Big Nerd Ranch will be holding a week of Cocoa training March 18-22, in Asheville, NC. After a successful Macworld Expo and the Addison-Wesley release of “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X,” Big Nerd Ranch founder Aaron Hillegass is back to teaching Cocoa at the Ranch.
The Big Nerd Ranch teaches programmers in an environment that includes room and board in the class price. Cocoa is an advanced object-oriented programming environment. According to Apple, Cocoa gives developers a whole new toolbox for building the best next-generation applications. It’s a collection of advanced, object-oriented APIs for developing applications written in Java and Objective-C.
Students in the March class will discover the “Lost Chapter” on creating and controlling Unix processes from Cocoa applications. In addition, individual projects are welcome, allowing for expert assistance from the instructor and from fellow students, Hillegass said. Finally, the topics from “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X” will be covered in greater depth than in the book.
The class fee (US $3,500) includes original course materials, five days of training, room and board at the Ranch, 24-hour computer lab access, and a Big Nerd Ranch coffee mug and t-shirt. Ten seats remain for the March class. For additional information, go to the Big Nerd Ranch Web site.