I've been working through the Hillegass for a couple of months and I'm about half-way through. The whole book seems kind of "black-boxey" and "hand-wavey" (if that makes sense) to me. For instance, it feels like Object Controllers are *used* but not really explained all that much. It feels like the same thing with bindings and using bindings with Interface Builder. I guess I really like Kochan's style. The way he presented Foundation in his Objective-C book was really well done, I thought. If he could present the Application Kit Framework, bindings, and key-value coding I would be all set. The Hillegass just feels too much like a cookbook to me. I know that the book comes very highly recommended around here. Am I just missing the point? Could anyone point me to another direction to learn Application Kit? Should I just try to make it through Apple's documentation? It seemed a little hard to understand at first.