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“Mark and Aaron's Core Mac OS X and Unix Programming quickly became my favorite development book. It was the first book to cover the advanced topics not discussed elsewhere. I excitedly read it from cover to cover, eagerly eating up the information on topics I had never examined before. Advanced Mac OS X Programming is an incredible sequel, covering the new Mac OS X technologies that have emerged since. This book goes into a level of detail not offered by other documentation, but also includes easy to follow examples. After reading it, you'll impress your peers with your clear understanding of advanced Mac OS X programming.”
—John A. Vink, television host and software engineer
“Advanced Mac OS X Programming has long been a required text and source of curriculum for my 10-week Mac and iOS programming course. This new edition brings anticipated updates covering the latest Apple developer technologies. The fresh content keeps this classic book relevant and critical to programmers of all levels working on Apple's platforms. There is simply no other collection of published material that covers these advanced topics with equal depth and skill.”
—Chris Parrish, co-founder of RogueSheep, Incorporated, Mac and iOS programming instructor
"Many books will introduce you to the basics of Mac OS X programming. Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide aims for much more, laying out a course for becoming a seasoned expert in many of the nitty-gritty details of developing for the platform."
—Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Software
While there are several books on programming for Mac OS X, Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is the only one that contains explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book gets down to the real nitty-gritty. The third edition is updated for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and covers new technologies like DTrace, Instruments, Grand Central Dispatch, blocks, and NSOperation.
There seems to be a lot of books at the introductory level and a few game programming books out there. Especially for the Mac, this book fills a much needed gap. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nathan
The book contain a plenty of valuable explanations and tutorials. Unlike some other books on Mac this one is really a Bible of advanced OS X programming.Published 21 months ago by Elijah B
Well-written. Clear & concise. There are lots of options on how to write Objective-C code. This book teaches all the methods, but focuses on a simple, consistent format that... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Orlando Dad