Thoughts from a NeXTStep Guy on Cocoa Development

New Beta Release

Mar 12, 2008 by Bill Dudney

Well on the way to being done a new beta of the book has just been pushed. Everyone who has bought the book (thanks, BTW!) you can grab an updated copy on your account page here. For everyone else you can grab a copy here.

I'm hard at work on the last chapter covering what is different in the newly announced SDK and the existing CA stuff on Leopard. Can't say more but you should check out the announcement.


I've been out of town for a week, but I'm sure you've seen the news of lots-o-interest in the iPhone SDK.

Posted by Bill Shirley on March 24, 2008 at 08:00 PM MDT #

Yeah its crazy eh? I'm sure you are one of the 100K, if not you should be :)

Posted by Bill Dudney on March 24, 2008 at 08:21 PM MDT #

if we buy the beta pdf do we get a hard copy when its out?

Posted by aaron alexander on April 03, 2008 at 06:16 AM MDT #

Hi Aaron,

As I understand it to participate in the beta program you have to buy the PDF. If however you want both (the PDF and the Hardcopy) you can do that at a significant discount from buying both separately and then the Hardcopy will be mailed when its published.

Thanks for your interest!

Posted by Bill Dudney on April 03, 2008 at 06:19 AM MDT #

so basically i buy into the beta program and get the pdf, and i get a discount when its out? just wanted to be clear.. the way you said it, could be misinterpreted

Posted by aaron alexander on April 04, 2008 at 06:24 AM MDT #

Hi Aaron,

Here is the text of the offer from the books site.

This title is currently available in Beta. Buy it now, and you'll be able to download successive releases of the PDF as the authors add material and correct mistakes. You'll get the final PDF when the book is finished.

If you buy the combo pack (Beta PDF + Paper Book) now, you'll get the Beta PDF now and the paper book when it's released on or about July 01, 2008.

Thanks again for your interest.

Posted by Bill Dudney on April 04, 2008 at 06:26 AM MDT #

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