Programming in Objective-C: Updated for iOS 5 and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)

Programming in Objective-C: Updated for iOS 5 and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)

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By (author) Stephen G. Kochan

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  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 229mm x 33mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 26 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 0321811909
  • ISBN 13: 9780321811905
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 116,326

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Programming in Objective-C, Fourth Edition Updated for iOS 5 and ARC 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 Mac 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. The fourth edition of this book has been updated to cover the significant changes that first appeared in iOS 5 and Xcode 4.2, including the use of Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) to improve and simplify memory management in Objective-C programs. "The best book on any programming language that I've ever read. If you want to learn Objective-C, buy it."-Calvin Wolcott "An excellent resource for a new programmer who wants to learn Objective-C as their first programming language-a woefully underserved market."-Pat Hughes Table of Contents 1 Introduction 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 14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework 15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections 16 Working with Files 17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting 18 Copying Objects 19 Archiving 20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch 21 Writing iOS Applications A Glossary B Address Book Example Source Code

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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).

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Programming in Objective-C, Fourth Edition "An introduction to the Objective-C language for iOS and Mac OS X development" Objective-C has become the standard programming language for application development on the iOS and Mac OS X platforms. A powerful yet simple object-oriented programming language that's based on C, Objective-C is widely available not only on Apple platforms but across many operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and Windows. "Programming in Objective-C" provides the new programmer a complete, step-by-step introduction to the Objective-C language. The book does not assume previous experience with either C or object-oriented programming languages, and it includes many detailed, practical examples of how to put Objective-C to use in your everyday programming needs. The fourth edition of this book has been updated to cover the significant changes that first appeared in iOS 5 and Xcode 4.2, including the use of Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) to improve and simplify memory management in Objective-C programs. It also shows how to take advantage of the Foundation framework's rich built-in library of classes and provides an introduction to iOS programming.

Table of contents

1 Introduction 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 14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework 15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections 16 Working with Files 17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting 18 Copying Objects 19 Archiving 20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch 21 Writing iOS Applications A Glossary B Address Book Example Source Code '