The Mac Xcode 2 Book reviewed by Robert Pritchett
Authors: Michael Cohen
Wiley Developed for the Apple Community Series
Released: June 2005
$30 USD $39 CND 19 GBP Euro
For Mac coding wannabees.
Strengths: Well written with a healthy dose of humor.
Weaknesses: A couple of typos.
The Mac Xcode 2 Book by Michael and Dennis Cohen and Andy Ihnatko take a fun approach to
learning how Mac Xcode 2 is designed. The authors were told to make it fun to learn and I think
they did a magnificent job doing so.
What? You don't know Xcode? That's okay. Learn it here. Crash course, but not un
understandable. If all learning were this easy, we wouldn't need schools.
These guys show how drop dead easy it is to program now with XCode 2. Literally anybody
can do it and they show how.
Will you be able to code after reading this book? Sure! There are 6 parts on the IDE of the Tiger,
Coding, Dragging and Dropping, Building and maybe running Carbon, Cocoa, Java and
AppleScript, Cat herding and Fleabaths by debugging, optimizing and using version control and
of course, 2 Appendices on SDKs and migrating from CodeWarrior and other projects.
I bookmarked the heck out of this book and you will too. These guys are great at making
learning fun again.
MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8