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All the C You Need to Know

Delving into the C Parts of Objective-C

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This short book helps Objective-C developers understand C, the base language underneath Objective-C.

After finishing this book you will have a much deeper understanding of the C language and how many of its features are used to give Objective-C flexibility.

If you've ever wondered why the NSError ** parameter at the end of many Foundation APIs has two asterisks instead of one this is the book for you.

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Customer Reviews

Another Stellar Title from a Great Author!

So many of the books on the C programming language lack proper context with today's computing landscape. "All the C You Need to Know" delivers a much needed fresh perspective on the subject that will appeal to beginning and advanced developers.

Well written "C for ObjC Programmers"

However, experienced people that have seen C before, note that the sample is the most complex this book has to offer. Recommended for entry level readers, everybody else can stop after the sample and doesn't need to buy.

Best Intro to C Book I've Read!

There aren't too many languages that are intimating to me, but C is definitely one of them. Over the past decade I have tried various times, either through online tutorials, reference books or classes during college to have, _at least_, a firm understanding of the language. Alas, I have yet to find a resource that balanced an introduction to the fundamentals without being too elementary, but also didn't make the assumption that I was a graduate from Stanford University with a degree in CS. I had given up. Since I have been developing with Objective-C for the past 3.5 years I felt it was more important than ever to add C to my skill-set. Unfortunately, I found myself in the same predicament…until I came across Bill's book "All the C You Need to Know". Coming from iOS/Mac development his reference to the tools and platforms that I have been so used to working with over the past few years helped me grasp the language fundamentals. This book isn't written for the season C developer and that is GOOD thing. As I continue to learn more C, this book has gotten me to a level of where feel confident that I can tackle the more intricate aspects of the language without being lost. If you have a solid development/engineering background (especially in Objective-C) and are looking for a great book on C then this is for you.

All the C You Need to Know
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Computers
  • Published: Jan 17, 2013
  • Publisher: Gala Factory Software LLC
  • Seller: William Dudney
  • Print Length: 52 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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