Synopses & Reviews
There are several other books on programming for Mac OS X, but none of them comtain explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book goes down to the real nitty-gritty of multi-threading, interprocess communication, networking, performance tuning, distributed objects, queues, Bonjour, authentication, the keychain, and directory services. The tools are also covered: gcc, gdb, subversion, Shark, and Saturn.
About the Author
Mark Dalrymple has been a Macintosh programmer since 1985 and a Unix programmer since 1990. Over the years he has worked on projects ranging from cross-platform development toolkits, parts of the Mac AOL client, and high-performance web server software servicing hundreds of millions of requests per day. Currently he heads Borkware, a custom application development and consultation company. Aaron Hillegrass who worked at NeXT and Apple, is the author of ""Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X."" He is also the founder of the Big Nerd Ranch. Big Nerd Ranch provides world-class training for Mac OS X and Unix developers.