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Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running

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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
ebook, 416 pages
Published April 16th 2010 by O'Reilly Media (first published 2010)
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Unfortunately, this was too much of a beginner's book for me to get much out of it. The parts I cared about it glossed over and the parts I didn't need, the author spent lots of time on. Too much "here's what to do" and too little, "here's why to do it."
Aug 11, 2010 Ted rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5/5 stars.

This is a good introduction to Cocoa and Objective-C, but since it has to cover so much, it only goes into details on some of the more important things.

One major thing it skips over explaining is drag and drop (it's shown in the code examples for one of the projects near the end, but nothing is said of it in the text).

There are a fair number of grammatical mistakes (not that big a of a deal for me), but all the code examples work (with one exception - you don't need a single line of
Chris M
Aug 01, 2011 Chris M rated it it was ok
Brief overview of Cocoa and Obj C. Doesn't go very in depth and doesn't explain the Obj. C concepts very well. No real exercises to do. Was disappointing. Big Nerd Ranch's book is much better.
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