Once you understand Objective-C and object-oriented programming, you can create apps for the hottest devices on the market—Macs, iPhones, and iPads. And with this detailed guide, top Mac developer and author Jiva DeVoe will have you coding in no time, even if you're a programming newbie. Coverage ranges from a thorough introduction to Objective-C basics to advanced techniques used by professional coders. You'll learn Objective-C memory management, how frameworks fit together, the tricky business of thread safety, where Xcode fits in, and much more.
Understand Objective-C syntax, runtimes, and Xcode®—and write your first program
Create classes, work with properties, and learn about objects
Use code blocks, threads, KVO, and protocols
Define and write macros, handle errors, and use frameworks in your projects
Untangle threads, start using design patterns, and master advanced techniques
Read and write data with NSCoder
Write code for Windows®, Linux®, and other platforms
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