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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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.
The book assumes you have some knowledge on C/C++ and on object oriented programming.
After I finish it (I'm half way through right now) I feel I can then go back to those other books and really understand what the hell they were trying to say!!!
I'd highly recommend this book to anyone from a beginner to intermediate Objective-C developer.
I brought this book thinking I would be able to learn the very basics and then build up my knowledge of objective c as i am a complete beginner. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Morgan
All that matters is if you are willing to take the time out and learn it. Even if you try your best, sometimes coding isn't for everyone. This book is pretty solid. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raj Sheth
This book is perfect and awesome! It helped me build my base for Cocoa Touch. For those who dream of creating an iOS app, I highly recommend you to purchase this book.Published 2 months ago by methi1999
I was really excited to get this book. It was delivers quickly and on time. As I began to read it, I felt a stinger desire to learn programming language. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sydnie
This book does a good job of piecing all the scattered buts of information together to help you get a better grasp of the objective c language. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Manuel Jimenez
Required for my class. Great book with good samples.
One of the first computer book that I could read from cover to cover.
I already have around 11 years of programming experience in Java/JEE and web technologies. I found the book to be a great introduction to objective c. Read morePublished 5 months ago by vivek katta
There are quite a few books about this subject and while I have not read them all this is a very good starter book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Graeme S. Anderson
Returned item, will order again in the future just didn't need it right now, had to switch class at the last minute. Will leave a more complete review in future.Published 6 months ago by Ryan