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Cocoa Programming For Dummies

Tejkowski, Erick

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ISBN 10: 0764526138 / ISBN 13: 9780764526138
Published by For Dummies, 2003
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Title: Cocoa Programming For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Mac OS X comes with an array of tools that make Macintosh programming easier and more accessible than ever before – and Cocoa is the hottest of these. Object oriented, featuring powerful frameworks and cool visual interface design capabilities, Cocoa provides you with programming skills you only could dream of a few years ago. With it, you can quickly create sophisticated applications for Mac OS X, complete with beautiful Aqua interfaces and advanced functionality. But getting started with Cocoa can be tricky, and you’re going to need all the expert, hands-on advice and guidance you can get. That’s where this book comes in.

Cocoa Programming For Dummies is your complete guide to mastering that powerful Mac development tool. Full of fast and easy projects for designing, developing, and deploying rich new applications with Cocoa, it gets you up and running, in no time, with what you need to:

  • Master the Cocoa API
  • Get the most out of AppKit Framework and Found ation
  • Get a handle on Objective-C programming
  • Use advanced graphics features
  • Program file management features
  • Develop Web-friendly applications
  • Create hot multimedia effects
  • Build a movie player

Cocoa Programming For Dummies lets you explore Cocoa programming by doing it. Each chapter guides you through the process of creating at least one simple application illustrating the features covered in it. Erick Tejkowski walks you through:

  • Six simple steps to creating Cocoa applications
  • Project Builder, Interface Builder, FileMerge, IconComposer, PackageMaker and other utilities
  • Programming in Objective-C
  • Manipulating, editing and saving text, and changing text styles
  • Using graphics, managing files, and printing with Cocoa
  • Interacting with the Web and sending e-mail from a Cocoa application
  • Loading and playing sound files and building an audio player
  • Watching movies with Cocoa
  • Building document-based applications using AppleScript

The easy way to start cooking up hot new Macintosh applications with Cocoa, Cocoa Programming For Dummies puts you in control of all of Mac OS X’s awesome object-oriented programming capabilities.

From the Back Cover:

Start using Apple’s Developer Tools the fun and easy wayTM

Your guide to building hot Cocoa applications with object-oriented programming

Want to try a little Cocoa but don’t know where to start? Here’s the book you need, full of fast and easy projects for designing, developing, and deploying rich new applications using the Cocoa APIs and Objective-C programming. Soon you’ll be serving up programs flavored with file management features, multimedia effects, stylized text, and much more!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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