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IOS 7 Programming Fundamentals: Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics

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If youre getting started with iOS development, or want a firmer grasp of the basics, this practical guide provides a clear view of its fundamental building blocks—Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Touch. Youll learn object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apples development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have. Dozens of example projects are available at GitHub.

Once you master the fundamentals, youll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburgs companion guide Programming iOS 7.

  • Explore the C language to learn how Objective-C works
  • Learn how instances are created, and why theyre so important
  • Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project, from inception to App Store
  • Discover how to build interfaces with nibs and the nib editor
  • Explore Cocoas use of Objective-C linguistic features
  • Use Cocoas event-driven model and major design patterns
  • Learn the role of accessors, key-value coding, and properties
  • Understand the power of ARC-based object memory management
  • Send messages and data between Cocoa objects


Synopsis:

If you want to build an app optimized for iPhone or iPad, you need a thorough understanding of the Objective-C language, the Cocoa API, and the Xcode development environment. This practical guide walks you through the fundamentals of these iOS building blocks, complete with easy-to-follow code examples. By learning how to navigate the idiosyncracies of this framework, youll be able to create a clean, fundamentally sound iOS app.

  • Understand why and how Objective-C works by looking at the C language and object-oriented programming in general
  • Dive into Xcode and learn about the interface, documentation, and the lifecycle of a project
  • Explore the Cocoa framework and its pecularities for developing optimized iOS applications

Synopsis:

If a you want to make an app that is optimized and uses all of the power in yours hands then you need to understand the underlying fundamentals of its language, framework, and developing environment. This book covers Xcode, Cocoa, and objective-c completely allowing a developer to create the best version of her app.

The author backs up the conversation to the C programming language and object-oriented programming so that you can really understand why and how objective-c does its job. Next in line is Xcode which is significantly updated in its 5th version, the author talks about the interface, documentation, and lifecycle of a project. Finally, the book closes out with a look at Cocoa, Apple's framework for creating apps. The reader will come to understand the idiosyncrasies of the framework allows for clean, optimized programs.

About the Author

Matt Neuburg started programming computers in 1968, when he was 14 years old, as a member of a literally underground high school club, which met once a week to do timesharing on a bank of PDP-10s by way of primitive teletype machines. He also occasionally used Princeton University's IBM-360/67, but gave it up in frustration when one day he dropped his punch cards. He majored in Greek at Swarthmore College, and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1981, writing his doctoral dissertation (about Aeschylus) on a mainframe. He proceeded to teach Classical languages, literature, and culture at many well-known institutions of higher learning, most of which now disavow knowledge of his existence, and to publish numerous scholarly articles unlikely to interest anyone. Meanwhile he obtained an Apple IIc and became hopelessly hooked on computers again, migrating to a Macintosh in 1990. He wrote some educational and utility freeware, became an early regular contributor to the online journal TidBITS, and in 1995 left academe to edit MacTech Magazine. He is also the author of Frontier: The Definitive Guide and REALbasic: The Definitive Guide. In August 1996 he became a freelancer, which means he has been looking for work ever since. He is the author of Frontier: The Definitive Guide and REALbasic: The Definitive Guide, both for O'Reilly & Associates.

Table of Contents

PrefaceLanguageChapter 1: Just Enough CChapter 2: Object-Based ProgrammingChapter 3: Objective-C Objects and MessagesChapter 4: Objective-C ClassesChapter 5: Objective-C InstancesIDEChapter 6: Anatomy of an Xcode ProjectChapter 7: Nib ManagementChapter 8: DocumentationChapter 9: Life Cycle of a ProjectCocoaChapter 10: Cocoa ClassesChapter 11: Cocoa EventsChapter 12: Accessors and Memory ManagementChapter 13: Communication Between ObjectsIndexColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781491945575
Author:
Neuburg, Matt
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Android;App store;Cocoa;GCD;GDC;Gaming;Nexus;Objective-C;UI;Unity;Xcode;iCloud;iOS;iPad;iPhone;iPod touch;video game
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

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Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Programming » Apple Programming
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Object Oriented Programming
Reference » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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"Synopsis" by ,

If you want to build an app optimized for iPhone or iPad, you need a thorough understanding of the Objective-C language, the Cocoa API, and the Xcode development environment. This practical guide walks you through the fundamentals of these iOS building blocks, complete with easy-to-follow code examples. By learning how to navigate the idiosyncracies of this framework, youll be able to create a clean, fundamentally sound iOS app.

  • Understand why and how Objective-C works by looking at the C language and object-oriented programming in general
  • Dive into Xcode and learn about the interface, documentation, and the lifecycle of a project
  • Explore the Cocoa framework and its pecularities for developing optimized iOS applications

"Synopsis" by ,

If a you want to make an app that is optimized and uses all of the power in yours hands then you need to understand the underlying fundamentals of its language, framework, and developing environment. This book covers Xcode, Cocoa, and objective-c completely allowing a developer to create the best version of her app.

The author backs up the conversation to the C programming language and object-oriented programming so that you can really understand why and how objective-c does its job. Next in line is Xcode which is significantly updated in its 5th version, the author talks about the interface, documentation, and lifecycle of a project. Finally, the book closes out with a look at Cocoa, Apple's framework for creating apps. The reader will come to understand the idiosyncrasies of the framework allows for clean, optimized programs.

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