Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Content deserves six stars...
By Liam Butler-Lawrence
...but please note the screenshots and Xcode/Cocoa-specific instructions are sorely out of date. Xcode version is 3.x (when Interface Builder was still a separate app), and a few of the Cocoa methods used in the code have been deprecated.
That said... Scott Stevenson is *fantastic* at explaining everything, with just the right amount of humor. I wouldn't trade this book in for anything.
In the end, if you're an advanced Mac user who's okay with using Apple's docs to find out about the deprecated methods, translating for some UI changes, etc, you'll love it. No book can make you create Mac apps, but this one will make you *want* to!
A complete book to start learning iOS Development. Deeping into the fundamental of C and goes through the Objective-C which is make the learning process so easy.
This is a really excellent training for Cocoa programming. It starts with some basics about C that I'd forgotten and then rapidly moves to Objective C and Cocoa. Stevenson is well known for being a great teacher at his web site. I'm (I think) considerably more advanced than the target audience, but I still found quite a bit to like. And the chapter introducing NSWindowController and NSViewController is terrific. I learned Cocoa before these were introduced, and they've seemed very daunting to me. They seem very simple now. I'm delighted. Stop reading me and start reading this book.
I teach an iOS dev group and I recommend this book to every person who comes (every time they come)!