Popular tech publisher O’Reilly & Associates have teamed up with Apple to produce a new line of reference guides aimed at helping Mac developers adjust to the brave new world of Mac OS X. The most successful of these guides so far has been Learning Cocoa , an in-depth look at Mac OS X’s new development environment.
Recently O’Reilly interviewed the team at Apple responsible for helping them put together the Learning Cocoa guide. That interview now appears on the O’Reilly Network Web site.
The discussion occasionally delves into the very technical, but it’s general enough for a layperson to follow as well. Questions range from general topics such as Cocoa’s roots in NeXTStep, how Cocoa will appeal to developers, how Cocoa fits in to the overall Mac OS X architecture, and how Cocoa applications communicate with other applications.
It’s an interesting read, whether or not you’re a Mac OS X programmer. If you’re interested in how some of Mac OS X’s technology work, you may find something worthwhile.