Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours:
by Jesse Feiler

Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours: <br>by Jesse Feiler
Item# 0672335891
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language, and start using it to write powerful native applications for both Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities… make the most of its powerful implementation of objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, threading, and a whole lot more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

  • Step-by-Step Instructions carefully walk you through the most common Objective-C development tasks.
  • Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
  • By the Way notes present information related to the discussion.
  • Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
  • Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

    Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

  • Use Xcode to write Objective-C software more quickly and efficiently
  • Master Objective-C’s object-oriented features and techniques
  • Efficiently organize program files and projects
  • Make the most of Objective-C’s powerful messaging capabilities
  • Declare classes, instance variables, properties, methods, and actions
  • Leverage building block patterns to write more powerful code
  • Work with mutable and immutable data types
  • Organize data with collections, including dictionaries and sets
  • Manage memory the modern way, with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
  • Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions
  • Apply recent language enhancements such as Associative References and Fast Enumeration
  • Create and work with portable, anonymous code blocks
  • Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch


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    Publisher: Sams Publishing
    Page Count (est.): 390
    ISBN10: 0672335891
    ISBN13: 9780672335891
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 3/26/2012