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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If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. This third edition includes technologies introduced in Mac OS X 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.

My hope is that awron presenting exemplary code, I can help you to become not just a Cocoa developer, but a stylish Cocoa developer. Whatever application you have an interest in programming in Cocoa, this book will give you a solid place to begin your leap from.

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

I have a number of the Big Nerd Ranch books. Instead of practicing what was just covered, the exercises either have you repeat the This book aaro to teach Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably. Adam Preble learned Cocoa programming from the first edition of this book and after ten years in the software industry, joined Big Nerd Ranch to write Mac and iOS software as a consultant.


On first glance this books looks as good as the other BNR books.

Open Preview See a Problem? This version will expire pfogramming June. You need have an understanding of object oriented programming and some about Objective-C to begin with so if you don’t know that, read Steve Kochan’s “Programming in Objective-C”, an excellent companion volume to this.

Aaron Hillegass is an excellent tech author who can explain concepts in such a way that it’s easy to follow along, while keeping you engaged. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to hi,legass updates through seller support?

Vrutin Rathod rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Mar 11, Chibimagic rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Paul Farnam rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Through that code, I will introduce you to the idioms of the Cocoa community. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Cocoa Programming for OS X : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Cocia this and so much more is why MacTech consistently names Aaron one of the top 25 most influential people in the Mac community. We do continuous integration and automated testing throughout the process.


We will be talking about the stuff we consult and teach classes on:. Also the best introduction to Objective-C which is required to work in Cocoa. We write really good software. I have tried to make this book as useful for you as possible, if not indispensable. Note this book covers Mac desktop apps. I had a bug where I was mutating a collection while iterating over it — Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

I was tired of figuring out the workarounds since the old book uses an ancient version of Xcode. The authors present a subject and give a very quick demonstration. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Having said that the one Ok lets be clear here. I got through the first five chapters or so but stopped once I knew I couldn’t take the environment. I am speaking this week at the OpenBase Summit Mike Zornek rated it hillegaws was amazing May 29, Difficult to get through; wasn’t a good match to my need at the time iPhone OS programming.

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