Beginning Mac OS X Programming by Michael Trent

By Michael Trent

I assumed that the booklet could nonetheless be priceless for my iMac with OS X 10.5, yet i've got stumbled on it very difficult going. There are adequate variations among what the e-book describes and indicates that I spend extra time attempting to work out the 10.5 model in their 10.4 directions than really studying the way to software. that i'm simply commencing to how to application, my hassle could replicate extra approximately me than the booklet.

I additionally possibly must have taken as a touch that if Wrox hasn't pop out with a 10.5 model of this booklet, there may be a reason behind it. The booklet appeared awesome adequate that I although it worthy a try out. I remorse procuring the publication considering the fact that I doubt that i'll relatively be capable of use or reap the benefits of it.

i'll quickly test 'Learn C at the Mac' through Dave Marks, released via Apress to work out if that works higher for me.
Lesson realized: do not buy machine books for types except what you could have.

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Property List Editor Edits Property List files. Script Editor Writes and tests AppleScript programs. Developer Tools FileMerge FileMerge lets you compare two text files side by side and see how they differ. As you scroll through the files, FileMerge highlights places where text has been added, removed, or moved within the files. You can also use FileMerge to compare entire directories of files, as shown in Figure 2-8. Figure 2-8 FileMerge gets its name from its ability to merge changes between two files into a third file.

Reference counting is a memory management technique where you keep track of the number of things referring to a piece of memory. If someone is interested in the memory they retain it, or increase the memory’s reference count by one. When they are done with the memory they release it, or decrease the reference count by one. When an object’s reference count goes to 0, its memory is freed. Foundation introduces an interesting concept called autoreleasing. Autoreleasing is way of marking an Objective-C object to be released later on.

Repeating jagged patterns suggests you’re performing a lot of work in one or more loops. In all three views, you’re normally looking for functions (or branches of functions) that are chewing up more time than you expected. To learn more about Sampler, read through the documentation found under Sampler’s Help menu. These notes include lots of background information and usage tips to help you get the most out of Sampler. 26 Developer Tools Figure 2-4 Shark Apple provides a special set of tools called the Common Hardware Understanding Development Tools or CHUD Tools for short.

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