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Want to write applications for iOS or the Mac? This introduction to programming and the Objective-C language is the first step on your journey from someone who uses apps to someone who writes them.
Based on Big Nerd Ranch's legendary Objective-C Bootcamp,¿this book covers C, Objective-C, and the common programming idioms that enable developers to make the most of Apple technologies.
This is the only introductory-level book written by Aaron Hillegass, one of the most experienced and authoritative voices in the iOS and Cocoa community.
Compatible with Xcode 4.2, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), this guide features short chapters and engaging style to keep you motivated and moving forward. At the same time, Aaron’s determination that you understand what you’re doing—or at least why you’re doing it—encourages you to think critically as a programmer.
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Part I: Getting Started
1. You and This Book
2. Your First Program
Part II: How Programming Works
3. Variables and Types
8. Addresses and Pointers
9. Pass By Reference
11. The Heap
Part III: Objective-C and Foundation
13. More Messages
16. Developer Documentation
17. Your First Class
19. Object Instance Variables
20. Preventing Memory Leaks
21. Collection Classes
23. Writing Files with NSString and NSData
26. Property Lists
Part IV: Event-Driven Applications
27. Your First iOS Application
28. Your First Cocoa Application
Part V: Advanced Objective-C
Part VI: Advanced C
33. Bitwise Operations
34. C Strings
35. C Arrays
36. Command-Line Arguments
37. Switch Statements
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Aaron Hillegass, a former employee at NeXT and Apple, has nearly two decades experience programming and teaching Objective-C, Cocoa, and, more recently, iOS. Aaron is the author of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X and co-author of iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide. Both best-sellers, these books have helped many people develop and enhance their programming skills. In 2001, Aaron founded Big Nerd Ranch and began developing intensive courses that teach programming in a focused, distraction-free environment. He is currently working on site plans and blueprints for the new Ranch to be located in Atlanta, GA.
Big Nerd Ranch is a unique software engineering and training company where monastic principles drive technological development. Since 2001, the company has been helping students master programming languages through public enrollment bootcamps, private corporate on-site training, and a growing roster of programming books. Big Nerd Ranch offers consultative services to a broad array of clients, shaping their mobile strategies and developing fresh and engaging mobile and desktop applications.
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