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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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You need have an understanding of object oriented programming and some about Objective-C to begin with so if you don’t know that, read Hillegaas Kochan’s “Programming in Objective-C”, an excellent companion volume to this.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass

He wrote the book widely regarded to be the bible of Mac development: But Aaron is no stranger to having such a huge impact. Note this book covers Mac desktop apps. He presently leads engineering at Big Nerd Ranch and steals away time for Cocoa programming and for teaching the Cocoa bootcamp course, on which this book is based.

So I, knowing a little about Cocoa, hacked together PagePacker. Key methods are thrown out list-like in places, with no obvious pointers to how or where they are to be implemented.

It will also get you started with the three most commonly used developer tools: The flow is engaging, examples are interesting and comprehensive. The only part I take issue with is the claim that 10 hours of sleep is useful when learning difficult concepts like these. A decent understanding of object-oriented programming concepts is a prerequisite. Dec 11, Philip rated it liked it.


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Dec 29, Madhur Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: Through that code, I will introduce you to the idioms of the Cocoa community.

I would also recommend this book to iPhone developers new to Cocoa. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. David Mann rated it really liked it Oct 17, No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Jul 25, Mark rated it it was amazing.

Aaron Hillegass

Want to Read saving…. It covers the Objective-C language and the major design patterns of Cocoa.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Evan rated it cocoaa was amazing May 26, The Kindle version of this book is virtually unusable. There is a lot of code in this book. For most people, 10 hours is too much.

Aaron Hillegass | Big Nerd Ranch

I have a number of the Big Nerd Ranch books. That streaming device will run apps. The latter or updated chapters are just kinda sloppy. I am celebrating the arrival of Mac OS X If you are a fan of Matt Neuberg-type books, then I would pass on this one.


Paperbackpages. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. And you will know enough to write your own stylish code. Paul Farnam rated it it was amazing Jan 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aaron illustrates his explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written.

Cocoa Programming for OS X : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

We have created the Big Nerd Ranch Weblog so that we can share some knowledge with everyone. While zipping around town on this beautiful spring day, I noticed that nearly all of hilleyass cars were occupied by exactly one person.

As such, we have written our own replacement for PowerPoint. These two problems really take away from the utility of this book. I’m the worlds worst programmer! Extremely useful if you write or want to write Mac apps. If you are frustrated with Core Data, you might find it useful.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I would not recommend this book to a beginner or non-programmer. To view it, click here.

See all reviews. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But a lot of time is wasted and I’m often aaroh a state of resigned confusion.