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Objective-C has become the standard programming language for application development on the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. A powerful yet simple object-oriented programming language that’s based on the C programming language, Objective-C is widely available not only on Apple platforms but across many operating systems that support the gcc compiler, including Linux, Unix, and Windows systems.
Programming in Objective-C 2.0 provides the new programmer a complete, step-by-step introduction to the Objective-C language. The book does not assume previous experience with either C or object-oriented programming languages, and it includes many detailed, practical examples of how to put Objective-C to use in your everyday programming needs.
The second edition of this book covers Objective-C 2.0. It shows not only how to take advantage of the Foundation framework’s rich built-in library of classes but also how to use the iOS SDK to develop programs designed specifically for iOS devices like the iPhone.
Part I: The Objective-C 2.0 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
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
II: The Foundation Framework
14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework
15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections
16 Working with Files
17 Memory Management
18 Copying Objects
III: Cocoa and the iPhone SDK
20 Introduction to Cocoa
21 Writing iPhone Applications
B Objective-C 2.0 Language Summary
C Address Book Source Code