Chapter 3. The Basic Steps to Creating a Mac Program

The two basic steps needed to create a Mac program involve designing your user interface and writing Objective-C code to make your program actually do something. Although you can design your user interface first and then write your Objective-C code (or vice versa), it's more likely that you'll switch between both tasks as you gradually add features to your program. Before you start writing a program, the most important first step is to decide what you want your program to do and how you want it to look. Take a moment, sit down with a pencil and paper, and decide exactly what you want your program to do.

Once you know what you want your program to do, you'll know what type of data it needs and ...

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