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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Cocoa Programming for OS X : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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. The author even manages some humor without being over-the-top; the style is close to conversational yet still efficient and to the point. This used to be the “go-to” book for the first-time OSX programmer; I wouldn’t recommend cocka until it undergoes a serious rewrite.

Here is the main reason I give this book such a high rating.

Jan 11, Pz rated it really liked it. Bradford rated it really liked it Dec 05, When I released PagePacker a week ago, I thought it might be handy hillegasx a few people. Buona visione dall’alto di Cocoa e Objective C. Aaron Hillegass Founder and Chairman Aaron founded the Ranch injust one highlight in a glowing career that began in childhood.

Share your thoughts with other customers. It may well take me years to finish this book Voices that Matter is going to let me do the keynote on the first morning of their iOS conference this spring.

Snow Leopard has different tricks to get your applications to understand Applescript. The chapter sample programs themselves set the stage for doing these Challenges and coupled together the pdogramming is a powerful educational tool. He also covers the Objective-C language and the major design patterns of Cocoa.


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Paperbackpages. Books by Aaron Hillegass. Last week, my colleague Joe Conway wrote a posting suggesting that dot-notation was not a great addition to the Objective-C language and that he felt that programmers should not use it. A reputation like this is difficult to maintain. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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Also, with three updates already in its past, the book now suffers from errata and both writing and coding styles that differ from the older material to the new. This book would be great for a beginner in Objective-C and Cocoa, but it won’t take you very far.

Feb 10, William rated it it was amazing. If you are frustrated with Core Data, you might find it useful. Also, most chapters also have a couple challenges at the end which is nice. We write really good software. What I loved about this book hillegads that almost every technical detail that is discussed is illustrated with simple example applications that can quickly be built and run.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Kindle Editionpages. I really liked the 5th edition of this book and the one you should get if you are new to OS X programming. See all reviews. The author does an excellent job of walking the reader through the need-to-know parts of developing Cocoa software on the Mac.

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In particular, our students expect our pprogramming to be experienced, friendly, knowledgeable, articulate, and committed. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. If going through the examples, note that the version of Swift in the book is Swift ccocoa, which is fairly different from existing version of Swift and I would recommend learning Swift from another resource if you want to follow along since their code needs reinterpreting to cocox current version of Swift, especially if you haven’t used Swift beforethat hjllegass classes in Cocoa may have changed their names though Xcode may help you with this depending on what version you useand hillfgass you may need to add ” objc” attributes to some properties and functions for compatibility e.


This one is not really crap; it is just a sad omission in the Objective-C 2 language. I, myself, was shocked that people cared at all. Looking for beautiful books? I liked this book, it was clear, practical and relevant. Back in there was very little learning material available for macOS coding. All this and so much more is why MacTech consistently names Aaron one of the top 25 most influential people in the Mac community. His style is very approachable. Here is the compiled application.

Specifically, Aaron Hillegass introduces the three most commonly used Mac developer tools: I just open sourced a simple persistence layer for Cocoa and iPhone that uses Tokyo Cabinet.

The flow is engaging, examples are interesting and comprehensive. The authors present a subject and give a very quick demonstration. This one covers Xcode 4, so instead of getting stuck trying to find cocow in Interface Builder I can keep on going.

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