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For the third time I have taken Aaron Hillegass’ Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (from Big Nerd Ranch) off the shelf and started working through it. This is widely regarded as THE book to learn Cocoa/Objective-C programming from. And since iOS uses the same Cocoa/Objective-C base to develop for it, I feel it is […]


I’ve made it fairly clear that I intend to start out developing for Apple’s iDevices, as well as OS X on the desktop. But that doesn’t mean I’ve got my head stuck in the sand. In fact, if my plans take off in a meaningful way, I’ll certainly be interested in developing for any other […]


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a professional programmer, yet somehow I’ve never been able to get past the intermediate stage. From my first TI-99/4a, to my Commodore 128, to my various Commodore Amiga’s, PC’s and now Mac’s, I’ve always tried to pick up programming ‘in my spare time,’ […]