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Objective-C Fundamentals

Christopher K. Fairbairn, Johannes Fahrenkrug, and Collin Ruffenach
  • September 2011
  • ISBN 9781935182535
  • 368 pages

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A handy and complete reference.

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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.

what's inside

  • Objective-C from the ground up
  • Developing with Xcode 4
  • Examples that work unmodified on iPhone

about the reader

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

about the author

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.

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The essential iOS programming how-to guide.

Dave Bales, Whitescape

A tour-de-force of Objective-C...I want to grok this stuff!

Dave Mateer, Mateer IT

A superb introduction to essential iPhone application development tools.

Carl Douglas, NZX

Become a hot commodity on the market...with this book.

Ted Neward, Principal, Neward & Associates