Pro Objective-C

The Objective-C programming language continues to grow in popularity and usage because of the power and ease-of-use of the language itself, along with the numerous features that continue to be added to the platform.  If you have a basic knowledge of the language and want to further your expertise, Pro Objective-C is the book for you.

Pro Objective-C provides an in-depth, comprehensive guide to the language, its runtime, and key API’s. It explains the key concepts of Objective-C in a clear, easy to understand manner, and also provides detailed coverage of its more complex features. In addition, the book includes numerous practical examples–code excerpts and complete applications–that demonstrate how to apply in code what you’re learning.

The book begins with an exploration of Objective-C’s basic features and key language elements. After reviewing the basics, it proceeds with an in-depth examination of the Objective-C dynamic programming features and runtime system. Next the book covers the Foundation Framework, the base layer of APIs that can be used for any Objective-C program. Finally, new and advanced features of Objective-C are introduced and shown how they make the Objective-C language even more powerful and expressive.

Each topic is covered thoroughly and is packed with the details you need to develop Objective-C code effectively. The most important features are given in-depth treatment, and each chapter contains numerous examples that demonstrate both the power and the subtlety of Objective-C.

Start reading Pro Objective-C and begin developing high-quality, professional apps on the OS X and iOS platforms using the Objective-C programming language!

What you’ll learn

  • Objective-C fundamentals and key language elements
  • Objective-C runtime system
  • Foundation Framework APIs
  • Objective-C advanced language features
  • Xcode Essentials
  • Debugging with LLDB

Who this book is for
This book is geared towards intermediate to advanced developers who already have some Objective-C experience and want pro-level coverage of the language, including advanced Objective-C features, recent additions to the language, and practical usage of its core frameworks and APIs. It’s also great for those developers not familiar with Objective-C that have done some C programming and also understand object-oriented programming concepts.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. Using Classes
Chapter 3. Objects and Messaging
Chapter 4. Memory Management
Chapter 5. The Preprocessor
Chapter 6. Expert Section Using ARC
Chapter 7. Runtime System
Chapter 8. Runtime Architecture
Chapter 9. Expert Section: Using the Runtime APIs
Chapter 10. Foundation Framework General Purpose Classes
Chapter 11. Foundation Framework System Services
Chapter 12. Foundation Framework Specialized Services
Chapter 13. Foundation Functions and Data Types
Chapter 14. Expert Section: Error Handling
Chapter 15. Blocks
Chapter 16. Objective-C Literals
Chapter 17. Concurrent Programming
Chapter 18. Key-Value Programming

Appendix A. Language Elements
Appendix B. Xcode Xposed!
Appendix C. Using LLDB

Book Details

  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143025050X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430250500
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