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Learn Objective-C on the Mac

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Take your coding skills to the next level with this extensive guide to Objective-C, the native programming language for developing sophisticated software applications for Mac OS X. Objective-C is a powerful, object-oriented extension of C, making this book the perfect follow-up to Dave Mark's bestselling Learn C on the Mac, Mac OS X Edition. Whether you're an experienced C ...more
Paperback, 337 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Apress
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Daniel
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a great book. I read it after finishing Learn C on the Mac (and in fact I think it's designed to be a sequel to that book). It's not quite as funny as Learn C (though it desperately tries to be, so it can be dry to read through at times. Nevertheless it's very well written and easy to understand.
Michael Critz
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
The only reason this is four stars is because they don't introduce some methods before you use them.

They make a point that this is not an introduction to C. (Apress wants you to buy Learn C on the Mac, a 5-star book in it's own right). But there's no good reason they couldn't give better explanations along the way.

Still, there's this moment where things started to click and I thought, "holy s#]7! I'm writing a program in Obkective C."

Buyer's hint: if you know Javascript you can probably buy Le
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iffi
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: geek
The book is a good introduction to Objective-C language, although it contains some bulk like introduction to OOP and some not quite funny jokes. The book explains the basics of Objective C and contains good examples and explanations of some tricks and pitfalls.
Katherine
Oct 19, 2013 rated it liked it
When you open XCode (updated version), you will be absolutely be lost when trying to read and try out examples for the first few chapters. Outdated but still worth reading/ scanning.

There are some chapters which seem to be relevant.
The memory management chapter can be skipped.
Peter
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: work-read
An OK book.

Good usage for language usage tips, and for coding practices.

Dip into as a reference periodically.
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Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Pretty good. Gave me a decent grasp of the language in about a week.
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