Objective-C for iPhone Developers, A Beginner's Guide

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June 5, 2010


Electronic book text, 448 pages

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0071703292 / 9780071703291

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Main description

Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Create your own iPhone and Mac OS X applications with ease. Objective-C for iPhone Developers: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to use the Objective-C programming language, Apple's Foundation framework, the iPhone SDK, and the Xcode development environment. The first stop for aspiring iPhone developers, this hands-on guide teaches you how to create versatile, innovative, and marketable apps in no time. Real-world examples throughout the book correspond with downloadable Xcode projects and video tutorials so you can get started with your first app right away.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload and www.jamesabrannan.com

Table of contents

1 Exploring the iPhone SDK and Basic Programming
2 Primitive Data Types and Operators
3 Flow Control Statements, Arrays, and Structures
4 Classes, Objects, and Messaging
5 Memory Management and Properties
6 Inheritance
7 Protocols and Categories
8 Some Foundation Framework Classes
9 File Handling
10 Property Lists, NSCopy, and Archiving
11 Selectors and Targets
12 The Model View Controller Design Pattern

Author comments

James A. Brannan has written three other books, including iPhone SDK Programming: A Beginner's Guide. He has developed two iPhone applications, and he is a registered iPhone developer. James has worked as a developer since 1994, using languages from Awk to C to Visual Basic. His current position is SOA Engineer, where he programs Java web services.

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