COCOA PROGRAMMING FOR MAC OS X BY AARON HILLEGASS PDF

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. He says that copies of “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 3rd Edition” are on trucks. I think the 3rd edition is Aaron Hillegass. more by. He wrote the book widely regarded to be the bible of Mac development: Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X. This guide is now in its fourth edition and has been.

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Dec 11, Philip rated it liked it. Ok lets be clear here. I’m the worlds worst programmer! I’m like a dog chasing a cat, I always go back for more punishment!!

Great book, but skips through some of the explainations of how individual lines of code are structured and why. Apples reference docs don’t give simple examples of how each call works and I find it confusing as I don’t easily see how a call should be used. Having said that the one Ok lets be clear here. Having said that the one great and frustrating thing about this book is the challenges at the end of various chapters. 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.

This is the bit that floors me and I don’t allow myself to read any further until I’ve completed the current challenge. It may well take me years to finish this book Mar 11, Chibimagic rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This book tried to teach Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably. 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.

This book teaches you how to read Objective-C, not how to write it. The author encourages you to copy-paste the code a lot or retype it verbatim. Instead of practicing what was just covered, the exercises either have you repeat the This book tried to teach Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably.

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Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X

Instead of practicing what was just covered, the exercises either have you repeat the example program verbatim or make you figure out things for yourself that haven’t been gone over yet.

You might as well just read Apple’s technical documentation instead. Jun 28, Michael rated it really liked it. This is how technical books should be written. The author does an excellent job of walking the reader through the need-to-know parts of developing Cocoa software on the Mac. His style is very approachable. Hillegass “gets” his audience.

I would not recommend this book to a beginner or non-programmer. A decent understanding of o This is how technical books should be written. A decent understanding of object-oriented programming concepts is a prerequisite. I would also recommend this book to iPhone developers new to Cocoa.

It does an excellent job of filling in the gaps that Apple omits in their iPhone guides and tutorials. What I loved about this book is that almost every technical detail that is discussed is illustrated with simple example applications that can quickly be built and run.

I’d also recommend completing the challenges in the book. Some of them are quite stretching for programmers that are new to Cocoa, but I probably learnt as much again from completing the challenges as I did from following along with examples.

This book is an excellent follow-up to the Big Nerd Ranch guide to Objective C, if you are just starting out as a Mac programmer. Aug 19, Ergun Coruh rated it it was amazing. The examples in the book follow XCode 3 but I didn’t have much difficulty in adapting them to XCode 4.

The flow is engaging, examples are interesting and comprehensive. I found everything I needed for the app I am working on. Note this book covers Mac desktop apps. Aug 16, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: My first book on Cocoa and Objective-C programming.

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Wasn’t a beginner book. It assumed some competence on Mac OS usage and culture. Difficult to get through; wasn’t a good match to my need at the time iPhone OS programming.

However, later, as I learned the platform, I came back to this book periodically, to see how it treated some topics. Feb 05, Sam rated it really liked it. This book would hilelgass great for a beginner in Objective-C and Cocoa, but it won’t take you very far. Most of my experience was just re-typing code from the book, which is very helpful when you are not at all familiar with Objective-C or Cocoa. However, if you are an intermediate or advanced Cocoa programmer this probably won’t help very much.

Mar 07, Alpha rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the few programming books which successfully caters to experienced programmers that are new to a specific field. Hillegass dives right into the subject matter, and the book does an especially good job with pacing the examples with infodumps.

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Jul 18, Sean rated it really liked it. The de-facto standard text for learning Cocoa. It was good and to programmlng point. The subject matter is challenging however so I would only recommend this book to someone who has at least basic experience with the C language and an object oriented language.

These are really the prerequisites to picking up this book. Jan 05, Jay rated it it was ok.

Not nearly as good as the last Objective C book I worked through. Hillegass isn’t thorough enough.

But a lot of time is wasted and I’m often in a state of resigned confusion. Jul 25, Mark rated it it was amazing. If you want to get into programming on the Mac or the iPhone, this is the first book you should read. Considered by many as the “Cocoa Bible”, it leads the reader into the world of Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at a steady, manageable pace. Dec 22, Jack Repenning rated it it was amazing Shelves: The go-to book for Cocoa and Objective Nillegass.

An extraordinarily rare technical book: Also the progrwmming introduction to Objective-C which is required to work in Cocoa. This is really a great book on Cocoa Programming and Xcode. It can be picked up by anyone with just a little programming experience.

Jan 11, Ma rated it really liked it. I liked this book, it was clear, practical and relevant. I got through the first five chapters or so but stopped once I knew I couldn’t take the environment. Aug 04, Jason Hullinger rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 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 24, Frank rated it liked it. Hillegass is the Petzold of Mac programming. Got the 2nd edition. Was good, but gets dated fast. Snow Leopard has different tricks to get your applications to understand Applescript. Feb 25, Joey rated it it was amazing. Anyone who wants to develop OSX apps in Cocoa should read this.

Jan 20, Gian Luca rated it really liked it. Buona visione dall’alto di Cocoa e Objective C. Feb 10, William rated it it was amazing.

A good introduction to Cocoa and Objective C, especially if you make the effort to go through all the exercises! May 04, Douglas rated it really liked it.