Learning Cocoa
Programming with Objective-C and a Look at Swift
By Jonathon Manning, Tim Nugent, Paris Buttfield-Addison
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Run time: 6 hours 4 minutes

Learn how use Cocoa with Objective-C to develop 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 networking with Bluetooth, this video course covers all of the essentials 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 the Event Kit and Core Animation frameworks. Along the way, you will build several example projects, including “hello world” applications, a simple video player app, and an app that displays calendar events. Finally, you’ll learn how to program using Swift, Apple's new programming language for iOS and Mac development.

  • Learn the application lifecycle on OS X and iOS
  • Work with user interfaces, using nibs, storyboards, UI Dynamics, and Core Animation
  • Use AVFoundation to play audio and video
  • Work with documents and data on the file system
  • Learn how to create localized apps for users in different languages
  • Display lists and grids with table views and collection views
  • Dive into maps, location, and geocoding
  • Learn about non-standard apps, including status bar items
  • Explore networked apps, service discovery with Bonjour, and multi-peer connectivity
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This video is a very comprehensive overview of Objective-C and its use with Cocoa and Cocoa for iOS. I learnt a lot from the presenters, and they present well. I was pleased to find a modern Objective-C video since everyone seems to have moved to Swift.

Objective-C is still very relevant to what I do and this was a modern and thorough introduction and overview of it.

I am impressed that O'Reilly is breaking into videos. They are doing a great job. This is a perfect example of a great video tutorial.

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