Welcome, new Cocoa or Cocoa Touch programmer.
Welcome, new Cocoa or Cocoa Touch programmer. Here are some things you will need to know. Cocoa vs. Cocoa Touch Cocoa is the Mac development framework, principally consisting of Foundation, the Application Kit (a.k.a. AppKit), and Core Data. Cocoa Touch is the iPhone development framework, principally consisting of Foundation, UIKit, and Core Data. (“iPhone” here means devices running the iPhone OS, including the iPod touch and iPad.) On Stack Overflow, please don't tag your question cocoa unless it has to do with Cocoa. It's OK to put an iPhone question there as long as it's about something that exists on both platforms. Tagging an iPhone-specific question “cocoa” is inaccurate, and wastes the time of Mac-only programmers like myself. (You wouldn't want me to tag my Mac-specific questions “cocoa-touch”, would you?) Critically important things Memory management is based on ownership. (These rules don't apply under garbage collection. If you're using or supporting GC, see the G
disambiguating the confusing obctive-c/CF ecosystem conventions and terminology