Cocoa Plug-ins 69
5 Carbon Plug-ins 99
6 Frameworks 119
III Enhancing the System 133
7 System Services 135
8 System Preference Panes 149
9 Status Items 163
10 Screen Effects 175
11 Color Pickers 191
IV Advanced Methods 203
12 Threads 205
13 Terminal 223
14 XML-RPC 241
15 SOAP 269
16 Snippets 297
17 Conclusion 309
V Appendixes 311
A Source Code 313
B Online Resources 403
Index 405
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