Objective-C For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 3, 2009 - Computers - 456 pages
Learn the primary programming language for creating iPhone and Mac apps

The only thing hotter than the iPhone right now is new apps for the iPhone. Objective-C is the primary language for programming iPhone and Mac OS X applications, and this book makes it easy to learn Objective-C.

Even if you have no programming experience, Objective-C For Dummies will teach you what you need to know to start creating iPhone apps. It provides an understanding of object-oriented programming in an entertaining way that helps you learn.

  • iPhone and Mac apps are hot, and most are created with Objective-C
  • Covers Xcode 3.2, which is included in Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Explains object-oriented programming concepts in a straightforward but fun style that makes learning easy
  • Ideal for those with no programming experience as well as those who may know other languages but are new to Objective-C
  • Prepares you to start creating iPhone and Mac OS X apps
  • Understand Mac programming concepts and patterns, and why to use them
  • Bonus CD includes all code samples used in the book

Objective-C For Dummies gives you the tools to turn your idea for an iPhone app into reality.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting to the Starting Line
7
Creating Your First Program
21
The Object in ObjectiveC
56
The Object in ObjectiveC
57
Speaking the Language of ObjectiveC
65
Functions and Data Structures
105
Adding a Little More Class to Your Program
139
The Birth of an Object
265
Getting a Handle on Memory Management
279
Moving from Language to Application
305
Show Me the Data
323
Extending the Behavior of Objects
355
Adding an iPhone User Interface
369
Adding a Mac User Interface
393
The Part of Tens
407

Objects Objects Everywhere
167
Using the Debugger
185
Using Control Statements and Loops
201
Walking the ObjectOriented Walk
223
Encapsulating Objects
245
Ten Ways to Be a Happy Developer
413
About the CD
419
Index
423
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Neal Goldstein is a pioneer in object-oriented programming and a master at making cutting-edge technology practical. He leads an iPhone startup that is developing a revolutionary application that will radically change how people can use iPhones to manage information. Neal is the author of iPhone Application Development For Dummies.

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