Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Objective-C Programming

The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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Pub. price: $39.99

ISBN10: 032194206X ISBN13: 9780321942067 Contributors: Ward, Mikey Publisher: Addison-wesley Professional Published: Nov 18 2013 Pages: 357 Weight: 1.65lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 8.00" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 2nd Edition Language: English

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Want to write iOS apps or desktop Mac applications? This introduction to programming and the Objective-C language is your first step on the journey from someone who uses apps to someone who writes them.

Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular Objective-C Bootcamp, Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide covers C, Objective-C, and the common programming idioms that enable developers to make the most of Apple technologies. Compatible with Xcode 5, iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks (10.9), this guide features short chapters and an engaging style to keep you motivated and moving forward. At the same time, it encourages you to think critically as a programmer.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Using Xcode, Apple's documentation, and other tools
  • Programming basics: variables, loops, functions, etc.
  • Objects, classes, methods, and messages
  • Pointers, addresses, and memory management with ARC
  • Properties and Key-Value Coding (KVC)
  • Class extensions
  • Categories
  • Classes from the Foundation framework
  • Blocks
  • Delegation, target-action, and notification design patterns
  • Key-Value Observing (KVO)
  • Runtime basics
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