Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's in a Name?

I know I shouldn't be concerned about hits on my pages.  I am.  I've been spending more time lately learning Cocoa and programming for Mac OS and iOS so I felt it was time for a name change.  "If I had known I was going to Live this Long" was cute and I do say that from time to time.  However, it really does not reflect the content of my posts now.   So a new name was in order!

Cocoa Cogitation came to mind.  Cocoa, duh.  But cogitation is a word my father uses often when referring  to a deep level of thought on a subject.  Ta Da! A new name is born!  Perhaps this new name will be more SEO friendly.  Comments are welcome.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hats off to The Big Nerd Ranch

I have to take a moment from learning Cocoa and programing my Mac and iPhone to acknowledge the folks at Big Nerd Ranch.  The latest edition of iPhone Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is really taking me to new levels.  I particularly like that it is available for immediate use in a Kindle version.  With the Kindle App on my iPad it is very convenient!  Now if only they'd release an updated version of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X I'd be in "Nerdvana" to use one of their terms!
Big Ner Ranch Page Screen Shot
I do this as a hobby so I don't get to devote the time I'd like to otherwise.  But I am trying to figure out a way to justify one of their classes like Beginning Cocoa or Beginning iOS classes (or both!).  Perhaps soon I will.   
Until then, these books are great!  Thanks guys!