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Computer Science | Pro Objective-C

Pro Objective-C

Lee, Keith

2013, XXIV, 476 p. 127 illus.

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    • Pro Objective-C provides an in-depth, comprehensive guide to the Objective-C programming language.
    • It includes many in-depth, practical examples.
    • This book includes detailed explanations of the language, its runtime, and key APIs that enable advanced programming with Objective-C.
    • Objective-C is the driving language the runs the iOS (for iPhone and iPad) and Mac OS X Mountain Lion SDKs.
The Objective-C programming language continues to grow in popularity and usage because of the power and ease-of-use of the language itself, along with the numerous features that continue to be added to the platform.  If you have a basic knowledge of the language and want to further your expertise, Pro Objective-C is the book for you.

Pro Objective-C provides an in-depth, comprehensive guide to the language, its runtime, and key API's. It explains the key concepts of Objective-C in a clear, easy to understand manner, and also provides detailed coverage of its more complex features. In addition, the book includes numerous practical examples--code excerpts and complete applications--that demonstrate how to apply in code what you're learning.

The book begins with an exploration of Objective-C's basic features and key language elements. After reviewing the basics, it proceeds with an in-depth examination of the Objective-C dynamic programming features and runtime system. Next the book covers the Foundation Framework, the base layer of APIs that can be used for any Objective-C program. Finally, new and advanced features of Objective-C are introduced and shown how they make the Objective-C language even more powerful and expressive.

Each topic is covered thoroughly and is packed with the details you need to develop Objective-C code effectively. The most important features are given in-depth treatment, and each chapter contains numerous examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of Objective-C.

Start reading Pro Objective-C and begin developing high-quality, professional apps on the OS X and iOS platforms using the Objective-C programming language!

Content Level » Popular/general

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. Getting Started
  2. Using Classes
  3. Objects and Messaging
  4. Memory Management
  5. The Preprocessor
  6. Expert Section - Using ARC
  7. Runtime System
  8. Runtime Architecture
  9. Expert Section - Using the Runtime APIs
  10. Foundation Framework General Purpose Classes
  11. Foundation Framework System Services
  12. Foundation Framework Specialized Services
  13. Foundation Functions and Data Types
  14. Expert Section - Error Handling
  15. Blocks
  16. Objective-C Literals
  17. Concurrent Programming
  18. Key-Value Programming
  19. Appendix A: Language Elements
  20. Appendix B: Xcode Xposed!
  21. Appendix C: Using LLDB

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