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Objective-C Programming

The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Want to write applications for iOS or the Mac? This introduction to programming and the Objective-C language is the first step on your journey from someone who uses apps to someone who writes them.

Based on Big Nerd Ranch's legendary Objective-C Bootcamp, this book covers C, Objective-C, and the common programming idioms that enable developers to make the most of Apple technologies.

This is the only introductory-level book written by Aaron Hillegass, one of the most experienced and authoritative voices in the iOS and Cocoa community.

Compatible with Xcode 4.2, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), this guide features short chapters and engaging style to keep you motivated and moving forward. At the same time, Aaron’s determination that you understand what you’re doing—or at least why you’re doing it—encourages you to think critically as a programmer.

Customer Reviews

Probably the best Objective-C book you can get

Finally a book that is interesting to read, and stays interesting to read even if you get deeper into the subject. The challenges at the end of each chapter are very helpful to make you not just understand what you're reading, but they make sure you can also apply your new knowledge. The chapters are not too long, so there's always the next chapter to look forward to. Also, I find the forum that comes with the Big Nerd Ranch books very helpful. You can ask questions and discuss the subject matter with others who are working through the same book. Aaron and other people from the Big Nerd Ranch are very active and helpful on the forum. To my humble opinion: if you're not able to learn Objective-C with this book, then Objective-C might just not be "your thing".

Right balance

This is a great book to learn Objective C. The book teaches with the right balance of guidance and meaty content to challenge you. The authors teaching experience shines throughout the book. It is an enjoyable book!

Seminal Work for a Budding Obj-C Dev

I'll keep it very simple: if you're looking to become quickly competent to work with Onjective-C, this book is your pathway to success.

Mind you, I didn't say expert, but developing core competency is what this book is all about.

Liked it so much, I bought their iOS book to boot.

Objective-C Programming
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  • $22.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Computers
  • Published: Nov 22, 2011
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Seller: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Print Length: 282 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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