Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners : iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy

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It seems as if everyone is writing applications for Apple's iPhone and iPad, but how do they all do it? It's best to learn Objective-C, the native language of both the iOS and Mac OS X, but where to begin? Right here, even if you've never programmed before!

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners will teach you how to write software for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Objective-C, an elegant and powerful language with a rich set of developer tools. Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to build program logic, and how to write your own applications and apps.

With over 50 collective years in software development and based on an approach pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University, the authors have developed a remarkably effective approach to learning Objective-C. Since the introduction of Apple's iPhone, the authors have taught hundreds of absolute beginners how to develop Mac, iPhone,and iPad apps, including many that became popular apps in the iTunes App Store.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 22.61mm | 550g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • XVII, 292 p.
  • 1430228326
  • 9781430228325
  • 301,048

Table of contents

Becoming a Great iPhone/iPad or Mac Programmer
Programming Basics
It's All About the Data
Making Decisions About...and Planning Program Flow
Object Oriented Programming with Objective-C
Introducing Objective-C and Xcode
Objective-C Classes, Objects, and Methods
Programming Basics in Objective-C
Comparing Data
Creating User Interfaces with Interface Builder
Memory, Addresses, and Pointers
Debugging Programs with Xcode
Storing Information
Protocols and Delegates
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About Gary Bennett

Gary Bennett is president of xcelMe.com. xcelMe teaches iPhone/iPad programming courses online. Gary has taught hundreds of students how to develop iPhone/iPad apps, and has several very popular apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary's students have some of the best-selling apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary also worked for 25 years in the technology and defense industries. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer aboard two nuclear submarines. After leaving the Navy, Gary worked for several companies as a software developer, chief information officer, and resident. As CIO, he helped take VistaCare public in 2002. Gary also co-authored iPhone Cool Projects for Apress. Gary lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Stefanie, and their four children.
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46 ratings
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Our customer reviews

The book is great. It's challenging while the instructions are helping me to maintain a can do spirit. The book is supported by a website forum which is delivering a lot of value to this absolute beginner. It would really be a great (rated 5 stars) book if the publisher had taken the job of editorial bug fixing a bit more serious. Therefore a note of warning: I find it a a bit disappointing the author didn't follow his own rule of double or even triple checking his text. (The book told me that coders will be spending a lot of time on bug-fixing, the book itself proved inconsistent to this rule) Its very disappointing to have to find out several times by trial and error why my coding is not delivering expected results or no results at all, since numerous printed sample codes in the exercises contain typo's. An omitted comma or a few missing letters obviously make a world of difference in running software. I trust this will be corrected in a next edition. Luckily the website proves to be a workaround for most of my troubles. Consider to wait for the next edition or when you decide to buy it, ask for a free (electronic) copy once the second - fully corrected - edition makes it to print. Furthermore its a book full of inspiration for a beginning app developer.show more
by JPC den Dulk
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