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Objective-C Programming For Dummies 1st Edition

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Learn to:

  • Create apps for iPhone®, iPad®, and OS X® using object-oriented programming
  • Use Xcode® 4 for debugging and code completion
  • Identify and eliminate errors in your programs
  • Structure applications and use Objective-C syntax

Learn how to turn your idea for a great app into a real, robust Objective-C application!

Objective-C is the language of apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Plain English is the language of this book, making it easy for you to learn how to turn your ideas into amazing apps for Apple devices! Even if you have no programming experience whatsoever, this book gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create honest-to-goodness apps.

    • The starting line — learn how programs work, the tools you need, and what it takes to turn an idea into a functioning program
    • Step by step — start out developing a simple app and build on it as you learn additional features of Objective-C
    • Learn the lingo — master the instruction set and frameworks of Objective-C
    • The object of it all — understand objects, where they originate, and how to extend their behavior
    • Two for one — design your application so you can plug it into user interfaces for both Macs and iOS devices

    Open the book and find:

    • How computer languages work
    • Directions for downloading and installing the SDK
    • All about variables and operators
    • What objects are and all the things you do with them
    • Secrets of successful debugging
    • Advice on managing memory
    • Steps for adding a user interface
    • Ten tips for being a happy developer

    Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/objcprogrammingfd to find all the code in this book

    From the Back Cover

    Learn to:

    • Create apps for iPhone®, iPad®, and OS X® using object-oriented programming
    • Use Xcode® 4 for debugging and code completion
    • Identify and eliminate errors in your programs
    • Structure applications and use Objective-C syntax

    Learn how to turn your idea for a great app into a real, robust Objective-C application!

    Objective-C is the language of apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Plain English is the language of this book, making it easy for you to learn how to turn your ideas into amazing apps for Apple devices! Even if you have no programming experience whatsoever, this book gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create honest-to-goodness apps.

      • The starting line — learn how programs work, the tools you need, and what it takes to turn an idea into a functioning program
      • Step by step — start out developing a simple app and build on it as you learn additional features of Objective-C
      • Learn the lingo — master the instruction set and frameworks of Objective-C
      • The object of it all — understand objects, where they originate, and how to extend their behavior
      • Two for one — design your application so you can plug it into user interfaces for both Macs and iOS devices

      Open the book and find:

      • How computer languages work
      • Directions for downloading and installing the SDK
      • All about variables and operators
      • What objects are and all the things you do with them
      • Secrets of successful debugging
      • Advice on managing memory
      • Steps for adding a user interface
      • Ten tips for being a happy developer

      Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/objcprogrammingfd to find all the code in this book


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      Product details

      • Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (October 5, 2012)
      • Language ‏ : ‎ English
      • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 472 pages
      • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 111821398X
      • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1118213988
      • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.42 pounds
      • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.38 x 1.07 x 9.25 inches
      • Customer Reviews:
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      Neal Goldstein currently has 8 applications in the App Store including a series of Travel Photo Guides (travelphotoguides.com) developed with his partners at mobilefortytwo and Digital Field Guides developed in partnership with John Wiley. He also has cool little free app called Expense Calendar which allows you to keep track of things like expenses, mileage, and time by adding them to your calendar.

      He a recognized leader in making state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies practical for commercial and enterprise development. He was one of the first technologists to work with commercial developers at firms such as Apple Computer, Lucasfilm, and Microsoft to develop commercial applications using object-based programming technologies. He was one of the earliest developers of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and holds three patents as a result.)

      Since you can never tell what he'll be up to next, check regularly at his website @@md nealgoldstein.com.i

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