Introduction

If you're an experienced programmer, a beginner just learning to program, or a complete novice who knows nothing about programming at all, this book is for you. No matter what your skill level may be, you can learn how to write programs for the Macintosh starting today.

What makes programming for the Macintosh so appealing is that the programming tools are free (courtesy of Apple), and by learning the basics of programming the Macintosh, you can easily apply your skills and experience to programming the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad as well. Although this book focuses on programming the Macintosh, what you learn here can build a solid foundation to help you take the next step toward writing your own iPhone/iPod touch/iPad apps in the ...

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