From the Back Cover
A solid introduction to programming on the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform
The Mac OS X Snow Leopard system comes with everything you need in its complete set of development tools and resources. However, finding where to begin can be challenging. This book serves as an ideal starting point for programming on the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the details of each featured example so that you can type them out, run them, and even figure out how to debug them when they don't work right. Taking into account that there is usually more than one way to do something when programming, the authors encourage you to experiment with a variety of solutions. This approach enables you to efficiently start writing programs in Mac OS X Snow Leopard using myriad languages and put those languages together in order to create seamless applications.
Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Programming:
Teaches you where to find current resources for the developer tools that come with your copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Explores Xcode®, the application used to build Mac OS X programs
Walks you through designing a graphical user interface with Interface Builder
Shows you how application resources are stored and how applications work in multiple languages
Explains writing applications using the Cocoa® frameworks, Xcode, and Dashcode
Addresses how various scripting languages extend Mac OS X's command-line interface
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About the Author
Michael Trent is a technical reviewer for numerous books and magazine articles and the coauthor of Beginning Mac OS X Programming with Drew McCormack.
Drew McCormack is an experienced computational scientist, founder of the "The Mental Faculty"an independent company developing software for the Mac and iPhoneand the coauthor of Beginning Mac OS X Programming with Michael Trent.
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