Download Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Programming by Michael Trent PDF

By Michael Trent

A strong advent to programming at the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform

The Mac OS X Snow Leopard procedure comes with every little thing you wish in its whole set of improvement instruments and assets. in spite of the fact that, discovering the place to start should be difficult. This publication serves as an amazing start line for programming at the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform. step by step directions stroll you thru the main points of every featured instance so you might sort them out, run them, or even work out tips to debug them once they do not paintings correct. making an allowance for that there's frequently a couple of technique to do whatever whilst programming, the authors inspire you to scan with numerous suggestions. This technique permits you to successfully commence writing courses in Mac OS X Snow Leopard utilizing myriad languages and positioned these languages jointly so as to create seamless applications.

Coverage Includes:

  • The Mac OS X Environment
  • Developer Tools
  • Xcode
  • Interface Builder
  • The C Language
  • The Objective-C Language
  • An creation to Cocoa
  • Document-Based Cocoa Applications
  • Core Data–Based Cocoa Applications
  • An evaluation of Scripting Languages
  • The Bash Shell
  • AppleScript and AppleScriptObjC
  • Javascript, Dashboard, and Dashcode

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Unlike the other performance tools you’ve learned about so far, top updates itself automatically and displays its results live. It is the command-line equivalent of the Activity Monitor utility found in /Applications/Utilities. Although it’s really more of a system maintenance command than a developer tool, top is useful as a developer tool. Because top displays its results live, you can use it to watch how your program’s CPU load and memory requirements change while you are using your program.

As with Quartz 2D, the OpenGL API is fairly advanced and better suited for more experienced programmers. QuickTime Apple Computer invented QuickTime back in 1991 as a way to describe, author, and play back video on Macintosh computers running System 6 and System 7. Since then, QuickTime has exploded into a cross-platform library encompassing a variety of multimedia fi le formats and algorithms. QuickTime provides tools for working with digital video, panoramic images, digital sound, MIDI, and more.

Unlike other developer tools, Pixie includes some usage notes in the About box in the Pixie menu, rather than in its Help menu. In fact, Pixie doesn’t even have a Help menu. However, the program is easy to master. indd 34 12/12/09 1:07:24 PM Developer Applications ❘ 35 Property List Editor Property List Editor is, as its name implies, a program that edits property lists. Property lists are text or binary fi les that store structured data. Property List Editor displays property lists in an outline view so that you can easily navigate them, as shown in Figure 2-10.

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