Mac Application Development For Dummies
By Karl G. Kowalski
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 352

Join the fun! Start developing apps for the Mac desktop now— this book shows you how!

The Mac App Store is open for desktop business! You can get inon the action with this easy-to-follow guide to developing a Macapp from concept to completion. Here's how to become a registeredMac developer, plan an app that users will love, work withObjective-C and code libraries, build and debug your app, andmarket it through the App Store.

  • Welcome to Mac land — learn about Mac apps in general, thetools you need to start building them, and how to register as a Macdeveloper

  • Learn the code — discover the basics of Objective-Cprogramming, the Cocoa Framework, and how to create a Mac app'suser interface

  • It's all about the user — learn strategies for supportinguser expectations and how to create a positive user experience

  • Information, please — safely manage and store theinformation users will provide

  • The finishing touches — hunt down and banish the bugs andprepare to ace Apple's app review

Open the book and find:

  • The skills you'll need to develop Mac apps

  • Where to find online assistance

  • Sources and resources for a Mac project

  • Advice on testing a user interface

  • How to use Model-View-Controller

  • Ways to check your app for memory leaks

  • What Apple looks for in your app

  • App development best practices

Learn to:

  • Download the Mac App SDK and start working with Xcode

  • Take advantage of Mac desktop features to create amazingapps

  • Submit your app to the Mac App Store and navigate the approvalprocess

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