MacRuby: The Definitive Guide

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The purpose of this book is to: teach the MacRuby’s fundamentals, provide a guide to develop Cocoa applications using the MacRuby language, show concrete examples leveraging the Cocoa technology using MacRuby. To get the most out of this book, you should have done some programming and be familiar with the basics of Object Oriented Programming.

MacRuby is Apple’s implementation of the Ruby programming Language. More precisely, it is a Ruby implementation that uses the well known and proven Objective-C runtime giving you direct native access to all the OS X libraries. The end result is a first-class, compilable scripting language designed to develop applications for the OS X platform.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • The Cocoa Environment
  • Foundation
  • Application Kit
  • Xcode
  • Core Data
  • One Step Deeper
  • Address Book Example
  • Geolocation
  • MacRuby in Objective-C projects
  • Objective-C code in MacRuby apps
  • Using Ruby Third-Party Libraries

Book Details

Author(s): Matt Aimonetti
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 244
Link: Read online.

One Response to “MacRuby: The Definitive Guide”

  1. test says:

    This title is no longer participating in the Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). We thank all the OFPS readers who gave us feedback on the book while it was being written.

    The final book is available for purchase as a print book or ebook.

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