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Issue 8.6

FEATURE

REAL Studio Does Cocoa

It's Beta Good

Issue: 8.6 (September/October 2010)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Unless you've been living sans Internet for the past few months, you've heard that the latest release of REAL Studio (2010r3) includes beta support for Cocoa. But what does that mean to you? Is it useful or useless? Should you try it or should the "beta" tag frighten you away?

Cocoa Versus Carbon

To begin, let's clarify what "Cocoa" actually means. In this context, it's not the key ingredient in chocolate or that hot drink that tastes so good on a snowy day, but Apple's name for their programming environment for Mac OS X. Carbon is a similar environment. Both are APIs (Application Programming Interfaces): collections of pre-built routines that programmers can call to have the operating system do stuff.

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