Pro Multithreading and Memory Management for iOS and OS X: with ARC, Grand Central Dispatch, and Blocks
If you want to develop efficient, smooth-running applications, controlling concurrency and memory are vital. Automatic Reference Counting is Apple's game-changing memory management system, new to Xcode 4.2. Pro Multithreading and Memory Management for iOS and OS X shows you how ARC works and how best to incorporate it into your applications. Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) and blocks are key to developing great apps, allowing you to control threads for maximum performance.
This book is for professional OS X and iOS application programmers. In particular, it's for those who want to develop highly responsive applications with concurrent programming.Table of Contents Life before Automatic Reference Counting ARC Rules ARC Implementation Getting Started with Blocks Blocks Implementation Grand Central Dispatch GCD Basics GCD Implementation
Appendix A. Example of ARC, Blocks and GCD
Appendix B. References