From the Back Cover
You have a great idea for an app, but how do you bring it to fruition? Objective-C is the universal language of iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, and this book starts you on the path to mastering this language and its latest release, and also addresses how to mix Swift with Objective-C.
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. If you're looking to take the first step towards App Store success, Objective-C for Absolute Beginners, Third edition is the place to start.
Readers will be treated to the following and much more:
- The fundamentals of computer programming: how to understand variables, design data structures, and work with file systems
- The logic of object-oriented programming: how to use Classes, Objects, and Methods
- The flexibility of Apple’s developer tools: how to install Xcode and write programs in Objective-C
- How to make OS X applications or iOS apps that do cool stuff
About the Author
Brad Lees has more than 12 years of experience in application development and server management. He has specialized in creating and initiating software programs in real-estate development systems and financial institutions. His career has been highlighted by his positions as information systems manager at The Lyle Anderson Company, product development manager for Smarsh, vice president of application development for iNation, and IT manager at The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership, the largest architectural firm in Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, Brad and his wife, Natalie, reside in Phoenix with their five children.
Mitch Fisher is a software developer in the Phoenix area. He was introduced to PCs back in the 1980s, when 64K was a lot of memory and 1 Mhz was considered a fast computer. Over the past 25 years, Mitch has worked for several large and medium-sized companies in the roles of software developer and software architect, and had led several teams of developers on multi-million dollar projects. Mitch now divides his time between writing iOS applications and server-side UNIX technologies.