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Computer Science | Beginning Objective-C

Beginning Objective-C

Dovey, James, Furrow, Ashley Alonzo Hale

2012, XIX, 404 p.

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    • A new, modern approach to learning Objective-C that offers contemporary techniques and prepares the reader for today's Apple programming skills.
    • A critically fast-paced book for experienced programmers who want a fast ramp-up to start programming Objective-C, providing them with everything they need to know.
    • Objective-C is the fastest growing significant programming language, relative to other languages, according to Tiobe - a well regarded industry index.
    • This Book covers Objective-C from more of an agnostic perspective, and that applications made can run on many platforms, not just Mac and iPhone.
    • This Book comes with a real world sample application case study, which covers a lot of areas of use to new Objective-C programmers— enough to give them the savvy to tackle the problems they are most likely to encounter in the real world.
Objective-C is today's fastest growing programming language, at least in part due to the popularity of Apple's Mac, iPhone and iPad. Beginning Objective-C is for you if you have some programming experience, but you're new to the Objective-C programming language and you want a modern—and fast—way forwards to your own coding projects.

Beginning Objective-C offers you a modern programmer's perspective on Objective-C courtesy of two of the best iOS and Mac developers in the field today, and gets you programming to the best of your ability in this important language.  It gets you rolling fast into the sound fundamentals and idioms of Objective-C on the Mac and iOS, in order to learn how best to construct your applications and libraries, making the best use of the tools it provides— no matter what projects you plan to build. The book offers thorough introductions to the core tenets of the language itself and its primary toolkits: the Foundation and AppKit frameworks. Within its pages you will encounter a mine of information on many topics, including use of the file system and network APIs, concurrency and multi-core programming, the user interface system architecture, data modeling, and more.

You'll soon find yourself building a fairly complex Objective-C based application, and mastering the language ready for your own projects.

If you're new to programming altogether, then Apress has other Objective-C books for you such as our Learning and Absolute Beginner titles—otherwise, let your existing skills ramp you fast forwards in Objective-C with Beginning Objective-C so that you can start building your own applications quickly.

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Table of contents 

  1. Getting Started with Objective-C (with simple HelloWorld application)
  2. Object-Oriented Programming
  3. Objective-C Language Features
  4. Foundational APIs
  5. Using The Filesystem
  6. Using the Network
  7. User Interfaces: The Application Kit
  8. Advanced Data Management with Core Data
  9. Writing An Application (complex case study example)
  10. Wrapping Up

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