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Cocoa in a Nutshell by James Duncan Davidson, Michael Beam

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Chapter 2. Foundation

The Foundation framework provides support for a variety of basic functionalities and data types, including the following:

  • Strings, numbers, and collections

  • Dates and time

  • Binary data

  • Means of working with files, including accessing data and working with bundles

  • Distributed event notification

  • Operating system interaction

  • Threading

This chapter discusses these subjects and provides several short examples that demonstrate of the most common methods of the key classes.

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