The term “Cocoa”, in the title, refers to the programming environment on any of Apple’s major platforms. More formally, Cocoa is an Apple trademark used as a collective name for several programming frameworks. The narrowest definition was historically just the NeXTSTEP-derived “Foundation” and “AppKit” Objective-C frameworks on macOS but the name is often considered to include all of the frameworks in
/System/Library/Frameworks on macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. The name “Cocoa” had no direct origin in NeXTSTEP or macOS programming; it was a trademark Apple reused from an unrelated project that chose the name to imply a “child-friendly version of Java”. Of course, Java was partly inspired by NeXTSTEP’s Objective-C, making Cocoa (like everything else in programming) its own grandmother.
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