Objective-C is today’s fastest growing programming language, at least in part due to the popularity of Apple’s Mac, iPhone and iPad. Beginning Objective-C is for you if you have some programming experience, but you’re new to the Objective-C programming language and you want a modern and fast way forwards to your own coding projects. If you’re new to programming altogether, then Apress has other Objective-C books for you such as our Learning and Absolute Beginner titles otherwise, let your existing skills ramp you fast forwards in Objective-C with Beginning Objective-C so that you can start building your own applications quickly.
Beginning Objective-C offers you a modern programmer’s perspective on Objective-C courtesy of two of the best iOS and Mac developers in the field today, and gets you programming to the best of your ability in this important language. It gets you rolling fast into the sound fundamentals and idioms of Objective-C on the Mac and iOS, in order to learn how best to construct your applications and libraries, making the best use of the tools it provides no matter what projects you plan to build. The book offers thorough introductions to the core tenets of the language itself and its primary toolkits: the Foundation and AppKit frameworks. Within its pages you will encounter a mine of information on many topics, including use of the file system and network APIs, concurrency and multi-core programming, the user interface system architecture, data modeling, and more. Download eBook Free »
Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy, 2nd Edition
You have a great idea for an app, but where do you begin? Objective-C is the universal language of iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, and Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy, Second Edition startsyou on the path to mastering this language and its latest release. Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy, 2nd Edition teaches you how to program iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps using Objective-C, a powerful language with a rich set of developer tools.
Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn how to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to construct program logic, and how to synthesize it all into working apps. Gary Bennett, an experienced app developer and trainer, will guide you on your journey to becoming a successful app developer.
Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy, Second Edition teaches you how to program iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps using Objective-C, a powerful language with a rich set of developer tools. You have a great idea for an app, but where do you begin? Objective-C is the universal language of iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, and Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy, 2nd Edition startsyou on the path to mastering this language and its latest release. Download eBook Free »
Programming in Objective-C, 3rd Edition: An introduction to the Objective-C language for iOS and Mac OS X development
Programming in Objective-C, 3rd Edition is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for the iOS and Mac platforms.
The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners and experienced programmers alike can use this book to quickly and effectively learn the fundamentals of Objective-C. Readers can also learn the concepts of object-oriented programming without having to first learn all of the intricacies of the underlying procedural language (C).
This unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C, 3rd Edition ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. While the Objective-C language itself has gone through little change since the introduction of Objective-C 2.0, the Apple development tools that programmers use for Objective-C development on the Mac and on iOS have changed significantly in a very short period of time.
The third edition of Programming in Objective-C, 3rd Edition includes numerous updates and improvements throughout the book:
Move beyond basic Cocoa development using over 70 simple and effective recipes for Mac OS X development
Develop Cocoa applications using advanced UI concepts
Implement the latest Objective-C features and incorporate them into your applications
Debug Cocoa applications using advanced tools and techniques
Add advanced animation and multimedia to your Cocoa applications
The cookbook provides a comprehensive overview of Cocoa’s more popular UI components found in all Mac OS X applications. It has recipes for building custom views, adding support for gestures and working with keyboard and mouse events. There are recipes for using singleton, delegation, and factory design patterns in your own application’s architecture. Alongside essential recipes for working with databases and debugging you will also find fun recipes covering animation and multimedia. The Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook will quickly bring you up to speed with advanced technologies used to build complex applications for Mac OS X.
Much of Cocoa is implemented in Objective-C, an object-oriented language that is designed to run at high speed. In order to build powerful Cocoa applications you need more than the basics. This cookbook will provide you with the recipes needed to add Core Animation, gestures, Key Value Coding, and QuickTime to your appilications.