MacRuby: The Definitive Guide: Ruby and Cocoa on OS X

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Want to build native Mac OS X applications with a sleek, developer-friendly alternative to Objective-C? MacRuby is an ideal choice. This in-depth guide shows you how Apple’s implementation of Ruby gives you access to all the features available to Objective-C programmers. You’ll get clear, detailed explanations of MacRuby, including quick programming techniques such as prototyping.

Perfect for programmers at any level, this book is packed with code samples and complete project ...

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Overview

Want to build native Mac OS X applications with a sleek, developer-friendly alternative to Objective-C? MacRuby is an ideal choice. This in-depth guide shows you how Apple’s implementation of Ruby gives you access to all the features available to Objective-C programmers. You’ll get clear, detailed explanations of MacRuby, including quick programming techniques such as prototyping.

Perfect for programmers at any level, this book is packed with code samples and complete project examples. If you use Ruby, you can tap your skills to take advantage of Interface Builder, Cocoa libraries, the Objective-C runtime, and more. If you’re a Cocoa developer, you’ll learn how to improve your productivity with MacRuby.

  • Get up to speed on MacRuby basics, including classes and methods
  • Learn how to use MacRuby with Apple’s Xcode developer suite
  • Delve into the primitive object classes and data types in Foundation Kit
  • Build event-driven user interfaces with the AppKit framework
  • Handle relational object persistence with the Core Data framework
  • Use advanced MacRuby techniques, including concurrency and sandboxing
  • Get examples for applications using Twitter and a location web service
  • Embed MacRuby into existing Objective-C applications
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449380373
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Aimonetti is a Senior Engineer at Sony Playstation in San Diego, CA where he works on video games. Prior to that, Matt worked with startups, fortune 100 companies and traditional companies, where he had the opportunity to be involved with really captivating projects in different domain spaces from Biotech to comics without forgetting advertising, social networks e-learning and more.

Matt joined the MacRuby team in 2008 and has been active in the Ruby community for many years prior to that. Matt developed or contributed to a lot OSS libraries and frameworks (Merb, Rails and many more), spoke at users groups and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Matt blogs at http://merbist.com.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • MacRuby Overview
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Fundamentals
    • Chapter 3: The Cocoa Environment
    • Chapter 4: Foundation
    • Chapter 5: Application Kit
    • Chapter 6: Xcode
    • Chapter 7: Core Data
    • Chapter 8: One Step Deeper


  • MacRuby in Practice
    • Chapter 9: Address Book Example
    • Chapter 10: Geolocation
    • Chapter 11: MacRuby in Objective-C Projects
    • Chapter 12: Objective-C Code in MacRuby Apps
    • Chapter 13: Using Ruby Third-Party Libraries


  • Index
  • Colophon

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