In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master Mac OS X Lion development from the ground up, and start writing tomorrow’s most exciting iOS-style Mac apps! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Apple’s powerful new development tools and techniques, build engaging user interfaces, integrate data and web services, and take advantage of Apple’s latest innovations…everything from gestures and multitouch to iCloud and In-App Purchasing. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Mac OS X Lion development tasks.
Quizzes at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode
Get started fast with Mac Developer Center, XCode, Objective-C, and Cocoa
Programmatically control OS X Lion’s powerful new features
Work with Cocoa’s powerful Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
Safely manage memory and fix leaks
Create robust, engaging, highly interactive user interfaces
Organize Cocoa layouts, controls, bindings, tables, and collections
Support gestures and multi-touch events
Define user defaults and provide Preference Panes
Work with documents, versions, and iOS-style Autosave
Make the most of notifications, alerts, sheets, and popovers
Use images and animation to make apps more powerful—and more fun
Use Core Data to cleanly integrate data into your apps
Query and submit data to web services
Submit apps to the Mac App Store
Support In-App Purchases with StoreKit