Cocoa Programming: For Mac OS X 4th Edition

BY AARON HILLEGASS AND ADAM PREBLE

This book covers the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X. The bonus? It’s written in an engaging tutorial style and has been thoroughly class-tested to assure clarity and accuracy. Is it an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer? Yes. Yes, it is.

About the Book

If you’re developing applications for Mac OS X, Cocoa ® Programming for Mac ® OS X, Fourth Edition, is the book you’ve been waiting to get your hands on. If you’re new to the Mac environment, it’s probably the book you’ve been told to read first. Written in an engaging tutorial style, and thoroughly class-tested to assure clarity and accuracy, it covers the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured apps - making it an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer.

Updated for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7, this fourth edition includes coverage of Xcode 4, blocks, view-based table views, Apple’s new approach to memory management (Automatic Reference Counting), and the Mac App Store.This edition adds a new chapter on concurrency and expands coverage of Core Animation.The book now devotes a full chapter to the basics of iOS development.

About the Authors

Aaron Hillegass' Bio Pic

Aaron Hillegass, founder of Big Nerd Ranch and a former employee at NeXT and Apple, has nearly two decades of experience in programming and teaching Objective-C, Cocoa, and, more recently, iOS. Aaron is co-author of iOS: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide and Objective-C Programming for Mac OS X.

Bill Phillips' Bio Pic

Adam Preble learned Cocoa programming from the first edition of this book. Today, Adam is our Vice President of Engineering and an instructor for our Beginning Cocoa, Cocoa I and Cocoa II bootcamps.