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Voices That Matter: iOS Developers Conference Session: Automatic Reference Counting

Voices That Matter: iOS Developers Conference Session: Automatic Reference Counting

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-298231-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-298231-3

Automatic Reference Counting is Apple's latest addition to Objective-C and promises to greatly reduce programmer workload and the potential for error by automating memory management. ARC represents a middle ground between manual memory management and fully automatic garbage collection, and aims to help out programmers at minimal cost to battery life and performance. This session will discuss how ARC fits into the big picture of memory management and garbage collection, and will present lots of practical information on how to best take advantage of ARC when writing apps.

Attendees at the conference said:

  • Mike Ash really knows his stuff.  He is able to get into very specific detail and answer very difficult questions.  Many other presenters referenced his writing.
  • Loved hardcore explanation of memory & garbage collection. AMAZING!
  • Awesome depth & useful breadth.


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