New book version, 7th edition?


#1

I was wondering if a 7th edition is planned for release anytime soon?


#2

The 6th edition was published just over a year ago (December 2016), so probably not. I’d rather see an updated Cocoa Programming for OS X - the most recent edition is almost 3 years old, and was written for Swift v1 & Xcode 6.


#3

im looking for the latest for android which one is it?


#4

The 3rd edition is the current one, but over in this thread one of the authors says they’re planning on releasing a 4th edition this summer.


#5

thank you the third edition is what im having problems with any chance i could get some assistance on that one i mean i dont know really much of anything it seems and want to know what is recommended. my aim is to make apps and if i am making them as a career what books are suggested or recommended? plz and thanks JonAult


#6

Sorry, can’t help you with that. I know nothing about Android development, don’t even own an Android phone (though I might pick up the 4th edition book next winter & go through it just out of curiosity).

This thread has a few recommendations for Java books. O’Reilly publishes pretty good books, so I’d take a look at anything they put out related to Java or Android.


#7

cool cool thanks appreciate it. they concentrate so much on i phone? I wish i knew more about this lol im just fascinated by it all kinda thing.


#8

Well the company was started by Aaron Hillegass who used to work for Apple (and Next before that), so in the past they’ve had a pretty strong focus on Apple programming. But they started branching out several years ago with their first Android book.


#9

ok is the focus on apple for a good reason? or is it cuz its the most complex and more books to put out do to that? i wonder…


#10

I suspect it’s because Mac OS X is what they were familiar with & they saw a need for training developers in writing software for it, nothing more than that.


#11

I’d like an updated Cocoa Programming for OS X, or rather macOS.
With UIKit now for Mojave I think it will happen, but probably not until early next year.