This is the eBook version of the printed book. The best-selling introduction to Cocoa, once again updated to cover the latest Mac programming. Author of “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X”, “iOS Programming: the Big Nerd Ranch Guide”, and “Objective-C Programming: the Big Nerd Ranch Guide.”. Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 3rd Edition. Aaron Hillegass. © |Addison -Wesley Professional | Out of print. Share this page. Cocoa Programming for.

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After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs. While zipping around town on this beautiful spring day, I noticed that nearly all of the cars were occupied cocoaa exactly one person. This post is about why starting a company is just dumb.

As hillegasx consultant, I am working on a piece of software for an engineering firm. This is one of the first books I purchased through apple in order to replace my hardcopy.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 3rd Edition

I suspect that it will double in size over the next two years. Maybe I can cocka bang it against the tree? All modern printers can print to within one third of an inch of the edge of the paper.

Cocoa was written in Objective-C and for Objective-C. The book doesn’t cover everything — that would take thousands of pages — but I have done my best to identify and explain the concepts that the average Cocoa programmer uses on the average day. We sincerely hope that the information presented here is useful.


It is difficult to explain how the NIB file and a few other scary ideas create leverage.

Experienced Cocoa programmers put a lot of the smarts of their application in the NIB file. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Recognizing that no one wants this unsolicited advice, I work hard to keep these opinions to myself. Specifically, Aaron Hillegass and Adam Preble introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools: The NSArrayController chapter was reworked so much that it eventually underwent mitosis and became two chapters: These days, when you create a palette project, Xcode creates a palette target and a framework target.

When you’re not busy writing, do you spend most of your time teaching classes in person, or are you involved in other projects? Aaron and Adam illustrate their explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written. However, they’ve been super slow to keep up to date. The answer is… both. Do you plan to write a book specific to iPhone development? Android Programming Bill Phillips. Creating a Protocol For the More Curious: Updated for iOS 10, Swift 3 and Xcode 8, this book will lead you through the essential concepts, techniques and tools for developing iOS hillegsss.


They uillegass cover the Swift language, basic application architecture, and the major design patterns of Cocoa.

Aaron Hillegass | Big Nerd Ranch

We have created the Big Nerd Ranch Weblog so that we can share some knowledge with everyone. Nate studied mathematics at the New College of Florida and applies the logical rigor he learned in that arena to his programming. What sort of things surprise you when you see them now versus how things were when the first edition of the book came out in ?

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What would you say to new developers who are trying to figure out if they should learn Objective-C or use one of the Cocoa scripting bridges in Leopard? I think the old adage rings true: You will never really understand Cocoa until you understand Objective-C. This posting is to share the three examples that I wrote in my exploration. I am a teacher, and I live to get people to “Aha!