About the Book :
Learn to write apps for some of today's hottest technologies, including the iPhone and iPad (using iOS), as well as the Mac (using OS X). It starts with Objective-C, the base language on which the native iOS software development kit (SDK) and the OS X are based. Learn Objective-C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition updates a best selling book and is an extensive, newly updated guide to Objective-C.Objective-C is a powerful, object-oriented extension of C, making this update the perfect follow-up to Dave Marks bestselling Learn C on the Mac. Whether youre an experienced C programmer or youre coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Scott Knaster and Waqar Malik show how to harness the power of Objective-C in your apps!A complete course on the basics of Objective-C using Apples newest Xcode toolsAn introduction to object-oriented programmingComprehensive coverage of new topics like blocks, GCD, ARC, class extensions, as well as inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source filesAn introduction to building user interfaces using what is called the UIKitA primer for non-C programmers to get off the ground even fasterWhat youll learnLearn Objective-C programming, the gateway to programming your iPhone, iPad or MacWrite apps for the iOS and/or OS X interfaces, the cleanest user-interfaces aroundUnderstand variables and how to design your own data structuresWork with the new Objective-C features now available in this update like blocks, automated reference counting (ARC) and class extensionsWork with new tools available like Clang static analyzer and Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)Undertand UIKit and how to build simple user interfaces easily and effectivelyExplore using the latest XcodeWho this book is forFor anyone wanting to learn to program native apps in iOS and/or OS X, including developers new to the iOS-based iPhone and iPad as well as OS X-based Mac computers. This book is for developers new to Objective-C, but who have some programming experience.
1. Hello 2. Extensions to C3. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming4. Inheritance5. Composition6. Source File Organization and Using Xcode 47. More About Xcode8. A Quick Tour of the Foundation Kit9. Memory Management and ARC10. Object Initialization11. Properties12. Categories13. Protocols14. Blocks and Concurrency15. Introduction to UIKit16. Introduction to the Application Kit17. File Loading and Saving18. Key-Value Coding19. Using the Static Analyzer20. NSPredicateAppendix: Coming from Other Languages