The O’Reilly Network’s Mac DevCenter recently began a column penned by Mike Beam that may be of interest to developers that want to learn more about Cocoa, Mac OS X’s native application environment.
The O’Reilly Network is an online presence of O’Reilly & Associates, the well-known publisher who specializes in detailed technical documentation on myriad issues — Linux, UNIX, Windows, Oracle, open source, Web and Internet technology, and much more. Recently the company announced that it would be publishing a series of guides for Mac OS X programmers, including — predictably — a new tome called Learning Cocoa. It’s coming this May.
In his introductory column, entitled
Digging Deeper into Mac OS X, Beam talks about his own experience with Mac OS X and object-oriented programming. He talks about the architecture of Mac OS X and how Cocoa relates to other parts of Mac OS X, as well. He also talks about Cocoa’s form and function itself.
Beam promises to detail into object-oriented programming and Objective-C in his next couple of columns, with further columns dedicated to writing practical Cocoa applications. If you have an interest in developing for Mac OS X and you can use a hand, you might want to stop by the Mac DevCenter periodically for more details.