Programming in Objective-C

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Stephen G. Kochan  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
552
Pub.-date
December 2013
ISBN13
9780321967602
ISBN
0321967607
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Description

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and OS X platforms.

The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners 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 C programming language.

This unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study.

Features

  • The market-leading book on Objective-C
  • Updated to include the latest information on Xcode 5, OS X Mavericks, and iOS 7
  • Detailed examples and well-crafted exercises greatly expedite the learning process
  • Written by a bestselling author with a patented technique for teaching in a manner and at a pace with which readers find accessible and easy to learn

New to this Edition

The sixth edition of Programming in Objective-C includes several important additions and enhancements:
• Updates to cover Xcode 5, iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks
• Detailed discussion of how to use new or improved Objective-C language features — including Modules and ARC
• Improvements in key areas to incorporate reader feedback and suggestions

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
  • PART I - The Objective-C Language
  • 2 Programming in Objective-C
  • 3 Classes, Objects, and Methods
  • 4 Data Types and Expressions
  • 5 Program Looping
  • 6 Making Decisions
  • 7 More on Classes
  • 8 Inheritance
  • 9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding
  • 10 More on Variables and Data Types
  • 11 Categories and Protocols
  • 12 The Preprocessor
  • 13 Underlying C Language Features
  • PART II - The Foundation Framework
  • 14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework
  • 15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections
  • 16 Working with Files
  • 17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
  • 18 Copying Objects
  • 19 Archiving
  • PART III - Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK
  • 20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
  • 21 Writing iOS Applications
  • Appendixes
  • A Glossary
  • B Address Book Program Source Code

Author

Stephen Kochan is the author and coauthor of several bestselling titles on the C language, including Programming in C (Sams, 2004), Programming in ANSI C (Sams, 1994), and Topics in C Programming (Wiley, 1991), and several UNIX titles, including Exploring the Unix System (Sams, 1992) and Unix Shell Programming (Sams, 2003). He has been programming on Macintosh computers since the introduction of the first Mac in 1984, and he wrote Programming C for the Mac as part of the Apple Press Library. In 2003, Kochan wrote Programming in Objective-C (Sams, 2003), and followed that with another Mac-related title, Beginning AppleScript (Wiley, 2004).