There have been enough books written on programming for Mac OS X to fill a library. But none of them are written by Mark Dalrymple, one of the industry's leading lights, nor built upon our Advanced Mac OS X bootcamp. (If you'd like a sample of Mark’s brilliance, check out his contributions to our blog.)
About the Book
Find out how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies of Mac OS X by getting into the real nitty-gritty of multi-threading, interprocess communication, networking, performance tuning, distributed objects, kqueues, Bonjour, authentication, the keychain, and directory services. The tools are also covered: gcc, gdb, subversion, Shark, and Saturn.
Programmers who are new to the platform will appreciate the guide's learn-while-doing approach. Each chapter introduces or further develops an application that's been carefully designed and tested to teach concepts and provide real experience. Some apps are small stubs completed in a chapter. Others span chapters and offer practice working with complex apps and advanced tools like Xcode, Interface Builder, and Instruments.