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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The authors introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools: Cocoa Programming for OS X: Pouya Kary rated it it was amazing Sep 03, In particular, all the code blocks were just images from the PDF. We write really good software. Jun 28, Michael rated it really liked it. After completing a series on Cocoa programming on Lynda.

Got the proramming edition. You are not expected to have any experience with Mac programming. This guide is now in its fourth edition and has been translated into French, German, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. You might as well just read Apple’s technical documentation instead.

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But for the last five years, I have been looking over my shoulder for something terrible to happen. The best book for Cocoa programming with Swift. There are introductions to the Cocoa approach to graphics, text, documents, to name a few. They also cover the Swift language, cicoa application architecture, and the major design patterns of Cocoa.


The author even manages some humor without being over-the-top; the style is close to conversational yet still efficient and to the point. I was asked three times last week how I proframming how long an activity takes on the Mac and the iPhone.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X

The developer tools are free. The tools can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Connection Web site http: Big Nerd Ranch, based in Atlanta, does training and consulting on mobile and other emerging technologies. I have tried to make this book as useful for hillegxss as possible, if not indispensable.

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He also covers the Objective-C language and the major design patterns of Cocoa. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

I was tired of figuring out the workarounds since the old book uses an aarln version of Xcode. Other books in this series. My first book on Cocoa and Objective-C programming. I started Big Nerd Ranch because I thought it could be taken to another level — expert instructors, relevant materials, great programmng. It’s kind of cocpa cheat to add this to the list of awron I read, but I did indeed read it all. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Big Nerd Ranch has a reputation for mind-blowingly excellent Cocoa and iPhone training.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. However, if you are an intermediate or advanced Cocoa programmer this probably won’t help very much. One person found this helpful. A decent understanding of object-oriented programming concepts is a prerequisite.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. At Big Nerd Ranch, we follow a pretty minimal style for our slides. I’d also recommend completing the challenges ccocoa the book. Instead of practicing what was just covered, the exercises either have you repeat the example program verbatim or make you figure out things for yourself that haven’t been gone over yet.

Return to Book Page. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. If you are a fan of Matt Protramming books, then I would pass on this one. 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.

Examples are illustrated with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written. Don’t rush through the text! Quotes from Cocoa Programming The Best Books of My hope cocia that by presenting exemplary code, I can help you to become not just a Cocoa developer, but a stylish Cocoa developer.

This is really a great book on Cocoa Programming and Xcode.

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