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  • Ideal for students new to object-oriented programming, Objective-C, and any other C languages—Includes introductory material that assumes no knowledge of programming.
    • Will help students master Objective-C regardless of the programming skills they already have.

  • Broad coverage of Objective-C techniques—Starts with a clear introduction to object-oriented programming and classes; then covers data types, expressions, instance variables, parameters, loops, subclasses, superclasses, inheritance, dynamic binding, strings, arrays, preprocessing, and much more.
    • Prepares students for whatever challenges they are likely to encounter while programming with Objective-C, while providing a firm foundation in the key concepts and techniques theyll constantly rely upon.

  • By Steven Kochan, author of several renowned programming classics, including Unix Shell Programming—Authored by an expert who has helped thousands of students and professionals master programming.
    • Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, clear, and useful—and reflects the challenges they will actually face.

  • Glossary, language summary, and more—Includes comprehensive Objective-C reference features.
    • Gives students resources they can use as working Objective-C programmers.

  • Small program examples and well-crafted exercises—Provides step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds to more complex, professional-quality techniques.
    • Helps students build their expertise incrementally as they gradually gain increasing confidence in their skills.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32586-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32586-1

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321566157 ISBN-13: 9780321566157

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming. The book makes no assumption about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (upon which Objective-C is based). And because of this, both novice 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 procedural language (C). This approach, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes it ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study. Growth is expected in this language. At the January 2003 MacWorld, it was announced that there are 5 million Mac OS X users and each of their boxes ships with Objective-C built in.

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Classes, Objects, and Methods

Classes, Objects, and Methods in Objective-C

Table of Contents


 1. Object-Oriented Programming.

 2. Classes.

 3. Writing a Program in Objective-C.

 4. Data Types and Expressions.

 5. Instance Variable.

 6. Parameters.

 7. Looping.

 8. Decision Making.

 9. Subclasses, Superclasses, and Inheritance.

10. Dynamic Binding.

11. Character Strings, Arrays, Dictionaries, Sets.

12. Working with the File System.

13. More on Instance Variables.

14. The Preprocessor.

15. Miscellaneous and Advanced Features.

16. Underlying C Features.

17. Intro to Cocoa Programming.

Appendix A. Glossary.

Appendix B. Objective-C Language Summary.

Appendix C. GCC.



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