Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours by Jesse Feiler

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language, and start using it to write powerful native applications for both Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities… make the most of its powerful implementation of objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, threading, and a whole lot more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!


Step-by-Step Instructions carefully walk you through the most common Objective-C development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.


Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

Use Xcode to write Objective-C software more quickly and efficiently Master Objective-C’s object-oriented features and techniques Efficiently organize program files and projects Make the most of Objective-C’s powerful messaging capabilities Declare classes, instance variables, properties, methods, and actions Leverage building block patterns to write more powerful code Work with mutable and immutable data types Organize data with collections, including dictionaries and sets Manage memory the modern way, with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions Apply recent language enhancements such as Associative References and Fast Enumeration Create and work with portable, anonymous code blocks Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch



About Jesse Feiler

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Jesse Feiler is a developer, web designer, trainer, and author. He has been an Apple developer since 1985, and has worked with mobile devices starting with Apple's Newton and continuing with the iOS products (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad). His books include Sams Teach Yourself Core Data in 24 Hours, Data-Driven iOS Apps for iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Pro, Bento by FileMaker, and FileMaker Go (Sams/Pearson), Using FileMaker Bento (Sams/Pearson), FileMaker Pro in Depth (Sams/Pearson), Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours (Sams/Pearson), Get Rich with Apps!Your Guide to Reaching More Customers and Making Money NOW (McGraw-Hill), Database-Driven Web Sites (Harcourt), How to Do Everything with Web 2.0 Mashups (McGraw-Hill), iWork '09 for Dummies (Wiley), and The Bento Book (Sams/Pearson). He has written about Objective-C and the Apple frameworks in Rhapsody Developer's Guide (AP Professional, 1997) and Mac OS X Developer's Guide (Morgan Kaufmann, 2001). He is the author of MinutesMachine, the meeting management software for iPad. There are more details at A native of Washington DC, he has lived in New York City and currently lives in Plattsburgh, NY. He can be reached at
Published March 30, 2012 by Sams Publishing. 416 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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