Mac OS X Advanced Development Techniques introduces intermediate to advanced developers to a wide range of topics they will not find so extensively detailed anywhere else.
The book concentrates on teaching Cocoa development first, and then takes that knowledge and teaches in-depth, advanced Mac OS X development through detailed examples. Topics covered include: writing applications in Cocoa, supporting plug-in architectures, using shell scripts as startup items, understanding property lists, writing screen savers, implementing preference panes and storing global user preferences, custom color pickers, components, core and non-core services, foundations, frameworks, bundles, tools, applications and more. Source code in Objective-C, Perl, Java, shell script, and other languages are included as appropriate.
These solutions are necessary when developing Mac OS X software, but many times are overlooked due to their complexities and lack of documentation and examples. The project-oriented approach of Mac OS X Advanced Development Techniques lends itself perfectly to those developers who need to learn a specific aspect of this new OS. Stand-alone examples allow them to strike a specific topic with surgical precision. Each chapter will be filled with snippets of deep, technical information that is difficult or impossible to find anywhere else.
About the Author
Joe Zobkiw is president of TripleSoft Inc., a software development firm located in Raleigh, NC. He has been writing software for Macintosh, UNIX, and Windows operating systems since 1986. Joe has written numerous technical articles on software development-related topics throughout his career. His experience includes writing communication, utility, and business applications for commercial and private clients. This is his second book on advanced Macintosh software development.