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Cocoa Bootcamp, June 19-23, 2006

Atlanta, GA – April 28, 2006 – Beat the Dog Days of Summer with Tiger:
Cocoa Bootcamp Just Announced for June 19-23, 2006

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., the acclaimed provider of intensive classes for
developers and system administrators, announced today the return of Cocoa
Bootcamp on Tiger 10.4 for June 19-23, 2006. This class was added to
accommodate the long waiting list for the May 2006 Cocoa Bootcamp, and
students are encouraged to sign up as quickly as possible. This will be the
Big Nerd Ranch’s last North American Cocoa Bootcamp prior to WWDC 2006.

Cocoa Bootcamp, taught by Cocoa guru Aaron Hillegass, is the Big Nerd
Ranch’s hallmark class and is consistently one of the most in-demand
courses in its curriculum. The course is designed for a spectrum of Cocoa
experience; from the novice to those who have been developing in Cocoa for
years, and provides particular emphasis on advanced CoreData features like
unsupported datatypes, inheritance, and validation.

Aaron Hillegass’s natural pedagogical technique, which incorporates a fluid
combination of lecture plus hands-on practicum, navigates students through
the fundamentals of Cocoa programming. Once the basics have been mastered,
instruction builds upon those topics to seamlessly guide students to
Cocoa’s more advanced features. Within minutes of the start of class,
students are writing their first program. Initiates to the joys of Cocoa
should anticipate emerging from Cocoa Bootcamp fully equipped to translate
their newly acquired knowledge into immediate usage. For more experienced
Cocoa programmers, Cocoa Bootcamp offers a thorough study and new insight
into features and capabilities that may have previously gone untapped.

In a recent review by Mac Dev Blogger Paul Heal on the blog site, Cocoa
Travels, the author commented that during his week at Cocoa Bootcamp, the
face-to-face instruction elevated his understanding far above what he’d
been able to accomplish by simply reading textbooks on his own. Nothing
compares, he said, to having the ability to “raise your hand and have
someone say, ‘Did you make sure to connect you button to the action’ or
‘You forgot the * in your object reference.'”

Key class topics include:

An intensive two-hour overview of Objective-C
Controllers and Bindings
Core Data
Interface Builder
Nib Files and NSWindowController
Mouse events and Images
Sheets, formatters, and printing

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 and in Europe.
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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