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Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Mark Dalrymple

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Foreword

 

In 1989, the band Living Colour released the song Glamour Boy which explained that the world was filled with glamour boys who valued appearance over other, deeper properties. And the song proclaims I ain't no glamour boy.

Many programmers are glamour boys. They lack a deep understanding of what is happening under the surface, so they are pleased simply to ship an application that the client doesn't hate. If they had a better comprehension of how the operating system does its work, their code would be faster, more reliable, and more secure.

If you are a Mac OS X or iOS programmer, the knowledge that separates really good coders from glamour boys is in this book. It demystifies the plumbing of Mac OS X. It helps you interpret mysterious ...

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