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Programming in Objective-Cby Stephen G. Kochan
Synopses & Reviews
This is the eBook version of the printed book.
A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321566157 ISBN-13: 9780321566157
"Programming in Objective-C" is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming. The book makes no assumption about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (upon which Objective-C is based). And because of this, both novice and experienced programmers alike can use this book to quickly and effectively learn the fundamentals of Objective-C. Readers can also learn the concepts of object-oriented programming without having to first learn all of the intricacies of the underlying procedural language (C). This approach, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes it ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. Growth is expected in this language. At the January 2003 MacWorld, it was announced that there are 5 million Mac OS X users and each of their boxes ships with Objective-C built in.
About the Author
Stephen Kochan is the author and coauthor of several bestselling titles on the C language, including Programming in C, Programming in ANSI C, and Topics in C Programming, and several Unix titles, including Exploring the Unix System and Unix Shell Programming. He has been programming on Macintosh computers since the introduction of the first Mac in 1984 and wrote Programming C for the Mac as part of the Apple Press Library.
Table of Contents
1. Object-Oriented Programming.
3. Writing a Program in Objective-C.
4. Data Types and Expressions.
5. Instance Variable.
8. Decision Making.
9. Subclasses, Superclasses, and Inheritance.
10. Dynamic Binding.
11. Character Strings, Arrays, Dictionaries, Sets.
12. Working with the File System.
13. More on Instance Variables.
14. The Preprocessor.
15. Miscellaneous and Advanced Features.
16. Underlying C Features.
17. Intro to Cocoa Programming.
Appendix A. Glossary.
Appendix B. Objective-C Language Summary.
Appendix C. GCC.
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