Chapter 2. Let's Get Started

Many books would start off by giving you a lot of philosophy. This would be a waste of precious paper at this point. Instead, I am going to guide you through writing your first Cocoa application. Upon finishing, you will be excited and confused…and ready for the philosophy.

Our first project will be a random number generator application. It will have two buttons labeled Seed random number generator with time and Generate random number. There will be a text field that will display the generated number. This is a simple example that involves taking user input and generating output. At times, the description of what you are doing and why will seem, well, terse. Don't worry—we will explore all of this in more detail throughout ...

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