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. 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. He wrote the book widely regarded to be the bible of Mac development: Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X. This guide is now in its fourth edition and has been.

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Last week, my colleague Joe Conway wrote a posting suggesting that dot-notation was not a great addition to the Objective-C language and that he felt that programmers should not use it.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Apples reference docs don’t give simple examples of how each ls works and I find it confusing as I don’t easily see how a call should be used. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

An extraordinarily rare technical book: Having said that the one great and frustrating thing about this book is the challenges at the end of various chapters. It is important to us, however, that our slide shows go in and out of subversion easily.

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I’ve had this book on my ‘wish list’ since the 2nd edition when I first thought I should learn Cocoa, but what with one thing and another it wasn’t till the 4th ed that I’d worked my way through C, then Objective C 2. Aug 16, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: Updated for Mac OS X The code listings are also not separated from the rest of the book at all.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I was asked three times last week how I find how long an activity takes on the Mac and the iPhone. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Dec 22, Jack Repenning rated it it was amazing Shelves: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. If you are learning to program on Mac OS X and are either a ninja Objective-C coder or a novice, this book is a must have. You should come — it is a well-run and informative gathering.

Cocoa Programming for OS X

Click here to download PagePacker. I am doing a short introduction to Cocoa. It appears to be abandoned and is seriously out of date. Make a Delegate Challenge: The only part I take issue with is the claim that 10 hours of sleep is useful when learning difficult concepts like these.

However, if you are an intermediate or advanced Cocoa programmer this probably won’t help very much. Aaron Hillegass aaron bignerdranch. The authors introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools: If current trends continue, most babies born today will never own a hjllegass or a desktop computer. However, later, as I learned the platform, I came back to this book periodically, to see how it treated some topics.


This book is written for programmers who already know some C programming and something about objects. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass

Cells For the More Curious: 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.

See all reviews. Jan 05, Jay rated it it was ok. Through that code, I will introduce you to the idioms of the Cocoa community. Which Object Sends the Action Message? Share your thoughts with other customers. For anyone struggling with the deprecated OpenGL glut methods in Chapter No trivia or quizzes yet.