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Big Nerd Ranch Offers Tiger Cocoa Bootcamp, Nov 2005

Big Nerd Ranch Offers Another Chance to Learn Core Data: Cocoa Bootcamp on
Tiger November 14-18, 2005

Atlanta, GA – September 1, 2005 – Big Nerd Ranch Offers Another Chance to
Learn Core Data: Cocoa Bootcamp on Tiger November 14-18, 2005

Big Nerd Ranch announces the popular Cocoa Bootcamp, featuring the Core
Data. Core Data represents one of the Tiger’s key new features by
simplifying the creation of data models for the developer. Features such as
redo, undo and data persistence are now integrated components of Tiger that
aid in streamlining the development process. Cocoa Bootcamp instructor,
Aaron Hillegass, recently re-structured the curriculum, incorporating Core
Data and other exciting new Tiger features into the existing syllabus.
These updates are vital in helping students emerge from the intensive,
five-day bootcamp armed with the most cutting-edge skills available to
Cocoa developers.

Cocoa Bootcamp still features all of the topics that garnered the class
such industry acclaim. After an initial overview of Objective- C, students
delve deeply into the heart of Cocoa development. Topics include controls,
delegates, Nib files, and user defaults. Within the first day, students
begin writing their first code in Cocoa and developing mastery of the
fundamentals before progressing on to advanced topics such as OpenGL,
bindings, Interface Builder, the creation of classes, frameworks, view
swapping, and Tiger’s XCode 2.1. After five labor-intensive days, Cocoa
Bootcamp students will have developed their first comprehensive,
sophisticated Cocoa application and will be ready to transfer the knowledge
they’ve gained to the real-world development challenges awaiting them at

“Ever since Tiger’s release earlier this year, developers are beginning to
realize the full potential that Core Data offers the developer,” said Cocoa
Bootcamp instructor, Aaron Hillegass. “Redesigning the course to unlock
that potential for new and existing Cocoa developers has been supremely
satisfying. Seeing the moment when it “clicks” for them is exciting. You
can see them realizing how this new release can make their jobs that much
easier and the possibilities for application development expand that much

Mr. Hillegass, whose experience as a Cocoa developer makes him the ideal
instructor for Cocoa Bootcamp, boasts an extensive career in development
and instruction. His book, “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X,” has rapidly
become one of the fundamental reference books for Cocoa Developers and is
the primary text used for class. Students are encouraged to bring their own
work to class to ask questions and utilize Mr. Hillegass’s expertise to
resolve issues. The flexibility of the syllabus allows room to highlight
certain topics to provide a more useful and personalized course for
students, whether the student is a novice or a long-time Cocoa developer
seeking to deepen his or her skills.

For the complete syllabus, please visit

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac
OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of
$3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour
lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students
are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input
from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information,
call 678-595-6773 or visit

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