The Big Nerd Ranch will hold its next Cocoa Bootcamp on August 23-27. Cocoa is Apple’s object-oriented development environment. Instructor Aaron Hillegass’s new book, “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X,” will be used as the course text. The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates training classes for Mac OS X and UNIX programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, Georgia. The class price of US$3,500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport.