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Best Objective C Books

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Best Objective C Books
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Programming in Objective-C
Stephen Kochan - 2003-12-08 (first published in 1999)
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Learn how to program in the widely available and powerful object-oriented programming language Objective-C, the standard for iOS and OS X development, with "Programming in Objective-C." This book provides a complete introduction to the language, with step-by-step instruction and practical examples, and requires no prior experience with C or object-oriented programming. The latest edition covers changes with iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and Xcode 5, and even provides an introduction to iOS programming. A must-have for new programmers learning Objective-C.
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Objective-C Programming
The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition)
Aaron Hillegass - 2011-10-18
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Learn how to write applications for iOS and Mac with this introduction to programming and the Objective-C language. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's renowned Objective-C Bootcamp, this book covers C, Objective-C, and common programming idioms used to maximize the potential of Apple technologies. Written by Aaron Hillegass, one of the most experienced and respected voices in the iOS and Cocoa community, this guide is the only introductory-level book you'll need. You'll learn with short, motivational chapters and an engaging style, while also mastering critical thinking skills essential to programming success. Compatible with Xcode 4.2, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
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C Programming Language
Brian W. Kernighan - 1988-03-22 (first published in 1978)
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Learn C programming with this best-selling, second edition reference guide. Written in 1978, the book remains a must-read for aspiring developers, with an updated ANSI standard included. The book is concise, with a focus on critical features like pointers. The examples are easy to follow and have been tested directly from the text, making it a great resource for beginners and experienced developers alike.
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Effective Objective-C 2.0
52 Specific Ways to Improve Your IOS and OS X Programs (Effective Software Development) (Effective Software Development Series)
Matt Galloway Galloway - 2013-05-26
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Learn how to write truly great code for iOS and OS X with Effective Objective-C 2.0. This book brings together 52 best practices, tips, shortcuts, and realistic code examples that are available nowhere else. Discover little-known quirks, pitfalls, and intricacies that powerfully impact code behavior and performance through real-world examples. You'll learn how to optimize interactions, master interface and API design, avoid memory leaks, write modular code with Blocks and Grand Central Dispatch, and more. Improve your coding skills and efficiency today!
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Head First C
A Brain-Friendly Guide
David Griffiths - 2012-04-19 (first published in 2011)
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Learn C and structured imperative programming with Head First C - a unique guide that goes beyond the syntax and how-to manuals. This book teaches you not only the language but also how to be a great programmer. Discover key areas such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, and dynamic memory management. Advanced topics include multi-threading and network programming. Head First C also features labs to test your new skills and build confidence. Ideal as an accessible textbook for students, this book uses the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to provide a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works.
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iOS Programming
The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Christian Keur - 2016-12-31
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A comprehensive guide to iOS programming that covers essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. Updated for Xcode 11, Swift 5, and iOS 13, this bestselling book by Big Nerd Ranch offers relevant instruction and useful insights into the iOS platform. Upon finishing the book, you will have developed the know-how and confidence to tackle your own iOS projects. New features include coverage of the Codable APIs and chapters on Container View Controllers and Custom UIControl Subclasses.
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Pro Objective-C
Keith Lee - 2013-09-06
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Pro Objective-C is a comprehensive guide that explains the key concepts of Objective-C in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, making it the perfect book for those looking to further their expertise in this programming language. With practical examples, code excerpts, and complete applications, you can apply what you’re learning right away to develop high-quality, professional apps on the OS X and iOS platforms. Learn about its basic features, dynamic programming, runtime system, Foundation Framework, and advanced features, all of which make Objective-C more powerful and expressive. Get started today with Pro Objective-C.
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Objective-C Pocket Reference
Andrew Duncan - 2003-01-14 (first published in 2002)
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This pocket reference book provides a quick and concise introduction to Objective-C, an exciting and dynamic approach to C-based object-oriented programming. Objective-C is easy to learn and has a simple elegance that is a welcome breath of fresh air after the abstruse and confusing C++. This book covers the essentials of Objective-C syntax, as well as memory management, the Objective-C runtime, dynamic loading, distributed objects, and exception handling. With its succinct and well-organized format, it's the perfect resource for programmers who need to get to a solution quickly.
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Expert C Programming
Deep C Secrets
Peter van der Linden - 1994-06-14
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This book is a masterclass in ANSI C programming, providing insights and techniques from highly experienced experts to help programmers reach new heights and avoid common software pitfalls. With a humorous style and easy-to-understand language, the book offers tips, hints, shortcuts, guidelines, and stories from those working in the programming trenches. Key topics include declarations, arrays/pointers, C++, and more. Perfect for software engineers and computer programmers who write, develop, test, and debug software on IBM PCs or Unix systems.
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The Complete Reference, 4th Ed.
Herbert Schildt - 2000-05-17 (first published in 1987)
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This comprehensive one-stop resource is perfect for both beginning and experienced C programmers. Authored by best-selling programming author Herbert Schildt, C: The Complete Reference, Fourth Edition covers all the newest C features, including restricted pointers, inline functions, variable-length arrays, and complex math. You'll find in-depth coverage of the C language and function libraries, with hundreds of examples and sample applications. Don't miss out on this valuable guide to the New ANSI/ISO Standard for C.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to C by Greg Perry
iOS and macOS Performance Tuning by Marcel Weiher
Learn C the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw