Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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Overview

Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Mark Dalrymple, Aaron Hillegass

While there are several books on programming for Mac OS X, Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is the only one that contains explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book gets down to the real nitty-gritty. The third edition is updated for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and covers new technologies like DTrace, Instruments, Grand Central Dispatch, blocks, and NSOperation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321706546
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Series: Big Nerd Ranch Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 552
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Mark Dalrymple, the Advanced Mac OS X instructor at Big Nerd Ranch, has been a Macintosh programmer since 1985 and a professional Unix programmer since 1990.

Mark has experience on the client side and server side, being a veteran of several startups and larger technology operations like AOL and Google. On the back-end, he has been the technical lead for AOLserver, a high-performance web server handling tens of thousands of hits per second on many different Unix platforms (Linux, HP, SGI, Digital Alpha, Solaris). On the client-side, he has worked with native Mac toolkits, helped in the construction of cross-platform toolkits, and currently has code running on millions of Macintosh desktops world-wide.

Mark is principal author of Learn Objective-C on the Macintosh and has been the technical reviewer for many Cocoa and iPhone titles with Apress. He is also the co-founder of CocoaHeads, the international Mac programmer's group, with chapters in 26 countries on five continents.

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