Big Nerd Ranch: Kochan and Hillegass to Teach Objective-C and Cocoa for Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4) June 25 - July 1, 2005

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Big Nerd Ranch announces two exciting changes for the June 27 - July 1 Cocoa Bootcamp: an updated syllabus for Mac OS X 10.4 and a special offering of an Steve Kochan's Objective-C Mini-Bootcamp the weekend leading into the Cocoa class. The Cocoa curriculum has been updated to include Core Data, Xcode 2, and an introduction to creating Automator actions. The Cocoa class will still cover the fundamental components of the current syllabus, while integrating the new features to provide the most advanced and relevant course in the industry on Cocoa development.

Kochan and Hillegass to teach Objective-C and Cocoa for Tiger, June 27-July 1, 2005

Big Nerd Ranch announces two exciting changes for the June 27 - July 1 Cocoa Bootcamp: an updated syllabus for Mac OS X 10.4 and a special offering of an Steve Kochan's Objective-C Mini-Bootcamp the weekend leading into the Cocoa class.

The curriculum has been updated to include Core Data, Xcode 2, and an introduction to creating Automator actions. The Cocoa class will still cover the fundamental components of the current syllabus, while integrating the new features to provide the most advanced and relevant course in the industry on Cocoa development.

In addition, the June course is paired with an exciting new mini-bootcamp on Objective-C Programming - June 25-26 - with Steve Kochan, the author of "Programming in Objective-C," as instructor. Students who take the two classes together as a package can begin with little programming experience and emerge as capable Objective-C and Cocoa programmers.

Instructor Aaron Hillegass, who spent the past year reviewing the changes for 10.4 and translating that information into readily accessible lessons, said "Core Data has made bindings a truly useful and powerful technology." Mr. Hillegass boasts an extensive career as one of the leading experts on Cocoa programming and his book, "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X," is the primary text for the class.

The Cocoa syllabus trains students on core topics like bindings, Interface Builder, Xcode, OpenGL, Frameworks, NIB files, and formatters. Students begin programming on their first day of class and by the end of the bootcamp have built a sophisticated and multi-layered application utilizing the major features of Cocoa.

Objective-C Instructor Steve Kochan is the author of many bestselling programming books. Recently, he has focused on the Mac platform and published "Programming in Objective-C" and "Beginning AppleScript."

For the complete Cocoa syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/cocoa1.shtml
For the complete Objective-C syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/objc.shtml

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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