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Overview

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming. The book makes no assumption about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (upon which Objective-C is based). And because of this, both novice 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 procedural language (C). This approach, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes it ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. Growth is expected in this language. At the January 2003 MacWorld, it was announced that there are 5 million Mac OS X users and each of their boxes ships with Objective-C built in.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321711397
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: Developer's Library Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet 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).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
I The Objective-C Language
2 Programming in Objective-C 7
3 Classes, Objects, and Methods 25
4 Data Types and Expressions 47
5 Program Looping 73
6 Making Decisions 95
7 More on Classes 127
8 Inheritance 147
9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding 177
10 More on Variables and Data Types 191
11 Categories, Posing, and Protocols 211
12 The Preprocessor 227
13 Underlying C Language Features 245
II The Foundation Framework
14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework 307
15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections 315
16 Working with Files 373
17 Memory Management 399
18 Copying Objects 415
19 Archiving 427
Afterword 451
III Appendixes
A: Glossary 455
B Objective-C Language Summary 461
C Foundation Framework Headers 515
D Fraction and Address Book Examples 521
E: Resources 533
Index 537
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2007

    An Extreamly Easy Read

    This has to be the most well written book I've read so far. I can actually read it for hours on end without feeling burned out. Most books I've read have been on Java and they can be difficult at times to understand, so I end up having to backtrack and read the paragraph over again in order to understand what the author was trying to say. With this book I haven't had to do that once. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in programming in Objective-C.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2004

    finally someone explains the basics

    The book is perfect for someone who is starting object oriented programing and is looking for a dynamic language to start with. This book covers programing on any platform. It doesnt cover making a user interface but there are other books that will cover that. Over all this book is a must have for anyone looking to get into programing, who doesnt want to get mixed up in a complicated language like c++.

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