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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. good and nice
View Tutorial          By: Elayaraja j at 2011-06-18 05:30:07

2. I can't compile the source with Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2, h
View Tutorial          By: ToKha at 2013-11-19 01:32:34

3. how to downlow the different 5 files please !!
View Tutorial          By: Agnin at 2009-06-24 05:29:09

4. This is a bad example, it does not check if the al
View Tutorial          By: Erik at 2011-02-12 07:16:20

5. how i can used inheritence ?
View Tutorial          By: samee at 2008-02-16 12:54:27

6. Thanks for this tutorial . This provides me lots
View Tutorial          By: Pranit at 2011-07-25 09:12:29

7. hi,
when i run the code i got the exception

View Tutorial          By: arjun at 2014-09-18 10:25:18

8. Hi, I don't have any GSM modem. Will it work if I
View Tutorial          By: Arif at 2008-10-09 11:29:14

9. Yes the article is good and useful...!
View Tutorial          By: Regalla Naresh Reddy at 2009-04-12 23:16:24

10. i am getting a force close...can anyone please hel
View Tutorial          By: jack at 2012-03-22 15:18:37