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

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My thought is that things shouldn’t be magic in your field of expertise. I don’t expect someone to implement a compiler or operating system, but they shouldn’t be mystical black boxes.

Paul Kim, Chief Noodler, Noodlesoft

I didn’t realize until after my friend Paul uttered the above statement on IRC one day that one of the goals of this book, and the Big Nerd Ranch Advanced Mac OS X Bootcamp in general, is to help demystify the fundamental Mac OS X technologies. A programmer can live a long time solely in the Cocoa Layer, only to be faced with inscrutable bugs when dealing with NSTask or network communication. I believe that knowledge of the lower levels of the OS will help you use the higher levels more effectively. That’s what ...

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