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Description - Beginning Mac OS X Programming by Michael Trent

Geared toward programmers with no prior development experience, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to programming on the Mac OS X platform. Discusses how to use Carbon, Cocoa, Objective C, AppleScript, and other Unix script programming languages, then shows how to put these languages together to develop seamless applications. Readers learn the architecture of Mac OS X, as well as how the new Xcode-a full suite of free developer tools-plays a major role in streamlining Mac OS X development. The numerous tools and utilities make Mac OS X development more productive, popular, and efficient.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764573996
ISBN-10: 0764573993
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 185mm x 38mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Wrox Press
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Trent

Michael Trent has been programming in Objective-C since1997 and programming Macs since well before that. He is a regular contributor to Steven Frank's website, technical reviewer for numerous books and magazine articles, and occasional dabbler in Mac OS X open source projects. Currently, he is using Objective-C and Apple Computer's Cocoa frameworks to build professional and consumer applications for Mac OS X. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Beloit College of Beloit, Wisconsin. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family. Drew McCormack has a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics and works as a computational scientist in the Theoretical Chemistry group at the Free University in Amsterdam. He is involved in developing the Quantum Chemistry software ADF (, which is run the world over on computers ranging from desktop Macs to massive supercomputers. He programs regularly in Python, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, and Bash, and in his spare time develops the Cocoa financial software Trade Strategist ( Drew maintains the Maniacal Extent website-a reference to the chaotic dimension, time-which details his various interests and activities (