Download Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Programming by Michael Trent PDF

By Michael Trent

A good advent to programming at the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform

The Mac OS X Snow Leopard process comes with every thing you would like in its entire set of improvement instruments and assets. although, discovering the place to start will be difficult. This ebook serves as a great place to begin for programming at the Mac OS X Snow Leopard platform. step by step directions stroll you thru the main points of every featured instance that you should style them out, run them, or even work out tips to debug them once they do not paintings correct. considering that there's frequently multiple method to do whatever whilst programming, the authors motivate you to test with numerous recommendations. This method permits you to successfully begin writing courses in Mac OS X Snow Leopard utilizing myriad languages and placed these languages jointly on the way to create seamless applications.

Coverage Includes:

  • The Mac OS X Environment
  • Developer Tools
  • Xcode
  • Interface Builder
  • The C Language
  • The Objective-C Language
  • An advent to Cocoa
  • Document-Based Cocoa Applications
  • Core Data–Based Cocoa Applications
  • An review of Scripting Languages
  • The Bash Shell
  • AppleScript and AppleScriptObjC
  • Javascript, Dashboard, and Dashcode

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You learn much more about Xcode in Chapter 3. Interface Builder builds Carbon and Cocoa user interfaces for use in Xcode projects. You build interfaces by arranging windows, controls, and other elements graphically with your mouse. You learn much more about Interface Builder in Chapter 4. Both Xcode and Interface Builder are up to the challenge of building whatever program you might need. In fact, Apple uses these same tools to build most of the applications and frameworks that make up Mac OS X.

It’s useful for hanging onto an object temporarily without worrying about precisely when it is released. Leaks watches memory, looking for places where your program lost its reference to a memory allocation without freeing it. We call this situation a leak. If you aren’t quite sure what memory allocation means or what a leak is, don’t worry; you learn more about this in Chapter 6. Figure 2-1 shows ObjectAlloc and Leaks in action. indd 26 12/12/09 1:07:18 PM Developer Applications ❘ 27 FIGURE 2-1 Time Profiler and Spin Monitor Time Profi ler shows you how a program’s call stack changes over time.

Mac OS X’s Internet connectivity apps, including iChat and Safari, make substantial use of QuickTime. Mac OS X Snow Leopard introduces QuickTime X, integrating QuickTime more tightly into the Mac OS X architecture than before. Although QuickTime has taken advantage of available video hardware resources for years, QuickTime X has been redesigned around the multiple CPUs and powerful programmable GPUs found in current Macintosh computers. QuickTime X also reintroduces some simple editing features into QuickTime Player, so you can make and edit videos without additional software.

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