Objective-C Programmer's Reference

Overview

Objective-C Programmer's Reference provides the tools necessary to write software in Objective-C—the language of choice for developing iOS and OS X applications. Author Carlos Oliveira begins from the basic building blocks of the language. He shows how to create correct and efficient applications by applying your knowledge of object-oriented and structured programming. This book:

  • Takes you quickly through fundamental concepts such as ...
See more details below
Paperback
$41.40
BN.com price
(Save 17%)$49.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $46.66   
  • New (7) from $46.66   
  • Used (2) from $68.45   
Objective-C Programmer's Reference

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$22.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$39.99 List Price

Overview

Objective-C Programmer's Reference provides the tools necessary to write software in Objective-C—the language of choice for developing iOS and OS X applications. Author Carlos Oliveira begins from the basic building blocks of the language. He shows how to create correct and efficient applications by applying your knowledge of object-oriented and structured programming. This book:

  • Takes you quickly through fundamental concepts such as interfaces and class implementations.
  • Provides a concise reference to the Foundation Framework that is all-important when programming in Objective-C.
  • Highlights key differences between Objective-C and other popular languages such as Java or Python.
  • Provides the fundamentals of Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, which are the standard for OS X and iOS development.
Objective-C Programmer's Reference makes extensive use of concepts already mastered by developers who are fluent in other languages such as C++, Java, Perl, and Python. The author’s approach is logical and structured, and even novice developers will have an easy time absorbing the most important topics necessary to program in Objective-C.

Objective-C Programmer's Reference is a book for professional developers in Objective-C, or those who are moving to Objective-C from other languages. The book is written for readers who lack the time to invest in more traditional books, which usually spend hundreds of pages to explain concepts that are part of the working programmer’s standard vocabulary.

What you’ll learn

  • Grasp the basic syntax of the Objective-C language.
  • Create classes and methods in Objective-C.
  • Apply Objective-C’s message-passing mechanism to simplify your code and avoid deep class hierarchies.
  • Store and access dynamic data through Objective-C’s built-in, key-value system.
  • Make effective use of container classes such as arrays and dictionaries with their immutable and mutable versions.
  • Create simple applications for iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, and other iOS and Mac OS X devices.


Who this book is for

Objective-C Programmer's Reference is for programmers in Objective-C who are looking for a handy reference to keep them on top of their game. The book is also designed for programmers moving to Objective-C from some other language, especially from another C-like language such as Java or C#, providing just that additional bit that is needed to transfer their expertise into Objective-C and get a leg up on creating applications for the iOS and OS X platforms underlying Apple’s hugely successful devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Macbook.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Language

1. The C in Objective-C

2. Classes

3. Strings and Container Classes

4. Protocols and Categories

5. Inheritance

6. Block Syntax

7. Dynamic Binding

8. Memory Management

9. Key-Value Programming

10. The Filesystem

Part II: Reference

11. The Foundation Framework

Part III: The Tools

12. The Compiler

13. The Preprocessor

14. Unit Test

15. Debugging

Part IV: Writing Apps for OS X and iOS

16. Cocoa Framework Example

17. Cocoa Touch Example

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430259053
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/20/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 819,224
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carlos Oliveira is a professional developer who works in the financial industry. Carlos has more than 10 years of experience on the Objective-C and C++ languages, having developed several large scale applications for companies big and small.

Carlos Oliveira obtained a PhD in Systems Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Florida, a Masters in Computer Science from UFC (Brazil), and a BSc in Computer Science from UECE (Brazil). In the past, Carlos has performed academic research on combinatorial optimization, with applications in areas such as telecommunications, computational biology, and logistics. He has written more than 20 papers on optimization aspects of these topics, and has worked as assistant professor at Oklahoma State University from 2004 to 2006.

Carlos Oliveira currently works in New York City and lives in New Jersey with his wife and son. You can contact Carlos Oliveira at his web site http://coliveira.net.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)