Objective-C Fundamentals

Christopher K. Fairbairn, Johannes Fahrenkrug, and Collin Ruffenach

September 2011 | 368 pages
ISBN: 9781935182535

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SUMMARY

Objective-C Fundamentals is a hands-on tutorial that leads you from your first line of Objective-C code through the process of building native apps for the iPhone using the latest version of the SDK. You'll learn to avoid the most common pitfalls, while exploring the expressive Objective-C language through numerous example projects.

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY

The iPhone is a sophisticated device, and mastering the Objective C language is the key to unlocking its awesome potential as a mobile computing platform. Objective C's concise, rich syntax and feature set, when matched with the iPhone SDK and the powerful XCode environment, offers a developers from any background a smooth transition into mobile app development for the iPhone.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Objective-C Fundamentals guides you gradually from your first line of Objective-C code through the process of building native apps for the iPhone. Starting with chapter one, you'll dive into iPhone development by building a simple game that you can run immediately. You'll use tools like Xcode 4 and the debugger that will help you become a more efficient programmer. By working through numerous easy-to-follow examples, you'll learn practical techniques and patterns you can use to create solid and stable apps. And you'll find out how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

No iOS or mobile experience is required to benefit from this book but familiarity with programming in general is helpful.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Christopher Fairbairn, Johannes Fahrenkrug, and Collin Ruffenach are professional mobile app developers, each with over a decade of experience using different systems including iOS, Palm, Windows Mobile, and Java.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

“What I like about this book is the fact that it starts with a simple code and walks you through implementing more complicated concepts in Objective C. Before you know it, you have got practical training in Obj-C.”
Panah.m, iPhoneness

ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION

This Early Access version of Objective-C Fundamentals enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.