Mac dev books

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Seems after the initial "Cocoa" boom, the market for Mac books has been quiet. Of course this might be that the current books are doing a good job (ie. Aaron's book.) I stumbled upon this book today though....

The Mac Xcode 2 Bookby Dennis R. Cohen, Michael E. Cohen, Andy Ihnatko

Not sure why Andy is in there -- I thought he was just a comedian writer. Anyways, what ever happened to Dan Sydow? He seemed to pump out a new book each year in the 80's.

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Starting to get depressed? Blink

During the 80:s everyone were releasing dev. books for mac, unfortunately I wasn't borne before the mac trend were over =(

Now all I have to do is read trough my dads books about z80 and 68K assembler Grin

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Which reminds me, is there currently any books/guides on PPC assembler programming?
Not counting in the http://www.lightsoft.co.uk/Fantasm/Begin...egin1.html
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Anybody remember this? Chapters written by Ingemar Ragnemalm and John Calhoun, interviews with Bungie... If only someone were willing to get the community to write the chapters for an equivalent today... It'd be dreamy.

As far as general Mac programming goes, I just did a quick Amazon query. O'Reilly has this Cocoa book, and then there's this Carbon "black book".
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I looked up the Black Book, and the publisher's web site doesn't list it. It is vaporware.

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I also just looked up the Black Book for interest. The link above goes to Amazon US (with its strage paid for ads suggesting you may want to visit Dell for a computer if you are interested in this book!) and says it is not published.

However I then went to my local Amazon store (Amazon UK) and found that the book was released on September 30 2001 and can be bought (without the Dell ads Rasp )
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Did you buy it? One time I exchanges emails with Dan Sydow, but then he went MIA. Ingemar Ragnemalm of course is still around. Smile

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I did not buy it as I have no interest in Carbon.
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Looks like we are a month away from the release of this book:
Beginning Mac OS X Programming by Michael Trent, Drew McCormack
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0...evgames-20

And surprise surprise, two other books coming this Fall:
Step into Xcode: MAC OS X Development
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0...evgames-20

Beginning Xcode
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0...evgames-20

Hey Mr. Szymczyk, can you share the T.O.C. of your work? Grin

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Here's a brief Table of Contents of my upcoming book on the Xcode Tools.

Chapter 1: Xcode
Chapter 2: Debugging
Chapter 3: Interface Builder
Chapter 4: Sampler
Chapter 5: gprof
Chapter 6: CHUD Tools
Chapter 7: MallocDebug
Chapter 8: ObjectAlloc
Chapter 9: Command-Line Debugging Tools
Chapter 10: gcov
Chapter 11: Version Control with cvs
Chapter 12: Java Tools
Chapter 13: OpenGL Tools

And the book has an amazing cover designed by Carlos.

I'm updating what I've written to reflect the changes introduced in Xcode 2.1. I hope to have the electronic version finished in the next few days with the print version available shortly after that.

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Exciting to have a new book coming from one of our members. Who's publishing it? Will it be online?

There was the Pangaea Software book fairly recently... am I the only one who got it?
(I have barely looked at it, hopefully sometime this summer I will)

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Carlos Camacho Wrote:Looks like we are a month away from the release of this book:
Beginning Mac OS X Programming by Michael Trent, Drew McCormack
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0...evgames-20

Strangely the cover image says its by Stephen Kochan and Michael Trent.

"Yes, well, that's the sort of blinkered, Philistine pig-ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage."
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MarkJ Wrote:Anybody remember this? Chapters written by Ingemar Ragnemalm and John Calhoun, interviews with Bungie... If only someone were willing to get the community to write the chapters for an equivalent today... It'd be dreamy.

It's in my library, next to Szymczyk's book Mac Game Programming. Ironically, I haven't yet made any games with animation and stuff.

I'd like to make an arcade game in the style of Mars Rising, but with more explosions and manga themed.

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funkboy Wrote:Who's publishing it? Will it be online?
I'm self-publishing it for economic reasons. There will be an electronic version. The whole book won't be online, but parts of it will be.

Mark Szymczyk
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