Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X has ratings and 32 reviews. Philip said: Ok lets be clear here. I’m the worlds worst programmer! my brain is not wired. Cocoa. Aaron illustrates his explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the . Cocoa programming for Mac OS X / Aaron Hillegass. â 3rd ed. He says that copies of “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 3rd Edition” are on trucks. I think the 3rd edition is Aaron Hillegass. more by.

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One of the few programming books which successfully caters to experienced programmers that are new to a specific field. He founded Big Nerd Ranch in I found everything I needed for the app Programmingg am working on. Also, the template pages had no calendars for or In June, it will be time to upgrade to a new version for Leopard.

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Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X 3rd Edition

Great book, but skips through some of the explainations of how individual lines of code are structured and why. Aaron works through development of a small programme across several chapters and then presents you with a challenge at the end of one of the chapters instructing you to construct a similar programme using what you have learnt BUT also using a new call or two.


I often wander around without a computer, so I needed a nice easy way to print important bits into little books of information that I could carry around in my pocket.

The examples hillegasss the book follow XCode 3 but I didn’t have much difficulty in adapting them to XCode 4. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 4/e

I was asked three times last week how I find how long an activity takes on the Mac and the iPhone. After completing it, you will have the know-how and confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. But Aaron is no stranger to having such a huge impact. This version will expire in June. The subject matter is challenging however so I would only recommend this book to someone who has at least basic experience with the C language cooca an object oriented language. Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X, written in an engaging tutorial style, and thoroughly class-tested to assure clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 4/e by Aaron Hillegass & Adam Preble on Apple Books

Big Nerd Ranch has a reputation for mind-blowingly excellent Cocoa and iPhone training. The bible of Cocoa programming. In particular, our students expect our instructors to be experienced, friendly, knowledgeable, articulate, and committed. Aaron and Adam illustrate their explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa proogramming, to show you how Mac programs should be written.


Aaron founded the Ranch injust one highlight in a glowing career that began in childhood. Anyone who wants to develop OSX apps in Cocoa should read this. He began programming at the ripe old age of 10 in the basement of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Jul 25, Mark rated it it hiillegass amazing. Jan 24, Frank rated it liked it. Chad Adams figured out a brilliant technique of cutting and folding pieces of paper into little books and called it PocketMod.

The book, itself, is excellent — but this version is almost unusable because the example code does not display properly and has missing text in iBooks. Fr is the best version of this book yet.

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Not nearly as good as the last Objective C book I worked through. Got the 2nd edition. We will be talking about the stuff we consult and teach classes on:. Open Preview See a Problem?

These days, when you create a palette project, Xcode creates a palette target and a framework target. We write really good software.