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DOC â READER Cocoa Programming for OS X 9780134076959 ð AARON HILLEGASS

MOBI ☆ The Big Nerd Ranch Guide ☆ Aaron Hillegass

Cocoa Programming for OS X The Big Nerd Ranch Guide Big Nerd Ranch GuidesCovering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full featured applications for OS X this edition is updated for OS X Yosemite 1010 Xcode 6 and Swift Written in an engaging tutorial style and class tested for clarity and accuracy it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer The authors introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools Xcode and Instruments They also cove Despite having than 20 years of experience in object oriented programming I found this book very difficult to follow right from the start Much frustrating though was the discovery that Swift 3 is not backwards compatible with Swift 10 When I code their examples in Swift 3 there were so many errors I gave up on this book after 3 chapters If you're using the latest version of xCode in 2016 you'll have Swift 3; don't waste your money on this book

BOOK Cocoa Programming for OS X

DOC â READER Cocoa Programming for OS X 9780134076959 ð AARON HILLEGASS ð [Reading] ➻ Cocoa Programming for OS X: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) By Aaron Hillegass – Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full featured applicaR the Swift language basic application architecture and the major design patterns of Cocoa Examples are illustrated with exemplary code written in the idioms of the Cocoa community to show you how Mac programs should be written After reading this book you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own uniue needs And you will know enough to write you Most people that wish to learn Cocoa programming are looking to program for the iOS mobile platform and material on developing specifically for the Mac OS X platform is scarce I had made a couple of attempts to learn OS X programming in the past but found Objective C off putting but the arrival of Apple's new language Swift encouraged me to have another goIt's worth noting that this book is not intended for complete programming beginners The authors make it clear that the target audience is people with programming experience in other languages such as C Java and C# who want to learn how to develop for the OS X platform It is also not intended to be a complete introduction to the Swift programming language There is a primer chapter on Swift and this may be sufficient for experienced programmers to pick up the basics but it's not a complete tutorialThe book's main focus is developing Mac applications using Xcode 6 and it provides tuition in the form of a series of tutorials that the reader is intended to follow This is not a reference book at all and you will probably only benefit from it by following along with the tutorialsI was very impressed with the pace of the tutorials and also the order in which the concepts were presented I really felt that I was making steady progress as I worked through the chapters The topics covered are very well chosen and include some topics that are too freuently missing from similar publications such as switching between ViewsThere is also a very good supporting forum for the book with a separate area for each chapter Here the authors answer uestions that students might have as they follow along and also highlight errata This could be particularly useful as new versions of Xcode and Swift are released and the publications falls out of date a little which is inevitableOverall I am very pleased with this purchase The book isn't overly long and stops short of advanced topics but it is an excellent introduction to OS X programming in Swift The core concepts are explained really well and it provides a solid foundation on which to build I'm hoping they will release an update to their Advanced Cocoa Programming book and if they do I will definitely be purchasing that too

Aaron Hillegass ☆ Big Nerd Ranch Guides PDF

R own stylish codeThis edition was written for Xcode 63 and Swift 12 At WWDC 2015 Apple announced Xcode 7 and Swift 2 both of which introduce significant updates that along with some changes to Cocoa for OS X 1011 affect some of the exercises in this book We have prepared a companion guide listing the changes needed to use Xcode 7 to work through the exercises in the book; it is available The book is well presented and his a major plus in that it provides a reasonable amount of repetition gradually providing repeated instructions in abbreviated form to encourage you to remember how to do it Be aware that there is a lot of implied references to Objective C and Objective C constructs this is not the author's fault but is the nature of OS X programming and Swift in particular This is not a beginner's bookThe latest version of Interface Builder has clearly been designed to allow development as presented once you have started a New Project but Hillegass as every other manual I could lay my hands insisted on deleting the provided window and coding through a manually created Xib Nib file which might be better Model View Control programming but I found it frustrating that it didn't seem to be making full use of the Interface Builder as provided In fact I'm far from convinced by this MVC approach I've encountered it in Joomla programming too and it just seems to lead to excessive complexity what's wrong with old fashioned OOP I say So I docked it a starBut if you're serious about OS X programming or iOS for that matter and don't want to go whole hog and learn Objective C itself or already know it then this is probably the right book for you