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Press Release: December 11, 2012

Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition--New from O'Reilly Media: Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores

Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition

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Sebastopol, CA—Get up to speed on Cocoa and Objective-C for developing Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch applications. If you don't have experience developing on the Apple platform, no problem. Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition covers everything you need to get started—from object-oriented programming to working with iCloud.

In addition to learning the basics of Cocoa and Objective-C, the two foundational technologies underlying Apple's development platforms, you'll also learn how to use Apple's Xcode Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Each chapter presents a different sample program for you to build, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to teach you the fundamentals of Cocoa programming.

  • Learn about technologies like blocks, properties and Automatic Reference Counting
  • Discover the similarities and differences between Mac OS X and iOS
  • Examine real-world applications of advanced Cocoa and Cocoa Touch features

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About the Authors

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a mobile app engineer, game designer and researcher with a passion for making technology simpler and as engaging as possible.

He has written two books on game development and currently spends his time designing mobile products for millions upon millions of users while drinking too much coffee.

Paris has coded for everything from Qt to 6502 assembly to iOS and thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea. He claims he will soon have a PhD.

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Jon Manning is the co-founder of Secret Lab, an independent game development studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He's worked on apps of all sorts, ranging from iPad games for children to instant messenging clients. He's a Core Animation demigod, and frequently finds himself gesticulating wildly in front of classes full of eager-to-learn iOS developers. Jon is the world's biggest Horse_ebooks fan (, and can be found on Twitter as @desplesda.

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