Learn Objective-C on the Mac

Learn Objective-C on the Mac

by Scott Knaster, Mark Dalrymple
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Learn Objective-C on the Mac by Scott Knaster, Mark Dalrymple

Take your coding skills to the next level with this extensive guide to Objective–C, the native programming language for developing sophisticated software applications for Mac OS X. Objective–C is a powerful, object–oriented extension of C, making this book the perfect follow–up to Dave Mark’s bestselling Learn C on the Mac, Mac OS X Edition. Whether you’re an experienced C programmer or you’re coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster show you how to harness the powers of Objective–C in your applications!

  • A complete course on the basics of Objective–C using Apple’s free Xcode tools
  • An introduction to object–oriented programming
  • Comprehensive coverage of inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source files
  • A brief tour of Cocoa’s foundation framework and AppKit
  • A helpful “learning curve” guide for non–C developers

What you’ll learn

  • Learn Objective–C programming, the gateway to programming your Mac or iPhone
  • Write applications for the Mac OS X interface, the cleanest user–interface around
  • Understand variables and how to design your own data structures
  • Work with the file system
  • Connect to data sources and the Internet

Who this book is for

For anyone wanting to learn to program native applications in Mac OS X, including developers new to the Mac, developers new to Objective–C, or students entirely new to programming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430218159
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Edition description: 1st Corrected ed., Corr. 3rd printing
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Scott Knaster is a legendary Mac hacker and author of such bestselling books as Hacking Mac OS X Tiger and Macintosh Programming Secrets. His book How to Write Macintosh Software was required reading for Mac programmers for more than a decade.

Mark Dalrymple has been a Mac developer since 1985 and a Unix programmer since 1990. Over the years, he has worked on projects ranging from cross-platform development tool kits to high-performance web server software servicing hundreds of millions of hits per day, medical applications, and video products for Hollywood. He is the coauthor of Core Mac OS X and Unix Programming and Advanced Mac OS X Programming.

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Learn Objective-C on the Mac 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AlS More than 1 year ago
Ok, I read this book with three other seasoned Java developers. We all have an excellent grasp of core object oriented and general language principles. I started reading this book and got to chapter 5 and gave up and went and bought another Objective C book. The examples all worked, but the chapters themselves were missing core concepts, misleading, in some cases downright wrong. After a while I gave up. Not recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must be updated to be useful
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