The O’Reilly Network has published three installments of “Programming with Cocoa” by developer Mike Beam that you may want to check out if programming/developing is your cup of tea. Cocoa is the native (and object oriented) programming language of Mac OS X.
In the current installment, Mike Beam explains how to send messages to objects, as well as other basics of Objective-C authoring. Understanding these concepts provides a foundation for working with Apple’s developer tools — Interface Building and Project Builder — in upcoming columns, according to Kelly Nolan of the O’Reilly Network.
” Digging Deeper into Mac OS X ” is the introduction to the O’Reilly’s Cocoa column that will run regularly on the Mac DevCenter. In ” Components of Object-Oriented Programming,” Beam describes the OOP components used in Cocoa, including classes, message passing, inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism.
The O’Reilly Network is a portal for developers interested in open and emerging technologies, including new platforms, programming languages, and operating systems. The Mac DevCenter is the Macintosh area of the network.