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Sams teach yourself Objective-C in 24 hours
Jesse Feiler
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Full-color figures and code appear as they do in Xcode 5.

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 even the newest Macs and iOS devices! Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll get comfortable with Objective-C's unique capabilities and Apple's Xcode 5 development environmentmake the most of Objective-C objects and messagingwork effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, Foundation Classes, threading, Gitand 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.
Notes present information related to the discussion.
Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Use Xcode 5 to write modern Objective-C software more quickly and efficiently
Master Objective-C's object-oriented features and techniques
Manage projects more efficiently with the Git source code repository
Write more dynamic code with Objective-C's powerful messaging architecture
Declare classes, instance variables, properties, methods, and actions
Work with mutable and immutable data types
Organize data with collections, including arrays, dictionaries, and sets
Painlessly manage memory with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions
Get started with Apple's powerful classes and frameworks
Create and work with code blocks
Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch

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Jesse Feiler is a developer and author. He has been an Apple developer since before it became fashionable, 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, FileMaker Pro in Depth (Sams/Pearson), Database-Driven Web Sites (Harcourt), Learning iCloud Data Management (Addison Wesley/Pearson), and iOS App Development for Dummies (Wiley).

He has written about Objective-C and the Apple frameworks beginning with Rhapsody Developer's Guide (AP Professional) and Mac OS X Developer's Guide (Morgan Kaufmann). He is the author of MinutesMachine, the meeting management software for iPad, as well as Saranac River Trail app for iPhone and 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

Second edition
Keyword Index
Objective-C (Computer program language)
Country of Publication
Number of Pages
xviii, 343

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