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Cocoa® Programming for Mac OS® X For Dummies® by Erick Tejkowski

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Introduction

Welcome to Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies. This book shows you how to create applications for Mac OS X, complete with beautiful Aqua interfaces and advanced functionality. The best part is that Cocoa provides you with programming skills that you could only dream of a few short years ago.

About This Book

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies is a newcomer's guide to Cocoa programming for Mac OS X. This book guides you through the basics of Cocoa application development, so you can finally realize the full potential of your Macintosh. Although Cocoa isn't the easiest thing on earth to figure out, it's easy enough that beginners can create applications. Furthermore, even beginner projects can have features that rival professional applications. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to add complex features — features that would have taken an army of engineers to build in the past.

This book won't make you a certified Cocoa expert, but it will give you a good start on your way to becoming proficient with Cocoa. From the beginning of the book to the very end, you'll explore Cocoa programming by using it. Each chapter guides you through the process of creating at least one simple application that illustrates the features presented in that chapter.

Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies covers the fundamentals of Cocoa programming as well as advanced features. The weird thing about Cocoa is that you sometimes can't tell which is which. In Cocoa, the simple is ...

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