Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running - Scott Stevenson

Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running

By Scott Stevenson

  • Release Date: 2010-04-16
  • Genre: Programming
4 Score: 4 (From 43 Ratings)

Description

Build solid applications for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod Touch, regardless of whether you have basic programming skills or years of programming experience. With this book, you'll learn how to use Apple's Cocoa framework and the Objective-C language through step-by-step tutorials, hands-on exercises, clear examples, and sound advice from a Cocoa expert.

Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running offers just enough theory to ground you, then shows you how to use Apple's rapid development tools -- Xcode and Interface Builder -- to develop Cocoa applications, manage user interaction, create great UIs, and more. You'll quickly gain the experience you need to develop sophisticated Apple software, whether you're somewhat new to programming or just new to this platform.
Get a quick hands-on tour of basic programming skills with the C languageLearn how to use Interface Builder to quickly design and prototype your application's user interfaceStart using Objective-C by creating objects and learning memory managementLearn about the Model-View-Controller (MVC) method of sharing data between objectsUnderstand the Foundation value classes, Cocoa's robust API for storing common data typesBecome familiar with Apple's graphics frameworks, and learn how to make custom views with AppKit.

Reviews

  • Content deserves six stars...

    5
    By Liam Butler-Lawrence
    ...but please note the screenshots and Xcode/Cocoa-specific instructions are sorely out of date. Xcode version is 3.x (when Interface Builder was still a separate app), and a few of the Cocoa methods used in the code have been deprecated. That said... Scott Stevenson is *fantastic* at explaining everything, with just the right amount of humor. I wouldn't trade this book in for anything. In the end, if you're an advanced Mac user who's okay with using Apple's docs to find out about the deprecated methods, translating for some UI changes, etc, you'll love it. No book can make you create Mac apps, but this one will make you *want* to!
  • Great Book!

    4
    By mhdariau
    A complete book to start learning iOS Development. Deeping into the fundamental of C and goes through the Objective-C which is make the learning process so easy.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By Ronbo13
    This is a really excellent training for Cocoa programming. It starts with some basics about C that I'd forgotten and then rapidly moves to Objective C and Cocoa. Stevenson is well known for being a great teacher at his web site. I'm (I think) considerably more advanced than the target audience, but I still found quite a bit to like. And the chapter introducing NSWindowController and NSViewController is terrific. I learned Cocoa before these were introduced, and they've seemed very daunting to me. They seem very simple now. I'm delighted. Stop reading me and start reading this book.
  • Brilliant Book!

    5
    By cbeninati
    I teach an iOS dev group and I recommend this book to every person who comes (every time they come)!

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