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    By: Stephen G. Kochan

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    Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition
    Updated for OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and Xcode 4.5

    Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and OS X platforms.

    The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners and experienced programmers alike can use this book to quickly and effectively learn the fundamentals of Objective-C. Readers can also learn the concepts of object-oriented programming without having to first learn all of the intricacies of the underlying C programming language.

    This unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study.

    This edition has been fully updated to incorporate new features in Objective-C programming introduced with Xcode 4.4 (OS X Mountain Lion) and Xcode 4.5 (iOS 6.)

    “The best book on any programming language that I’ve ever read. If you want to learn Objective-C, buy it.”–Calvin Wolcott

    “An excellent resource for a new programmer who wants to learn Objective-C as their first programming language–a woefully underserved market.”–Pat Hughes

    Contents at a Glance

    1 Introduction

    Part I The Objective-C Language
    2 Programming in Objective-C
    3 Classes, Objects, and Methods
    4 Data Types and Expressions
    5 Program Looping
    6 Making Decisions
    7 More on Classes
    8 Inheritance
    9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding
    10 More on Variables and Data Types
    11 Categories and Protocols
    12 The Preprocessor
    13 Underlying C Language Features

    Part II The Foundation Framework
    14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework
    15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections
    16 Working with Files
    17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
    18 Copying Objects
    19 Archiving

    Part III Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK
    20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
    21 Writing iOS Applications

    A Glossary
    B Address Book Program Source Code

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