Cocoa is the programming environment for Apple development, and this information-packed developer's guide is your key to the Cocoa libraries and the Apple developer tools. Written for developers by an experienced Mac expert and iPhone developer, this book shows you how to learn and use Xcode and Objective-C, design user interfaces, optimize your code, manage data, create animations and special effects, and package apps for the App Store.
Master and understand the Xcode SDK, Objective-C, and the Cocoa API
Create, use, profile, and debug custom objects and subclasses
Design user interfaces with Interface Builder
Streamline your code with design patterns such as Model-View-Controller (MVC)
Work with text, PDFs, Web data, and Apple's Core Data API
Create simple and advanced animation effects with Core Animation and Core Image
Learn to develop apps for Mac OS X and Apple devices
Access the latest information on Apple development
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