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Programming in Objective-C / Edition 6

Programming in Objective-C / Edition 6

by Stephen KochanStephen Kochan
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Updated for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, iOS 7, and Xcode 5

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and OS X 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 C programming language.

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.

This edition has been fully updated to incorporate new Objective-C features and technologies introduced with Xcode 5, iOS 7, and Mac OS X Mavericks.

“The best book on any programming language that I’ve ever read. If you want to learn Objective-C, buy it.”—Calvin Wolcott

“An excellent resource for a new programmer who wants to learn Objective-C as their first programming language—a woefully underserved market.”—Pat Hughes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321967602
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Developer's Library
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About 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).

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
  • Appendixes
  • A Glossary
  • B Address Book Program Source Code

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