iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals: Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics [NOOK Book]

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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, you’ll be able to create a clean, ...

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

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Overview

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, you’ll 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491946893
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Sales rank: 423,962
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Language

Chapter 1: Just Enough C

Chapter 2: Object-Based Programming

Chapter 3: Objective-C Objects and Messages

Chapter 4: Objective-C Classes

Chapter 5: Objective-C Instances

IDE

Chapter 6: Anatomy of an Xcode Project

Chapter 7: Nib Management

Chapter 8: Documentation

Chapter 9: Life Cycle of a Project

Cocoa

Chapter 10: Cocoa Classes

Chapter 11: Cocoa Events

Chapter 12: Accessors and Memory Management

Chapter 13: Communication Between Objects

Index

Colophon

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