Programming in Objective-C / Edition 3

Programming in Objective-C / Edition 3

by Stephen G. Kochan
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Programming in Objective-C / Edition 3

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for the iOS and Mac platforms.

The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners 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 unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. While the Objective-C language itself has gone through little change since the introduction of Objective-C 2.0, the Apple development tools that programmers use for Objective-C development on the Mac and on iOS have changed significantly in a very short period of time.

The third edition of Programming in Objective-C includes numerous updates and improvements throughout the book:

  • Improved organization for some chapters
  • Incorporation of feedback and suggestions from members of the author's forum for readers, including more detailed descriptions for some of the examples
  • A new introduction to blocks with examples
  • Replacement of deprecated methods with newer methods
  • Updated diagrams and steps for using Xcode 4
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780321711397
    Publisher: Addison-Wesley
    Publication date: 06/24/2011
    Series: Developer's Library Series
    Pages: 552
    Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

    Table of Contents

    1 Introduction

    PART I - The Objective-C Language
    2 Programming in Objective-C
    3 Classes, Objects, and Methods
    4 Data Types and Expressions
    5 Program Looping
    6 Making Decisions
    7 More on Classes
    8 Inheritance
    9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding
    10 More on Variables and Data Types
    11 Categories and Protocols
    12 The Preprocessor
    13 Underlying C Language Features

    PART II - The Foundation Framework
    14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework
    15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections
    16 Working with Files
    17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
    18 Copying Objects
    19 Archiving

    PART III - Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK
    20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
    21 Writing iOS Applications

    A Glossary
    B Address Book Program Source Code

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    Programming in Objective-C 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    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.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    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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