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Cocoa Programming

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Cocoa Programming: A Quick-Start Guide for Developers shows you how to get productive with Cocoa-fast! We won't walk you through every class and method in the API (but we will show you where to find that information). Instead, we'll jump right in and start building a web browser using Cocoa. In just a few minutes you'll have something that works. A couple of minutes more, ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 7th 2010 by Pragmatic Bookshelf (first published March 15th 2009)
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Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, tech
I usually don't read tech books cover to cover. Typically, they're used for reference -- looking up something here or there, finding a technique and reading the chapter, or just giving up because the book is written so badly the more advanced sections are completely impenetrable. This was an exception. I read every chapter, did every exercise, and came out feeling I actually learned enough to be dangerous.

"Cocoa Programming: A Quick Start" is not for beginners. It assumes from the outside the re
Ben Love
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sometimes ya just have to go back to basics… after a year of forcing myself to understand (and, to a fairly strong extent, actually understanding) Objective C on the Mac, I decided to re-read one of the first books I worked through to see how much of it makes sense.
This is a pretty novel, story-like walkthrough the Cocoa framework on the Mac that also covers many of the fundamental basics of Obj-C, object-everything and MVC in an Apple context.
It all makes sense now and this book was a big help
Dec 22, 2008 rated it liked it
The tone of presentation is good, but the book could benefit from new examples rather than revisiting the same "Hello, World" example from different angles for many chapters in a row. I see how it's instructive to tease out new complexities from the same scenario, but by the last chapter I could barely stay awake.
Demian Turner
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cocoa, tech
I've read a numbers of books on Cocoa and this one really stands out in how it successfully walks you through the difficult aspects of the Cocoa platform and brings you up to speed with its idiosyncracies.
Jan 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
A good, introductory text. Sounds like the prag's just released a new update, which I haven't checkout yet.
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