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Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 Pap/DVD/ edition (November 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321647718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321647719
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,882,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephen G. Kochan is author and co-author of Programming in Objective-C 2.0, as well as several bestselling books on the C language, including Programming in C, Programming in ANSI C, and Topics in C Programming. He has also written extensively on Unix, and is author of Exploring the Unix System and Unix Shell Programming. Kochan has been programming Macintosh computers since the introduction of the first Mac in 1984, and wrote Programming C for the Mac for the Apple Press Library.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nikolas Terani on March 8, 2010
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I really like this book as an introduction into the Objective C language and quite frankly into the world of programming in general. The examples in the book are lucid which to me is the most critical part of any computer science book. The examples are also extended throughout the book which is nice because you have the ability to reuse the programs you create to further expand your understanding of the concepts. The book also does a good job explaining general object-oriented principles such as information hiding, polymorphism, dynamic binding, inheritance, dynamic typing etc. I would definitely recommend this book to either anyone interested in learning Objective-C from the ground floor or anyone looking to get a ground floor look at Object Oriented programming through a specific language. The book is more catered to the former than the later but if you are looking for both than this is certainly the book for you.

I am a graduate student in software engineering so I have come accross a lot of books on various subjects and this is certainly one worth buying.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Weaver on March 15, 2010
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Well, this is a mixed review. The book is a great teaching tool and reference. I would
buy the book again in a heartbeat. It methodically goes through an introduction to the
Objective-C language. Its focus is the Apple/iPhone. The section on iPhone programming
is really not worth the time. There are much better books, but everything else is a
wonderful read.

The DVD is awful. It mostly power point slides with Mr. Kochan talking about code
examples. The thing is, that it uses almost the same stuff as the book. At times I
felt as though it was an unabridged audio book.

Conclusion... I really liked the book, but the DVD wasn't worth the extra $20 dollars.
Book=5 stars
DVD=1 or 2
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Berarducci on April 1, 2010
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I really like this bundle. Yes, as some reviewers have pointed out there are some parts that seem amateurish. It looks like it was filmed in the author's bedroom. Not much production flash. But who the heck cares? If you want to learn how to program in Objective C 2.0, and that is all you care about, then I suggest you get this bundle.

My only warning is that the video DVD that comes with it is aptly named "PART ONE" because it only covers half of the book. I actually did not have a problem with this because I assumed if I liked the DVD I would be given the opportunity to purchase Part Two. NOPE. There is NO PART TWO. So if you like Part One you are out of luck. You have been warned.
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By Christophor on February 6, 2012
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I have ADHD. Norrmally reading computer books takes so much energy out of me that I don't easily retain the information. I have to read the same thing over and over again. This video and book combo is EXACTLY what I've been waiting for. I started watching the video first. The narrator started off with the intro. It wasn't very interesting until he got to the got to the explanation of the IDE I really got hooked. I watch the video then use the book when I need to fill in the blanks if I missed something on the video. I'm finally having fun.

I don't understand why the the other reviewers are complaining. The price is fair especially considering video training usually costs a whole lot more. The fact that it's in sync with the book is great as far as I'm concerned. A video of the book. Great for me and my ADHD.
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