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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Lists with This Book. My friend Chris Cunningham from Apple recommended this book as an intro to programming for the Mac Operating System and the iphone.

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

The authors present a subject and give a very codoa demonstration. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The conference is April 9 and 10 in Seattle. If you are learning to program on Mac OS X and are either a ninja Objective-C coder or a novice, this book is a must have.

Jan 20, Gian Luca rated it really liked it. Ok lets be clear here. Share your thoughts with other customers. Big Nerd Ranch has a reputation hillegads mind-blowingly excellent Cocoa and iPhone training. Hillegass dives right into the subject matter, and the book does an especially good job with pacing the examples with infodumps.


Buona visione dall’alto di Cocoa e Objective C. Like most people over 40, I have lots of opinions about how people should live their lives. Whatever application you have an interest in programming in Cocoa, this book will give you a solid place to begin your leap from. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This article, originally published in MacTech Magazinegives tips on how to write your code such hillegasx retain count problems are easier to find and how to locate the problem when symptoms appear.

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One person found this helpful. For anyone struggling with the deprecated OpenGL glut methods in Chapter By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I needed to re-work some Objective-C code and programing this book as a refresher.

I was expecting a flood of hilleggass, but only received five. If you are a fan of Matt Neuberg-type books, then I would pass on this one.

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They also cover the Progarmming language, basic application architecture, and the major design patterns of Cocoa. Aug 16, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: If you are frustrated with Core Data, you might find it useful. A reputation like this is difficult to maintain. Alas, this book hillgeass live up to my expectations. I started Big Nerd Ranch because I thought it could be taken to another level — expert instructors, relevant materials, great settings.

Really disappointed in this book. I am celebrating the arrival of Mac OS X Dec 29, Madhur Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: Recognizing that no one wants this unsolicited advice, I work hard to keep these opinions to myself.


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At the end of most chapters are Challenges, well-designed exercises that really get readers to own previously covered techniques for themselves and to develop independent programming skills.

I’d also recommend completing the challenges in the book. We have prepared a companion guide listing the changes needed to use Xcode 7 to work through the exercises in the book; it is available at https: Pete Richardson rated it it was amazing Jun 29, The developer tools are free.

I’m the worlds worst programmer! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. And you will know enough to write your own stylish code. For much of the history of computers, technical training has received very little attention. Trivia About Cocoa Programming