Learn Objective-C on the Mac, Second Edition: For OS X and iOS
by Scott Knaster, Wagar Malik, Mark Dalrymple

Learn Objective-C on the Mac, Second Edition: For OS X and iOS<br>by Scott Knaster, Wagar Malik, Mark Dalrymple
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Learn to write apps for some of today's hottest technologies, including the iPhone and iPad (using iOS), as well as the Mac (using OS X). It starts with Objective-C, the base language on which the native iOS software development kit (SDK) and the OS X are based. Learn Objective-C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition updates a best selling book and is an extensive, newly updated guide to Objective-C.

Objective-C is a powerful, object-oriented extension of C, making this update the perfect follow-up to Dave Mark’s bestselling Learn C on the Mac. Whether you’re an experienced C programmer or you’re coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Scott Knaster and Waqar Malik show how to harness the power of Objective-C in your apps!

  • A complete course on the basics of Objective-C using Apple’s newest Xcode tools
  • An introduction to object-oriented programming
  • Comprehensive coverage of new topics like blocks, GCD, ARC, class extensions, as well as inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source files
  • An introduction to building user interfaces using what is called the UIKit
  • A primer for non-C programmers to get off the ground even faster

    What you’ll learn

  • Learn Objective-C programming, the gateway to programming your iPhone, iPad or Mac
  • Write apps for the iOS and/or OS X interfaces, the cleanest user-interfaces around
  • Understand variables and how to design your own data structures
  • Work with the new Objective-C features now available in this update like blocks, automated reference counting (ARC) and class extensions
  • Work with new tools available like Clang static analyzer and Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)
  • Undertand UIKit and how to build simple user interfaces easily and effectively
  • Explore using the latest Xcode

    Who this book is for

    For anyone wanting to learn to program native apps in iOS and/or OS X, including developers new to the iOS-based iPhone and iPad as well as OS X-based Mac computers. This book is for developers new to Objective-C, but who have some programming experience.


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    Publisher: Apress
    Page Count (est.): 356
    ISBN10: 1430241888
    ISBN13: 9781430241881
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 6/29/2012