Objective-C Programming For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 2, 2012 - Computers - 480 pages
A step-by-step guide to understanding object-oriented programming with Objective-C

As the primary programming language for iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X applications, Objective-C is a reflective, object-oriented language that all programmers must know before creating apps. Assuming no prior programming language experience, this fun-and-friendly book provides you with a solid understanding of Objective-C. Addressing the latest version of Xcode, debugging, code completion, and more, veteran author Neal Goldstein helps you gain a solid foundation of this complex topic, and filters out any unnecessary intricate technical jargon.

  • Assumes no prior knowledge of programming and keeps the tone clear and entertaining
  • Explains complicated topics regarding Objective-C with clarity and in a straightforward-but-fun style that has defined the For Dummies brand for 20 years
  • Features all material completely compliant with the latest standards for Objective-C and Apple programming

Objective-C Programming For Dummies is the ideal beginner book if your objective is to venture into iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X development for the first time!


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Table of Contents
Speaking the Language of ObiectiveC
Where to Go from Here
Computer Programming Exposed
What Is ObiectiveC Anyway?
Creating Your Xcode Proiect
Building and Running Your Application
Getting to Know the Xcode Text Editor
Scope of variables
Thinking about Extensibility
Declaring the class interface
Exploring the Program Logic
Knowing the Naming Conventions
Using the Debugger
Using the Static Analyzer

On the
Understanding How Variables Work
Making Logical Decisions in Your Code
Accessing Data With Pointers
Knowing the ObiectiveC Reserved Words
Adding Loops to Your Program
Using inheritance effectively

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About the author (2012)

Neal Goldstein is a veteran programmer and trusted instructor of iOS programming topics. He is the author of all editions of iPhone Application Development For Dummies. Karl Kowalski is a programmer who specializes in security and mobile apps and author of Mac Application Development For Dummies.

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