Learning Cocoa with Objective-C

Learning Cocoa with Objective-C : Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores

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Get up to speed on Cocoa and Objective-C for developing Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch applications. If you don't have experience developing on the Apple platform, no problem. This updated book covers everything you need to get started - from object-oriented programming to working with iCloud. In addition to learning the basics of Cocoa and Objective-C, the two foundational technologies underlying Apple's development platforms, you'll also learn how to use Apple's Xcode Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Each chapter presents a different sample program for you to build, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to teach you the fundamentals of Cocoa programming. Learn about technologies like blocks, properties and Automatic Reference Counting Discover the similarities and differences between Mac OS X and iOS Examine real-world applications of advanced Cocoa and Cocoa Touch features
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 178 x 233 x 19.3mm | 553.38g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1449318495
  • 9781449318499
  • 1,037,504

About Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a mobile app engineer, game designer and researcher with a passion for making technology simpler and as engaging as possible. He has written two books on game development and currently spends his time designing mobile products for millions upon millions of users while drinking too much coffee. Paris has coded for everything from Qt to 6502 assembly to iOS and thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea. He claims he will soon have a PhD. Jon Manning is a world renown iOS development trainer and writer, game designer and mobile software engineering wizard. He has co-authored two books on mobile development and enjoys re-implementing such things as OpenGL and the Objective-C runtime (in his spare time). Jon is also a researcher in Human-Computer Interaction working towards a PhD.
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This is probably the most compelling introduction to iPhone and Mac development currently available in book form and I would not hesitate in recommending it if you are seeking to learn development on these platforms. Clear and thorough.show more
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