Are you ready to apply your Java skills to the world of Mac OS X? This book shows you how. It first walks you through the history of Java on Apple, then the free development tools available on OS X and the steps for automating builds. Next you'll find out how to make your Java applications behave the way you want in the Mac environment. With the help of numerous code samples, you'll also get up and running with more advanced programming—and soon be creating cutting-edge apps that take full advantage of any Apple technology.
Start a Java project with one of Xcode's project templates
Distribute your apps in style by mastering icon creation and application bundling
Make your Java applications respond and look like real OS X applications
Integrate the application menu, the Help Viewer, and the Dock into your applications
Discover how to add Objective-C® NSViews to your Java Windows and JFrames
Create impressive text-based UIs using the Terminal
Access the latest information on Apple development Visit www.wileydevreference.com for the latest on tools and techniques for Apple development, as well as source code for the projects in this book.