Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 4th Edition
Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 388

Get up to speed on Cocoa and Objective-C, and start developing applications on the iOS and OS X platforms. If you don’t have experience with Apple’s developer tools, no problem! From object-oriented programming to storing app data in iCloud, the fourth edition of this book covers everything you need to build apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

You’ll learn how to work with the Xcode IDE, Objective-C’s Foundation library, and other developer tools such as Event Kit framework and Core Animation. Along the way, you’ll build example projects, including a simple Objective-C application, a custom view, a simple video player application, and an app that displays calendar events for the user.

  • Learn the application lifecycle on OS X and iOS
  • Work with the user-interface system in Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
  • Use AV Foundation to display video and audio
  • Build apps that let users create, edit, and work with documents
  • Store data locally with the file system, or on the network with iCloud
  • Display lists or collections of data with table views and collection views
  • Interact with the outside world with Core Location and Core Motion
  • Use blocks and operation queues for multiprocessing
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Excellent update to a quality book

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    Comments about oreilly Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 4th Edition:

    I picked up the previous edition of this book at O'Reilly's conference OSCON in Portland last year. This year I picked up the 4th edition and managed to get the authors to sign it for me.

    As with the previous edition this is an extremely comprehensive guide to Cocoa and Objective-C and is well targetted to current programmers who want to pick up these techs. Having learnt Cocoa and Objective-C from the previous edition I found this new edition valuable to solidify my understanding, pick up a better grasp of Objective-C prior to Apple introducing Swift (its new counterpart language) and generally refer to as I develop.

    Again this is highly recommended. The best Mac and iOS book around.

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    Thorough update to a classic

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      Comments about oreilly Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 4th Edition:

      We have seen updates to this book twice in roughly a year after it was not updated for a very long time. This is progress!

      This now classic title seems to fully cover everything I need for iOS7 and Mavericks and it does it with a refreshing conciseness and breadth of topcis that I am quite happy with it. Many solid examples are provided when needed, and not provided when they are not needed. I am pleased that OReilly is updating this book so rapidly (for the publishing world).

      I only just acquired it, and am scarcely through it, but it seems excellent.

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