Most readers will benefit from a small but realistic walkthrough of an example. As a writer, it takes some restraint to keep from unloading everything in a single chapter; as a reader, it takes some patience and a little leap of faith that the material is relevant and should be read, regardless of the simplicity of the example.
With those thoughts in mind, this chapter introduces a simple Quartz application that is representative of the type of applications that you’ll create with the Quartz framework. This example walks you through the steps necessary to create and execute the sample application. When you’re finished with this chapter, you should have a solid foundation to build upon for the rest of the book.