Use Xcode environment for Cocoa tutorials?

  • I'm working through the tutorials in Aaron Hillegass "Cocoa Programming..."
    book.  Currently my Mac is running 10.2, with the December 2002 Developer
    Tools.

    I know that the Xcode environment includes a Project Builder with a very
    different UI.  But I don't know if this new Project Builder replaces, or is
    installed along with the older one.  And I don't know if the differences are
    significant enough to be confusing for a newbie.

    The new edition of Aaron's book probably won't be out for months.  Should I
    finish the current book before installing Xcode?  If I install Panther and
    Xcode, will I still be able to build the tutorials described in the book?

    --
    Julian Vrieslander <julianv...>
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  • On Monday, October 27, 2003, at 07:45  am, Julian Vrieslander wrote:

    > I'm working through the tutorials in Aaron Hillegass "Cocoa
    > Programming..."
    > book.  Currently my Mac is running 10.2, with the December 2002
    > Developer
    > Tools.
    >
    > I know that the Xcode environment includes a Project Builder with a
    > very
    > different UI.  But I don't know if this new Project Builder replaces,
    > or is
    > installed along with the older one.  And I don't know if the
    > differences are
    > significant enough to be confusing for a newbie.

    Xcode doesn't include Project Builder.  It's a replacement for it.

    > The new edition of Aaron's book probably won't be out for months.
    > Should I
    > finish the current book before installing Xcode?  If I install Panther
    > and
    > Xcode, will I still be able to build the tutorials described in the
    > book?

    Xcode is quite similar to Project Builder, although you'll find that a
    lot of the detailed settings have moved around and are now in different
    places.  If you read the Xcode documentation carefully before starting
    the tutorial, you'll probably be OK, although you might spend a while
    hunting for the options the tutorial tells you to change.  (Hint: a lot
    of options have moved to the "Show Info" inspector [select "Show Info"
    from the menu, or click the blue info button in the toolbar to display
    it]).

    One other thing you need to be aware of is that ZeroLink'd applications
    won't run from Finder... you need to change the build style to
    Deployment before building if you want an app. you can run by
    double-clicking.

    Kind regards,

    Alastair.
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  • I recently learned Cocoa from some of these older books (containing
    examples with Project Builder) using Xcode almost exclusively.  While
    the UI is significantly different, pretty much everything has the same
    name and they were both designed to be somewhat intuitive.  You really
    shouldn't have any trouble doing PB examples in Xcode.

    // Daniel Currie

    On 2003 Oct 26, at 23:45, Julian Vrieslander wrote:

    > I'm working through the tutorials in Aaron Hillegass "Cocoa
    > Programming..."
    > book.  Currently my Mac is running 10.2, with the December 2002
    > Developer
    > Tools.
    >
    > I know that the Xcode environment includes a Project Builder with a
    > very
    > different UI.  But I don't know if this new Project Builder replaces,
    > or is
    > installed along with the older one.  And I don't know if the
    > differences are
    > significant enough to be confusing for a newbie.
    >
    > The new edition of Aaron's book probably won't be out for months.
    > Should I
    > finish the current book before installing Xcode?  If I install Panther
    > and
    > Xcode, will I still be able to build the tutorials described in the
    > book?
    >
    > --
    > Julian Vrieslander <julianv...>
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