O’Reilly & Associates
has released “Cocoa in a Nutshell,” a new US$39.95, 545-page book (ISBN 0-596-00462-1) by Michael Beam and James Duncan Davidson that looks at Apple’s object-oriented development environment.
“Cocoa in a Nutshell” is divided into two parts, with the first part providing an overview of Cocoa’s classes. It describes common programming tasks, with several chapters focusing on the larger patterns in the frameworks so developers can understand the larger relationships between the classes in Cocoa.
The second half of the book is a quick reference to Cocoa’s Foundation and Application Kit (AppKit) classes. Designed to complement Apple’s documentation, “Cocoa in a Nutshell” is a reference for the classes, functions, types, constants, protocols, and methods that make up Cocoa’s Foundation and Application Kit frameworks, based on Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”).
You can check out Chapter 4, “Drawing and Imaging,” at the
O’Reilly Web site. More info on the book — including the table of contents, index, author bios, and samples — are also