Cocoa programming is not only the favored development environment for Mac OS X, it’s also a primary tool for creating iPhone and iPod Touch software. That makes this a great time to learn Cocoa, and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies is the ideal place to start!
This book gives you a solid foundation in Cocoa and the unusual syntax of Objective-C. You’ll learn what’s new in Cocoa frameworks and create an application step by step. For example, you can:
See how Xcode underlies your applications as the main component of Apple’s IDE
Examine the basics of the Objective-C language, the elements of a Cocoa interface, and object-oriented programming
Use Xcode and Interface Builder
Spruce up your apps with audio, video, Internet features, stylized text, and more
Create applications with the stunning graphics for which Macs are famous
See how to build apps with multiple documents and even executables that aren’t traditional Mac apps
Use all the exciting new Cocoa features
Work with Cocoa numbers, arrays, Booleans, and dates
Build document-based applications
Simplify with key-value coding
The better you understand Cocoa programming, the better the applications you can create for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies makes it easy and fun!