Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X, this edition is updated for OS X Yosemite (10.10), Xcode 6, and Swift. Written in an engaging tutorial style and class-tested for clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer. The authors introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools: Xcode and Instruments. They also cover the Swift language, basic application architecture, and the major design patterns of Cocoa. Examples are illustrated with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written.
After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs. And you will know enough to write your own stylish code.
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Not recommended for beginners
Too much is left unexplained, the authors assume the reader has already some familiarity with Swift. Even at its fifth edition, there are still errors (though they have published an errata, but incomplete) and there are some inconsistencies between the text and the example code. The third chapter which introduces Structures and Classes uses a physics example Playgroud that is too complicated and takes the attention away from the subject matter. There are still valuable information, but I cannot recommend this book to a beginner.