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What is Cocoa? A brief history of Cocoa.

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The story of Cocoa starts with a delightful bit of history. Once upon a time, two guys named Steve started a company called Apple Computer in their garage. The company grew rapidly, so they hired an experienced executive named John Sculley to be its CEO. After a few conflicts, John Sculley moved Steve Jobs to a position in which he had no control over the company at all. Steve Jobs left to form another computer company, called NeXT Computer.
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Programming Language used in Cocoa Programming

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Objective-C is a simple and elegant extension to C, and mastering it will take about two hours if you already know C and an object-oriented language, such as Java or C++.
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Tools for Cocoa Programming

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All the tools for Cocoa development come as part of the Mac OS X Developer Tools, and you get them for free with Mac OS X. Although the developer tools will add about a dozen handy applications to your system, you will use primarily two applications: Xcode and Interface Builder. Behind the scenes, the GNU C compiler (gcc) will be used to compile your code, and the GNU debug
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Objects, Classes, Methods, and Messages in Cocoa Programming

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What is an object? An object is like a C struct: It takes up memory and has variables inside it. The variables in an object are called instance variables. So when dealing with objects, the first questions we typically ask are: How do you allocate space for one? What instance variables does the object have? How do you destroy the object when you are done with it?
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Life Cycle of a Cocoa Application

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Let's briefly discuss the chronology of an application: When the process is started, it runs the NSApplicationMain function, which creates an instance of NSApplication. The application object reads the main nib file and unarchives the objects inside. The objects are all sent the message awakeFromNib. Then the application object checks for events.
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Frameworks in Cocoa Programming

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A framework is a collection of classes that are intended to be used together. In other words, the classes are compiled together into a reusable library of code. Any related resources are put into a directory with the library. The directory is renamed with the extension .framework. You can find the built-in frameworks for your machine in /System/Library/Frameworks.
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1. Yeah..it's very good example....
View Tutorial          By: Packiyaraj.T at 2010-07-22 22:39:48

2. actually very good site. I learned more & more
View Tutorial          By: shiranthi at 2012-07-12 12:18:38

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View Tutorial          By: manas at 2013-04-01 17:18:00

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5. Thank you, Every thing is working fine...!!

View Tutorial          By: Purushothaman at 2009-04-10 07:18:38

6. Good one.....
View Tutorial          By: Ratnam.. at 2012-07-03 07:11:26

7. Nice example. Thank you very much.
View Tutorial          By: vinod at 2012-06-19 11:19:53

8. very good tutorial..
View Tutorial          By: shobhit at 2010-05-04 12:17:41

9. This is the solution that I also used, however, th
View Tutorial          By: Rob Ingenthron at 2012-07-18 23:06:18

10. As soon as I added common-logging-1.1.1.jar My all
View Tutorial          By: shrawan kumar at 2011-10-30 12:06:50