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CFHipsterRef: Low-Level Programming on iOS & Mac OS X

From Mattt Thompson, the creator of NSHipster.com and author of NSHipster: Obscure Topics in Objective-C, comes a new book about low-level programming on iOS & Mac OS X.

Perfect for intermediate and expert developers wanting to take a deeper dive into advanced topics, CFHipsterRef: Low-Level Programming on iOS & Mac OS X covers the core technologies powering Cocoa, Objective-C, and the operating system itself, including:

  • Kernel
  • Objective-C Runtime
  • Clang
  • OSAtomic
  • Grand Central Dispatch
  • Inter-Process Communication
  • CoreServices
  • ImageI/O
  • Accelerate
  • Security
  • SystemConfiguration
  • International Components for Unicode
  • DictionaryServices
  • Xcode Toolchain
  • Third-Party Tools
  • CocoaPods


  • Q: What formats is this published as?
  • A: This book is available as a PDF, eBook, and Kindle .mobi. Major improvements to the publishing flow have been made since the last book, specifically for eBook and Kindle editions.

  • Q: Will this content be available on NSHipster.com?
  • A: A few chapters will be released on the site over time, but the overwhelming majority of content will be new and exclusive to the book.

  • Q: Will I be able to buy this in paperback form?
  • A: Yes. A "dead-tree" edition of the book will be available for purchase separately on Amazon, sometime after its digital release. 

  • Q: Are there illustrations?
  • A: Yes! Each chapter features its own original illustration by Conor Heelan, who did such an amazing job illustrating the first book.

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  • You'll get a PDF, .epub, and Kindle .mobi file
  • Size5.95 MB
  • Pages276
  • State


CFHipsterRef: Low-Level Programming on iOS & Mac OS X

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