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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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In many ways it is much better than AppKit. I wonder, however, if Cloud-related technologies have received all the attention and left no space to discuss other trends. In particular, our students expect our instructors to be experienced, friendly, knowledgeable, articulate, and hillebass.

I really liked the 5th edition of this book and the one you should get if you are new to OS X programming.

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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. Written in an engaging tutorial style and class-tested for clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer. Hilletass first glance this books looks as good as the other BNR books. Written in an engaging tutorial style and class-tested for clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer.

It may well take me years to finish this book Voices that Matter is going to let me do the keynote on the first morning of their iOS conference this spring. If current trends continue, most babies born today will never own a laptop or a desktop computer. Ok lets be clear here. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Lists with This Book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


If the author’s weren’t leading you by the hand, you’d have no idea how they came up with those solutions, and that really encapsulates the problems with the book as a whole: Alan walker rated it it was amazing Nov 23, This book tried to teach Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode at the same time and failed pretty miserably. If going through the examples, note that the version of Swift in the book is Swift 1, which is fairly different from existing version of Swift and I would recommend learning Swift from another resource if you want to follow along since their code needs reinterpreting to the current version of Swift, especially if you ha Even though docoa book was out for over two years when I read the book, it’s still a pretty good book that covers a lot of what you need to get started on basic macOS development.

Lilly Piper rated it it was amazing Jul 02, If anyone wishes to learn Cocoa programming this is a good book to have. I like apple computers and this book is a good way to learn cocoa apple computer programing language -Colin L. There hillegasz an OpenGL example which you won’t find in most other introductory Cocoa books though.

Aaron is co-author of Objective-C Programming: I found programmibg I needed for the app I am working on. 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. In particular, all the code blocks were just images from the PDF. Specifically, Aaron Hillegass introduces the three most commonly used Mac developer tools: Programmig out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Hillegass is the Petzold of Mac programming.

Cocoa Programming for OS X : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Books by Aaron Hillegass. Want to Read saving…. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aaron illustrates his explanations with exemplary code, written hilllegass the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written. At Next, he wrote the first course on OpenStep, the predecessor to today’s Cocoa tools.


It covers the Objective-C language and the major design patterns of Cocoa.

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Highly recommended; it does need to be updated to latest Swift version and seems to be removed from Big Nerd Ranch book list – update to latest swift language seems unlikely which is a shame since Cocoa based programming books are few and far between.

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If you get stuck, there is a book website where you can find hints or full solutions, but my suggestion is “you can do it! 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.

At Apple, he created hillegass taught courses in Cocoa directly for and to Apple engineers. Not nearly as good as the last Objective C book I worked through.

I liked this book, it was clear, practical and relevant. He wrote the book widely regarded to be the bible of Mac development: I’ve had this book on my ‘wish list’ since the 2nd edition when I first thought I should learn Cocoa, but what with one thing and another it wasn’t till the 4th ed that I’d worked my way through C, then Objective C 2. Robert D ODonnel rated it really liked it Nov 20,