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Kay A. Robbins, Steven Robbins
• •Learn UNIX essentials with a concentration on communication, concurrency, and multithreading techniques •Full of ideas on how to design and implement good software along with unique projects throughout •Excellent companion to Stevens' Advanced UNIX System Programming
Scott Knaster, Mark Dalrymple
Take your coding skills to the next level with this extensive guide to Objective–C, the native programming language for developing sophisticated software applications for Mac OS X. Objective–C is a powerful, object–oriented extension of C, making this book the perfect follow–up to Dave Mark's bestselling Learn C on the Mac, Mac OS X Edition. Whether you're an experienced C programmer or you're coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster show you how to harness the powers of Objective–C in your applications! A complete course on the basics of Objective–C using Apple's free Xcode tools An introduction to object–oriented programming Comprehensive coverage of inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source files A brief tour of Cocoa's foundation framework and AppKit A helpful “learning curve” guide for non–C developers
While there are several books on programming for Mac OS X, Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is the only one that contains explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book gets down to the real nitty-gritty. The third edition is updated for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and covers new technologies like DTrace, Instruments, Grand Central Dispatch, blocks, and NSOperation.