A good book for using the Developers Tools

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr. Anderson, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    So anyone know of a good book with tutorials on how to use the Developer Tools? I have a background in programming, so I'm not interested in learning how to code, just to use the software to create programs, GUIs, etc.


  2. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    I've been studying in my spare time using O'Reilly's "Learning Cocoa". It does a fairly good job of explaining everything.

    ProjectBuilder and InterfaceBuilder have rather strange user interfaces, and interact with each other in unusual ways. The book explains how to go back and forth. In Xcode, PB and IB are supposed to be merged together so that this won't be a problem.
  3. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    Cocoa Programming by Scott Anguish/Don Yacktman, and/or Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hilegass are two good books, both explain the reasoning behind the strange interface to IB and PB (MVC enforcement).

    Cocoa Programming is more of an explanation type book, IOW you can just sit down an read it and get all the info, and reference it when you need it. Its very detailed (which I like).

    CP for OS X is more a "dig-in" type book where you are told what to do and how to do it with a lot of examples and is also pretty funny too...

    I think booth books are really good idea to read.
  4. Rezet macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2003
    Connecticut, United States of America
    Nice to see Bill O'Reilly is taking time from his FOX's yapping show... hehe..


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