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by Fritz Anderson
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; Bk&CD-Rom edition (January 30, 2006)
A Step-by-Step Guide to the Xcode Mac OS Development Environment
Every copy of Mac OS X comes with Xcode, the powerful development suite that Apple uses to build applications ranging from Safari to iTunes. But because Xcode is complex and subtle, even experienced Mac programmers rarely take full advantage of it. Now, Mac developer Fritz Anderson has written the definitive introduction and guide to using Xcode to build applications with any Macintosh technology or language.
Anderson helps you master Xcode's powerful text editor, industry-standard gcc compiler, graphical interactive debugger, mature UI layout and object linkage editor, and exceptional optimization tools. One step at a time, you'll develop a command-line utility, then use Xcode tools to evolve it into a full-fledged Cocoa application. Anderson provides expert guidance on development frameworks, source code management, Core Data modeling, localization, and much more.
Understanding Xcode workflow and the Mac OS X application lifecycle
Porting established legacy projects into Xcode
Using the Model-View-Controller design pattern to build robust graphical applications
Building static libraries and working with Xcode's build system
Making the most of bundles and package directories
Creating applications compatible with older versions of Mac OS X
Creating universal binaries to run on both Intel and PowerPC Macintoshes
Adding Spotlight searchability to data files
Leveraging Xcode's built-in support for unit testing
Using Xcode on makefile-based UNIX development projects
Step Into Xcode's breadth, depth, and practical focus make it indispensable to every Mac developer: current Xcode users upgrading to Xcode 2.1, experienced Mac programmers migrating from CodeWarrior, UNIX/Linux programmers moving to Mac OS X, and even novices writing their first programs or scripts.