Top positive review
A few bad points, but a lot of good ones
on March 2, 2012
Hillegass is terrific, but far from complete. So when you've gotten through Hillegass, you're writing your own app, and you scratch your head and say, "Now how the heck do I do...," this is the place to look. There's a fair amount that's outdated. Heck, the book IS 10 years old (hello, O'Reilly? Have you considered a new edition?), but Cocoa to a great extent still works the same way, so this is worth exploring.
They tried to make this book for beginners, but, as I said, it is 10 years old, so this is not the place for a newbie to start. Once you've got the basics, though, this is worth having for all of the detail it goes into.