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“Next time some kid shows up at my door asking for a code review, this is the book that I am going to throw at him.”
–Aaron Hillegass, founder of Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., and author of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
Unlocking the Secrets of Cocoa and Its Object-Oriented Frameworks
Mac and iPhone developers are often overwhelmed by the breadth and sophistication of the Cocoa frameworks. Although Cocoa is indeed huge, once you understand the object-oriented patterns it uses, you’ll find it remarkably elegant, consistent, and simple.
Cocoa Design Patterns begins with the mother of all patterns: the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, which is central to all Mac and iPhone development. Encouraged, and in some cases enforced by Apple’s tools, it’s important to have a firm grasp of MVC right from the start.
The book’s midsection is a catalog of the essential design patterns you’ll encounter in Cocoa, including
And that’s not all of them! Cocoa Design Patterns painstakingly isolates 28 design patterns, accompanied with real-world examples and sample code you can apply to your applications today. The book wraps up with coverage of Core Data models, AppKit views, and a chapter on Bindings and Controllers.
Cocoa Design Patterns clearly defines the problems each pattern solves with a foundation in Objective-C and the Cocoa frameworks and can be used by any Mac or iPhone developer.
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Part I: One Pattern to Rule Them All 1
Chapter 1: Model View Controller 2
Chapter 2: MVC Analyzed and Applied 17
Part II : Fundamental Patterns 28
Chapter 3: Two-Stage Creation 29
Chapter 4: Template Method 43
Chapter 5: Dynamic Creation 53
Chapter 6: Category 63
Chapter 7: Anonymous Type and Heterogeneous Containers 77
Chapter 8: Enumerators 85
Chapter 9: Perform Selector and Delayed Perform 99
Chapter 10: Accessors 107
Chapter 11: Archiving and Unarchiving 123
Chapter 12: Copying 135
Part III: Patterns That Primarily Empower by Decoupling 147
Chapter 13: Singleton 148
Chapter 14: Notifications 159
Chapter 15: Delegates 175
Chapter 16: Hierarchies 191
Chapter 17: Outlets, Targets, and Actions 206
Chapter 18: Responder Chain 220
Chapter 19: Associative Storage 232
Chapter 20: Invocations 242
Chapter 21: Prototype 255
Chapter 22: Flyweight 263
Chapter 23: Decorators 268
Part IV: Patterns That Primarily Hide Complexity 274
Chapter 24: Bundles 275
Chapter 25: Class Clusters 282
Chapter 26: Façade 302
Chapter 27: Proxies and Forwarding 312
Chapter 28: Managers 328
Chapter 29: Controllers 337
Part V : Practical Tools for Pattern Application 364
Chapter 30: Core Data Models 365
Chapter 31: Application Kit Views 379
Chapter 32: Bindings and Controllers 393
Appendix: Resources 404