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by Chuck — Feb 17
This is a must-buy for me, even though I've already got a copy of the first edition. Hillegass's book and this website are the only places I've seen that give "outsiders" a real, usable entry point to OS X programming. (Step into Xcode is a useful supplement to Hillegass's book as well).

Everyone else seems to believe that since Cocoa & Objective-C are so easy to use on a day-to-day basis, then not much explanation is required. They miss the fact conceptually, Cocoa programming can be baffling if you're coming in from Windows, and all the outlets, object controllers, app delegates, make it tough to get any traction. I really appreciate the efforts you've taken with this site & the tutorial site, to make the concepts manageable to absolute beginners. It's nice to see it confirmed that the Cocoa Programming book was an inspiration in the tone.
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