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Programming in Objective-C (Developer's Library)

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Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition

Updated for OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and Xcode 4.5

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and OS X platforms.

The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners 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 C programming language.

This unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study.

This edition has been fully updated to incorporate new features in Objective-C programming introduced with Xcode 4.4 (OS X Mountain Lion) and Xcode 4.5 (iOS 6.)

“The best book on any programming language that I’ve ever read. If you want to learn Objective-C, buy it.”–Calvin Wolcott

“An excellent resource for a new programmer who wants to learn Objective-C as their first programming language–a woefully underserved market.”–Pat Hughes

Contents at a Glance

1 Introduction

Part I The Objective-C Language

2 Programming in Objective-C

3 Classes, Objects, and Methods

4 Data Types and Expressions

5 Program Looping

6 Making Decisions

7 More on Classes

8 Inheritance

9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding

10 More on Variables and Data Types

11 Categories and Protocols

12 The Preprocessor

13 Underlying C Language Features

Part II The Foundation Framework

14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework

15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections

16 Working with Files

17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)

18 Copying Objects

19 Archiving

Part III Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK

20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch

21 Writing iOS Applications

Appendixes

A Glossary

B Address Book Program Source Code

Synopsis:

Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition

Updated for OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and Xcode 4.5

Objective-C has become the standard programming language for application development on the iOS and OS X platforms. A powerful yet simple object-oriented programming language that’s based on C, Objective-C is widely available not only on Apple platforms but across many operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and Windows.

Programming in Objective-C provides the new programmer a complete, step-by-step introduction to the Objective-C language. The book does not assume previous experience with either C or object-oriented programming languages, and it includes many detailed, practical examples of how to put Objective-C to use in your everyday programming needs.

The fifth edition of this book has been updated to cover the new features in Objective-C programming introduced with Xcode 4.4 (OS X Mountain Lion) and Xcode 4.5 (iOS 6). It also includes coverage of Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) and shows how to take advantage of the Foundation framework's rich built-in library of classes and provides an introduction to iOS programming.

About the Author

Stephen Kochan is the author and coauthor of several bestselling titles on the C language, including Programming in C (Sams, 2004), Programming in ANSI C (Sams, 1994), and Topics in C Programming (Wiley, 1991), and several UNIX titles, including Exploring the Unix System (Sams, 1992) and Unix Shell Programming (Sams, 2003). He has been programming on Macintosh computers since the introduction of the first Mac in 1984, and he wrote Programming C for the Mac as part of the Apple Press Library. In 2003, Kochan wrote Programming in Objective-C (Sams, 2003), and followed that with another Mac-related title, Beginning AppleScript (Wiley, 2004).

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

Part I The Objective-C Language

2 Programming in Objective-C

3 Classes, Objects, and Methods

4 Data Types and Expressions

5 Program Looping

6 Making Decisions

7 More on Classes

8 Inheritance

9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding

10 More on Variables and Data Types

11 Categories and Protocols

12 The Preprocessor

13 Underlying C Language Features

Part II The Foundation Framework

14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework

15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections

16 Working with Files

17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)

18 Copying Objects

19 Archiving

Part III Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK

20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch

21 Writing iOS Applications

Appendixes

A Glossary

B Address Book Program Source Code

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321887283
Author:
Kochan, Stephen G.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Computer Languages-C++
Subject:
iOS;Objective-C;Apple;iPhone;iPad;iOS 6;ARC;Xcode 4.5;Cocoa;Automatic Reference Counting;iOS;tutorial;learn
Subject:
Objective C; C; programming; programming in objective c; xcode; ios sdk
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Developer's Library
Publication Date:
20121110
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.084 in 837 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition

Updated for OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and Xcode 4.5

Objective-C has become the standard programming language for application development on the iOS and OS X platforms. A powerful yet simple object-oriented programming language that’s based on C, Objective-C is widely available not only on Apple platforms but across many operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and Windows.

Programming in Objective-C provides the new programmer a complete, step-by-step introduction to the Objective-C language. The book does not assume previous experience with either C or object-oriented programming languages, and it includes many detailed, practical examples of how to put Objective-C to use in your everyday programming needs.

The fifth edition of this book has been updated to cover the new features in Objective-C programming introduced with Xcode 4.4 (OS X Mountain Lion) and Xcode 4.5 (iOS 6). It also includes coverage of Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) and shows how to take advantage of the Foundation framework's rich built-in library of classes and provides an introduction to iOS programming.

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