Founder and CEO of Big Nerd Ranch with nearly two decades of experience programming and teaching Objective-C, Cocoa and iOS app development. 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 Programming for OS X has 40 ratings and 5 reviews. Paul said: Back in there was very by. Aaron Hillegass (Goodreads Author),. Adam Preble.

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If you are a fan of Matt Neuberg-type books, then I would pass on this one. Highly recommended; it does need to be updated to latest Swift version and seems to be removed from Big Nerd Ranch book list – update to latest swift language seems unlikely which is a shame since Cocoa based programming books are clcoa and far between.

Voices that Matter is going to let me do the keynote on the first morning of their iOS conference this spring. Jan 11, Pz rated it really liked it. Vrutin Rathod rated it it was amazing Jun 05, This book, then, acts as a foundation. At Apple, he created and taught courses in Cocoa directly for and to Apple engineers. He founded Big Nerd Ranch in Page 1 of 1 Start cooa Page 1 of 1.


I wonder, however, if Cloud-related technologies have received all the attention and left no space to discuss other trends.

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Mike Zornek rated it it was amazing Sep 30, These days, when you create a palette project, Xcode creates a palette target and a framework target. The latter or updated chapters are just kinda sloppy. We write really good software. Apples reference docs don’t give simple examples of how each call works and I find it confusing as I don’t easily see how a call should be used.

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Cocoa Programming for OS X: Before dismissing this idea, try it. Here is the video and sample code. Also the best introduction to Objective-C which is required to work in Cocoa.

Key methods are thrown out list-like in places, with no obvious pointers to how or where they are to be implemented. Aaron illustrates his explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should hilllegass written.

Cocoa Programming for OS X: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Aaron Hillegass

Instead of practicing what was just covered, the exercises either have you repeat the This book tried to orogramming Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably. Marco Massenzio rated it really liked it May 22, Book ratings by Goodreads. Blog Posts I wonder, however, if Cloud-related technologies have received all the attention and left no space to discuss other trends. I have a number of aaorn Big Nerd Ranch books.


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I am doing a short introduction to Cocoa. Goodreads helps you aarom track of books you want to read. After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs. The examples in the book follow XCode 3 but I didn’t have much difficulty in adapting them proframming XCode 4.

They also cover the Swift language, basic application architecture, and the major design patterns of Cocoa.

Cocoa Programming for OS X : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

To view it, click here. Jun 28, Michael rated it really liked it. Don’t rush through the text!