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Objective-C Phrasebook (Developer's Library)by David Chisnall
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Objective-C Phrasebook, Second Edition
Updated for ARC, OS X 10.7, and iOS 5
Objective-C Phrasebook gives you the code phrases you need to quickly and effectively complete your programming projects with Objective-C.
The second edition of Objective-C Phrasebook has been updated for the new version of Objective-C supported by Apple’s LLVM compiler 3.0 on OS X 10.7 and iOS 5, and includes new coverage of ARC and other Objective-C features introduced with recent versions of Xcode.
Concise and Accessible
Easy to carry and easy to use–lets you ditch all those bulky books for one portable pocket guide
Flexible and Functional
Packed with more than 100 customizable code snippets–so you can readily create solid Objective-C code in just about any situation
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Objective-C Phrasebook fills the need for a concise, handy programming rerference that puts more than 100 instantly useful code snippets and essential techniques at a programmer's fingertips. This hands-on guide gets straight to the essence of what makes Objective-C different from other programming languages, and what an iOS or Mac developer needs to know to put Objective-C to immediate use.
The second edition of Objective-C Phrasebook includes several critical additions and enhancements:
• Updates to cover the sweeping changes brought about by the latest version of Xcode and the iPhone SDK.
• Detailed discussion of how to use Automated Reference Counting (ARC) to improve and simplify memory management
in Objective-C programming
• Additional changes and updates to bring the material in line with current Objective-C practices and features
Objective-C Phrasebook gives you the code phrases you need to quickly and effectively complete your programming projects with Objective-C, on systems including iOS and Mac OS X.
The Objective-C Phrasebook is concise, accessible, flexible, and functional—packed with more than 100 customizable code snippets so you can readily code in Objective-C in just about any situation.
About the Author
David Chisnall is a freelance writer and consultant. While studying for his PhD, he co-founded the Étoilé project, which aims to produce an opensource desktop environment on top of GNUstep, an open-source implementation of the OpenStep and Cocoa APIs. He is an active contributor to GNUstep and is the original author and maintainer of the GNUstep Objective-C 2 runtime library and the associated compiler support in the Clang compiler.
After completing his PhD, David hid in academia for a while, studying the history of programming languages. He finally escaped when he realized that there were places off campus with an equally good view of the sea and without the requirement to complete quite so much paperwork. He occasionally returns to collaborate on projects involving modeling the semantics of dynamic languages.
Table of Contents
1 The Objective-C Philosophy
2 An Objective-C Primer
3 Memory Management
4 Common Objective-C Patterns
6 Manipulating Strings
7 Working with Collections
8 Dates and Times
9 Working with Property Lists
10 Interacting with the Environment
11 Key-Value Coding
12 Handling Errors
13 Accessing Directories and Files
15 Blocks and Grand Central
17 Network Access
18 Debugging Objective-C
19 The Objective-C Runtime
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