Cocoa (OS X) vs Cocoa Touch (iOS): What are the differences?
Developers describe Cocoa (OS X) as "The Cocoa frameworks consist of libraries, APIs, and runtimes that form the development layer for all of OS X". Much of Cocoa is implemented in Objective-C, an object-oriented language that is compiled to run at incredible speed, yet employs a truly dynamic runtime making it uniquely flexible. Because Objective-C is a superset of C, it is easy to mix C and even C++ into your Cocoa applications. On the other hand, Cocoa Touch (iOS) is detailed as "The Cocoa Touch collection of frameworks includes everything needed to create iOS apps". The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
Cocoa (OS X) and Cocoa Touch (iOS) belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Great community " is the top reason why over 2 developers like Cocoa (OS X), while over 5 developers mention "Backed by Apple" as the leading cause for choosing Cocoa Touch (iOS).
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What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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