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5.0 out of 5 stars Explains Cocoa better than any other book I've read, 16 Nov 2009
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Mr. Dj Livesey "Doug" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Cocoa Design Patterns (Developer's Library) (Paperback)
For me, this book is *essential* to understanding Cocoa. I'm the sort of person who has to get the theory behind something before I really grok it, so this book did for me what a few other Cocoa books couldn't. I get it, and I'm being productive in it. Brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars After reading this, you'll realise you code is bad., 7 Nov 2010
This review is from: Cocoa Design Patterns (Developer's Library) (Paperback)
Cocoa Design Patterns is a book that you shouldn't be without. It offers solutions to so many common design problems, but also explains why you should use the offered solution, and why there is a problem in the first place.

Each Design Pattern is split up into different sections that explain why you should do what it is telling you to.

This book is such an excellent resource, that it may actually cost you money not to buy it in the longrun; that's how much better your software will function with the solutions in this book applied.

I enjoyed this book so much that I red it cover-to-cover, but I will also definitely be keeping it as a reference on my book shelf in my office.

Definitely buy this book, it's well worth the money.

Joshua Lee Tucker
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference, 4 Dec 2009
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This is a great reference book for the developer who wants to learn about new design patterns. The book requires that you understand Objective-C and have a working knowledge of the Cocoa framework. You will learn about patterns that you've seen in Cocoa but hadn't really thought about and then how you can apply these techniques to your own applications. A great read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insight and understanding into Cocoa, 1 Feb 2014
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Had programmed using Cocoa, but more like monkey-see-monkey do approach. After reading this you will understand how it all fits together and will be able to better understand how to fit all the peaces together into a robust application.

Book is bit outdated but still serves it purpose excellent. Worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Needs an Update!, 17 Sep 2013
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This is a brilliant book, however it is badly in need of an update. Being written in 2009 it uses the old UI system, manual reference counting etc. Other than that it makes many of the design paradigms very clear, though the use of storyboards in more recent versions of xcode has even changed some of these slightly (e.g. the use of delegates is a bit less central). Still essential reading - just wait for an update!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 26 April 2011
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Morten Christensen "fries" (Denmark) - See all my reviews
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This book is essential if you want to be faster to create Cocoa (and Objective-c) code that is better, reusable and comply with a design pattern.
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