Mac Application Development For Dummies

Mac Application Development For Dummies

by Karl G. Kowalski, Tim Layton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118032220
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Karl G. Kowalski is the principal software engineer for RSA Security, where he has worked on security software solutions for Apple devices since 2006. He's an expert Mac developer with experience in technologies ranging from databases to text-to-speech integration.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started on Macintosh Apps 7

Chapter 1: Gathering What You Need to Develop Mac Apps 9

Chapter 2: Mac OS X Coding with Xcode 39

Chapter 3: Giving Your App Something to Do 63

Chapter 4: Objective-C and Cocoa Applications 87

Part II: A View to an App 115

Chapter 5: Using Interface Builder to Lay Out Your Views 117

Chapter 6: Controlling Your Windows and Views 147

Chapter 7: Drawing Advanced Views 177

Part III: Focus on the User 207

Chapter 8: Maintaining Your Users' Data 209

Chapter 9: Working in the Background 251

Chapter 10: Printing Your User’s Data 283

Part IV: Polishing and Supporting Your App 303

Chapter 11: Debugging Your App 305

Chapter 12: Putting On the Finishing Touches 337

Part V: The Part of Tens 367

Chapter 13: Ten Useful Apple Sample Apps 369

Chapter 14: Ten Macintosh Development Tips 377

Index 387

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