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By Apple Computer Inc.

ISBN-10: 0201177536

ISBN-13: 9780201177534

Because 1985, Apple and Addison-Wesley were publishing authoritative books approximately Apple applied sciences. The Apple Technical Library offers Macintosh builders with the legit therapy of all of the significant new applied sciences that Apple releases. well timed, actual, and transparent, this selection of books is the fundamental source for someone constructing software program for the Macintosh. you can find definitive assurance of the most recent and most crucial applied sciences, similar to QuickDraw 3D and Apple consultant. you are going to additionally locate the vintage cornerstones of Macintosh improvement, like Macintosh Human Interface directions, MacsBug Reference and Debugging advisor, and making plans and handling AppleTalk Networks. Care has been taken to supply the knowledge utilizing the main applicable medium. From the multimedia shows of digital advisor to Macintosh Human Interface layout to the digital reference integrated with complex colour Imaging at the Mac OS, the cloth is gifted within the manner to be able to entry it so much successfully. 0201622165B04062001

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Note: Although achieving all of the goals in the following sections is desirable, doing so may not be practical or necessary in all cases. In the end, the needs of your user audience should guide you towards the most relevant choices. For more information about how to define your audience, see “Know Your Audience” (page 25). High Performance Performance is the perceived measure of how fast or efficient your software is and it is critical to the success of all software. If your software seems slow, users may be less inclined to buy it.

You can also use exception handlers to catch errors; however, use them sparingly. Exception handlers increase the memory footprint of your application, which can degrade performance. ■ Validate user input to ensure that it is what you expect. Formatter objects help ensure that users enter numbers and dates correctly. (For information on formatting data in a Carbon application, see Data Formatting. ) Your own code should validate user-entered data to prevent it from causing problems later. See “The Functions of Specific Keys” (page 89) for information on how a user uses specific keys to enter data.

Be aware of the model’s inherent metaphors, which represent conceptual components of the task. In the letter-writing example, the metaphors include letters, mail boxes, and envelopes. In the mental model of a task related to photography, the metaphors include photographs, cameras, and albums. Strive to reflect the user’s expectations of task components, organization, and workflow in your window layout, menu and toolbar organization, and use of utility windows. A good example of how reflecting the appropriate mental model results in a clean, intuitive user interface is the iTunes application.

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