Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS
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Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS

by David Mark, James Bucanek
     
 

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Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers,Dave Mark's Learn C on the Machas been updated for you to include Mac OS X Mountain Lion and the latest iOS considerations.

Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Editionis perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes contemporary OS X and iOSexamples!

Overview

Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers,Dave Mark's Learn C on the Machas been updated for you to include Mac OS X Mountain Lion and the latest iOS considerations.

Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Editionis perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes contemporary OS X and iOSexamples! This book also does the following:

  • Provides best practices for programming newbies
  • Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X and iOS -flavored approach
  • Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with latest Xcode

    After reading this book, you'll be ready to program and build apps using the C language and Objective-C will become much easier for you to learn when you're ready to pick that up.

    What you’ll learn

  • Master C programming, the gateway to programming your Mac, iPhone or iPad
  • Write apps for the contemporary Mac OS X interface, the cleanest user interface around
  • Write apps for the modern iOS interface, one of the two most popular mobile platforms in the world
  • Understand variables and how to design your own data structures
  • Work with the file system
  • Connect to data sources and the Internet
  • How to handle error handling and much more

    Who this book is for

    For anyone wanting to learn to program in Mac OS X and iOS, including developers new to the Mac and iPhone/iPad, developers new to C, or students entirely new to programming.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1:Go Get the Tools

    Chapter 2. Programming Basics

    Chapter 3: C Basics: Staements and Functions

    Chapter 4: C Basics: Variables and Operators

    Chapter 5: Debugging

    Chapter 6: Controlling Your Program's Flow

    Chapter 7: Pointers and Parameters

    Chapter 8:More Data Types

    Chapter 9: The Command Line

    Chapter 10: Designing Your Own Data Structures

    Chapter 11: Working with Files

    Chapter 12: Handling Errors

    Chapter 13: Advanced Topics

    Chapter 14: Where Do You Go from Here?

    Chapter 15: Answers to Exercises

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781430245339
    Publisher:
    Apress
    Publication date:
    12/19/2012
    Edition description:
    2nd ed. 2012
    Pages:
    508
    Sales rank:
    1,237,731
    Product dimensions:
    9.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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    Meet the Author

    Dave Mark is a longtime Mac developer and author who has written a number of books on Mac and iOS development, including Beginning iPhone 4 Development (Apress, 2010), More iPhone 3 Development (Apress, 2010), Learn C on the Mac (Apress, 2008), The Macintosh Programming Primer series (Addison-Wesley, 1992), and Ultimate Mac Programming (Wiley, 1995). Dave loves the water and spends as much time as possible on it, in it, or near it. He lives with his wife and three children in Virginia.

    James Bucanek is a professional software engineer, with over 25 years of experience in software and systems development. He is the author of Beginning Xcode and the holder of a network patent. Having made the transition to Mac OS X many years ago, he has never looked back.

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