Popular technical book publisher O’Reilly & Associates released “Learning Cocoa with Objective-C,” a new reference guide by James Duncan Davidson that serves as a follow-up to “Learning Cocoa.”
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The new book shows developers how to start building Cocoa applications in Mac OS X using the Objective-C binding to the Cocoa frameworks, according to the publisher. It includes information specific to Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” as well.
The book starts out with an introduction to the concepts of object-oriented programming employed in Objective-C, and then shows readers how to use Apple’s own developer tools — like Project Builder and Interface Builder. The book introduces the frameworks of Cocoa, Foundation and the Application Kit, and shows readers how to build simple applications in the process.
Each chapter features a different sample program for readers to build, with step-by-step instructions that teach Cocoa fundamentals. Pro advanced techniques and concepts are presented with each successive chapter. Along the way users are taught how to build single-window and multiple-window document-based applications; manipulate text data; draw; localize apps for multiple language support; and create Dock icons, develop Help, and package their finished product for distribution.
The new book also covers the latest updates to the Cocoa frameworks, like the Address Book framework. An API quick reference card is included, and the book has an appendix with a list of must-have Cocoa resources.
“Learning Cocoa with Objective-C” is available from O’Reilly & Associates for US$34.95. The ISBN number is 0-596-00301-3. You can get more information, including an index, author biography and a sample at O’Reilly’s Web site.