Objective-C 2.0 Essentials - Second Edition by Neil Smyth

Objective-C 2.0 Essentials - Second Edition

By Neil Smyth

  • Release Date: 2012-05-09
  • Genre: Programming
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Description

Now updated for Xcode 4.3.x, Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) and the c99 standard, the objective of this book is to teach the skills necessary to program in Objective-C using a style that is easy to follow, rich in examples and accessible to those who have never used Objective-C before. Topics covered include the fundamentals of Objective-C such as variables, looping and flow control. Also included are details of object oriented programming, working with files and memory and the Objective-C Foundation framework.

Regardless of whether you are developing for Mac OS X or the iPhone, or just want to learn Objective-C, this book covers everything you need to know about the Objective-C language in 31 detailed and easy to follow chapters.

Topics covered in this Second Edition of Objective-C 2.0 Essentials include:

- The History of Objective-C

- Installing Xcode and Compiling Objective-C on Mac OS X

- Objective-C 2.0 Data Types

- Working with Variables and Constants in Objective-C

- Objective-C Operators and Expressions

- Objective-C 2.0 Operator Precedence

- Commenting Objective-C Code

- Objective-C Flow Control with if and else

- The Objective-C switch Statement

- Objective-C Looping - The for Statement

- Objective-C Looping with do and while Statements

- An Overview of Objective-C Object Oriented Programming

- Writing Objective-C Class Methods

- Objective-C - Data Encapsulation, Synthesized Accessors and Dot Notation

- Objective-C Inheritance

- Pointers and Indirection in Objective-C

- Objective-C Dynamic Binding and Typing with the id Type

- Objective-C Variable Scope and Storage Class

- An Overview of Objective-C Functions

- Objective-C Enumerators

- An Overview of the Objective-C Foundation Framework

- Working with String Objects in Objective-C

- Understanding Objective-C Number Objects

- Working with Objective-C Array Objects

- Objective-C Dictionary Objects

- Working with Directories in Objective-C

- Working with Files in Objective-C

- Constructing and Manipulating Paths with NSPathUtilities

- Copying Objects in Objective-C

- Using Objective-C Preprocessor Directives

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