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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I read the first edition, and IMHO just because he has been programming for Cocoa since NextStep does not make him a good or interesting author. I wonder, however, if Cloud-related technologies have received all the attention and left no space to discuss other trends.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Dec 29, Madhur Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: Through that code, I will introduce you to the idioms of the Cocoa community. I would also recommend this book to iPhone developers new to Cocoa. After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs.

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Cocoa Programming for OS X: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Aaron Hillegass

These are really the prerequisites to picking up this book. Paperbackpages. The Best Books of You might as well just read Apple’s technical documentation instead. Instead coccoa 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.


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However, if you are an intermediate or advanced Cocoa programmer this probably won’t help very much. I often wander around without a computer, so I needed a nice easy way to print important bits into little books of information that I could carry around in my pocket. Highly recommended; it does need to be updated to latest Swift version and seems to be removed from Big Nerd Ranch book list – update to latest swift language seems unlikely which is a shame since Cocoa based programming books are few and far between.

Considered by many as the “Cocoa Bible”, it leads the reader into the world of Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at a steady, manageable pace. As others have mentioned, its pretty easy to hillegss 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 lrogramming use this as a starter book The flow is engaging, examples are interesting and comprehensive.

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Cocoa Programming for OS X : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

The de-facto standard text for learning Cocoa. It is a universal binary that hi,legass on MacOS X There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Examples are illustrated with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written.


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The examples in the book follow XCode 3 but I didn’t have much difficulty in adapting them to XCode 4.

Refresh and try again. Robert D ODonnel rated it really liked it Nov 20, These days, when you create a palette project, Xcode creates a palette target and a coccoa target. I really liked the 5th edition of this book and the one you should get if you are new to OS X programming.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Previously, he was a developer at NeXT and Apple. Difficult to get through; wasn’t a good match to my need at the time iPhone OS programming.

Cocoa Programming for OS X: This book is written for programmers who already know some C programming and something about objects. Great book, but skips through some of the explainations of how individual lines of code are structured and why.