Programming in Objective-C

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Sams Publishing, Dec 7, 1999 - Computers - 576 pages
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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321566157 ISBN-13: 9780321566157

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming. The book makes no assumption about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (upon which Objective-C is based). And because of this, both novice and experienced programmers alike can use this book to quickly and effectively learn the fundamentals of Objective-C. Readers can also learn the concepts of object-oriented programming without having to first learn all of the intricacies of the underlying procedural language (C). This approach, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes it ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. Growth is expected in this language. At the January 2003 MacWorld, it was announced that there are 5 million Mac OS X users and each of their boxes ships with Objective-C built in.


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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

Hey, where's the sixth star?: If it was possible I would have given this book six stars. It brought me into programming Objective C in a week (I tried to learn C many years ago, but got nowhere)! It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - janeylicious - LibraryThing

I can't hate on Kochan. This guy had the best non-Apple introduction to Objective-C before everyone started jumping on the iPhone bandwagon. But, be flexible. Apple docs are cool, forums and mailing ... Read full review

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More on Variables and Data Types
Categories Posing and Protocols
The Preprocessor
Underlying C Language Features II The Foundation Framework
Introduction to the Foundation Framework 15 Numbers Strings and Collections
Working with Files
Memory Management
Copying Objects

Polymorphism Dynamic Typing and Dynamic Binding

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About the author (1999)

Stephen Kochan is the author and coauthor of several bestselling titles on the C language, including Programming in C, Programming in ANSI C, and Topics in C Programming, and several Unix titles, including Exploring the Unix System and Unix Shell Programming. He has been programming on Macintosh computers since the introduction of the first Mac in 1984 and wrote Programming C for the Mac as part of the Apple Press Library.

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