Specifically, Aaron Hillegass introduces the three most commonly used Mac developer tools: . Cocoa programming for Mac OS X / Aaron Hillegass. â 3rd ed . This is the eBook version of the printed book. The best-selling introduction to Cocoa, once again updated to cover the latest Mac programming. Aaron Hillegass · @AaronHillegass. Author of books on Cocoa, iOS, and Objective-C. Founder of Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. Atlanta, GA.

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These are really the prerequisites to picking up this book.

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Trivia About Cocoa Programming I found everything I needed for the app I am working on. Books by Aaron Hillegass. All stuff you can figure out your own by experimenting of course. Found a good link: There, he wrote the data structures library for Tower Eiffel, before leaving to work on Wall Street to help create mortgage-backed securities a device that would, fifteen years later, bring our entire economy to its knees.

Username Password Forgot your username or password? This is how technical books proyramming be written. As others have mentioned, its pretty easy to grok and recover from the typos and skipped instructions if you’re already experienced in Obj-C and Cocoa programming, but I’m not so sure that would be true for anyone that’s trying to use this as a starter book Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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Hillegass dives right into the subject matter, and the book does an especially good job with pacing the examples with infodumps. We will be talking about the stuff we consult and teach classes on: Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources.

I just open sourced a simple persistence layer for Cocoa and iPhone that uses Tokyo Cabinet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This book is an excellent follow-up to the Big Nerd Ranch guide to Objective C, if you are just starting out as a Mac programmer.

Great question – I think it comes with experience and working with all the different types of programmibg and UI Controls. The book is organized around example programs, not programming concepts, so it’s pretty much impossible to go back and skim to find a particular bit of code or concept.

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I’m mainly wondering how he knew to put these lines in: Am I Drawing to the Screen? These guys literally wrote THE book on cocoa. I’m the worlds worst programmer! There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Showing of reviews. 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. My understanding to do this to NSWindow is so that when the user interacts with it, it will be the first responder, in other words, it will receive any actions for the NSWindow. Weak References Challenge: Here is the main reason I give this book such a high rating. You get to benefit from Aaron’s experience.


This one will be pretty out of date soon. This guide is now in its fourth edition and has been translated into French, German, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Jan 20, Gian Luca rated it really liked it. There’s a hillegass loading this menu right now. Aaron founded the Ranch injust one highlight in a glowing career that began in childhood. You’re right, that code wouldn’t occur to most people doing an initial implementation. I bought this book even though I owned the second edition.

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To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Dec 11, Philip rated it liked it. The go-to book for Cocoa and Objective C.