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Best Objective C Books

Recommendations from 8 articles, Patrick Collison, Linus Torvalds.
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Programming in Objective-C
Stephen Kochan - Dec 03, 2013 (first published in 1999)
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Objective-C is the standard programming language for application development on the iOS and OS X platforms. A powerful yet simple object-oriented programming language that's based on C, Objective-C is widely available not only on Apple platforms but across many operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and Windows."Programming in Objective-C "provi...
Objective-C Programming
The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition)
Aaron Hillegass - Nov 28, 2013 (first published in 2011)
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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...
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 - May 16, 2013
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Write Truly Great iOS and OS X Code with Objective-C 2.0! Effective Objective-C 2.0 will help you harness all of Objective-C's expressive power to write OS X or iOS code that works superbly well in production environments. Using the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered in Scott Meyers' best-selling Effective C++, Matt Galloway brings together...
C Programming Language
Brian W. Kernighan - Mar 31, 1988 (first published in 1978)
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This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. It is the definitive reference guide, now in a second edition. Although the first edition was written in 1978, it continues to be a worldwide best-seller. This second edition brings the classic original up to date to include the ANSI standard. From the Preface: We have tried to reta...
Pro Objective-C
Keith Lee - Sep 06, 2013
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The Objective-C programming language continues to grow in popularity and usage because of the power and ease-of-use of the language itself, along with the numerous features that continue to be added to the platform. If you have a basic knowledge of the language and want to further your expertise, Pro Objective-C is the book for you.Pro Objective-C ...
Objective-C Pocket Reference
Andrew Duncan - Dec 01, 2002
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Objective-C is an exciting and dynamic approach to C-based object-oriented programming; it's the approach adopted by Apple as the foundation for programming under Mac OS X, a Unix-based operating system gaining wide acceptance among programmers and other technologists. Objective-C is easy to learn and has a simple elegance that is a welcome breath ...
Head First C
A Brain-Friendly Guide
David Griffiths - May 01, 2012
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Ever wished you could learn C from a book? Head First C provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. With a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, this guide not only teaches you the language, it helps you understand how to be a great programmer. You'll learn key areas such as language basi...
iOS Programming
The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Christian Keur - May 05, 2020
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Updated for Xcode 11, Swift 5, and iOS 13, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS training a...
iOS and macOS Performance Tuning
Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, Objective-C, and Swift (Developer's Library)
Marcel Weiher - Feb 23, 2017
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Suddenly, program optimization is crucial again. Yesterday s automatic increases in computer performance have effectively stopped. iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV have dramatically fewer resources: their limited resources must be used as frugally as possible. Now, in Cocoa and Objective-C Performance, Marcel Weiher dr...
Learn C the Hard Way
Practical Exercises on the Computational Subjects You Keep Avoiding (Like C) (Zed Shaw's Hard Way Series)
Zed A. Shaw - Sep 14, 2015
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Need to learn C? Now you can! Forget old-fashioned C programming books that assume you're a computer hardware expert and teach frustrating, old-fashioned coding styles. If you know any language at all, Zed A. Shaw's "Learn C the Hard Way" can help you get started fast with modern C programming. This book/CD package is called "The Hard Way," but it'...