Hillegass cocoa programming for mac os x 4th edition

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by osxabsd, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2009
    I've seen some reviews which indicate problems with this edition (e.g., check out amazon.ca). Any thoughts based on experience using this edition?
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    Mark FX

    Nov 18, 2011
    West Sussex, UK
    Hillegass cocoa programming for mac os x 4th edition

    I read the third edition of Aaron Hillegass's book, and it was very consise and a great learning tool.
    I have just bought the fourth efition, but have not started it yet, as I am on a iOS book at the moment, but after a quick flick through it, it seems that it is very much the same as the third edition, but has been updated for Xcode 4 and ARC, so I would recommend any of the Big Nerd Ranch Books.

    The bad review on Amazon was written by a beginner programmer, who states that the code on page 21 was wrong and did not work, unfortunatley for that peson they got it wrong, as they where copying code from a screen shot, that was not intended as a code snippet, but as a screen shot showing something in the Xcode IDE, after this one bad experience after only 21 pages, he lost the plot and slated the book on an Amazon review.

    I think that guy needs to slow down and take his time.

    Regards Mark

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