We are very happy to announce a Cocoa tutorial by Matias Piipari from the Sanger Institute. Matias has created iMotifs (http://wiki.github.com/mz2/imotifs), a sequence motif editor and analysis environment for Mac OS X and some pretty cool iPhone apps (http://www.pearcomp.com).
This will be a great opportunity to find out how to get started with your own Mac OS X development.
WHEN: May 20, 14h00 – 15h00
WHERE: A2-33 (EBI)
ABSTRACT: A brief introduction to Apple’s Cocoa (http://developer.apple.com/cocoa) framework for a scientific audience. I’ll give an outline of some of the key Cocoa technologies, tools and learning resources. I’ll also go through my own experiences with writing Cocoa based software for science use, and show some practical examples of how it can be a useful stack of technologies to master for a computational biologist.
After the talk, we’ll do a cooking show like tutorial session where we put together a pre-assembled, simple Cocoa application for querying the BioMart web service.
To take part in the interactive part of the session, you will need:
- Computer with OS X 10.5 or later
- Xcode 3.x: http://developer.apple.com/technologies/xcode.html
- Git client: http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/
No prior experience of C or Objective-C is necessary.