Specifically, Aaron Hillegass introduces the three most commonly used Mac developer tools: . Cocoa programming for Mac OS X / Aaron Hillegass. â 3rd ed . This is the eBook version of the printed book. The best-selling introduction to Cocoa, once again updated to cover the latest Mac programming. Aaron Hillegass · @AaronHillegass. Author of books on Cocoa, iOS, and Objective-C. Founder of Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. Atlanta, GA.

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Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X, written in an engaging tutorial style, and hillegasd class-tested to assure clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer. Refresh and try again. However, later, as I learned the platform, I came back to this book periodically, to see how it treated some topics.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 4/e

Aug 16, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: The technique was brilliant, but the software was a little awkward. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. How Delegates Work Challenge: Sign In We’re sorry! Aaron works through development of a small programme across several chapters and then presents you with a challenge at the end of one of the chapters instructing you to construct a similar programme using what you have learnt BUT also using a new call or two. If current trends continue, most babies born today will never own a laptop or a desktop computer.


Also, most chapters also have a couple challenges at the end which is nice. 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. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Aug 19, Ergun Coruh rated it it was amazing.

A decent understanding of object-oriented programming concepts is a prerequisite. Like most people over 40, I have cocos of opinions about how people should live their lives. I really liked the 5th edition of this book and the one you should get if you are new to OS X programming.

Feb 25, Joey rated it it was amazing. You should come — it is a well-run and informative gathering. These two problems really take away from the utility of this book. Please try again later. Some of them are quite stretching for programmers that are new to Hilegass, but I probably learnt as much again from completing the challenges as I did from following along with examples.

I wonder, however, if Cloud-related technologies have received all the attention and left no space to discuss other trends.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I have a number of the Programmihg Nerd Ranch books.

For most people, 10 hours is too much. Dec 11, Philip rated it liked it. And by it, I mean ‘w’. A lot of little things were tidied up.

All this and so much more is why MacTech consistently names Aaron one of the top 25 most influential people in the Mac community. At the end of most pdogramming are Challenges, well-designed exercises that really get readers to own previously covered techniques for themselves and to develop independent programming skills.


This is one of the first books I purchased through apple in order to replace my hardcopy. Wasn’t a beginner book.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass

I often wander around without a computer, so I needed a nice easy way to print important bits into hilegass books of information that I could carry around in my pocket. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Ok lets be clear here. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

It covers all the right topics, but the programming examples are not particularly useful and it’s not clear how one could extend them to other situations. As some of the answers point out, it really comes down to experience more than anything. Sign up using Facebook.

The latter or updated chapters are just kinda sloppy.