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In this course, Simon Allardice provides a nuts-and-bolts overview of Objective-C, the popular language for developing Mac, iPhone, and iPad applications, and discusses how to build a basic application using Objective-C and Xcode 4. The course shows how to download and install the development tools, covers every major feature of the language, and walks through the writing, compiling, and debugging stages of development. Programmers will also learn about memory management, a vital aspect of programming in Objective-C and the Foundation framework.
This course was updated on 08/01/2012.
Hi, this is Simon Allardice and welcome to Objective-C Essential Training. Sure! There are dozens of languages you can choose from, but if you want to build applications that run on the Mac, you want to build applications that run on the iPhone or the iPad, there is one clear winner: Objective-C. It is the language of choice for building apps that run on Apple hardware. We will begin with the basics. Getting the tools that you need, the structure of an Objective-C program, how to get your first code up and running. We will explore what's available in the Foundation framework, a collection of prewritten code that's there in every Objective-C project you write.
You will see how to design and create your own classes and there is a big section on memory management, a huge part of programming in Objective-C world. And at the same time, we will explore Xcode 4, the application you're going to use to write, test and debug your Objective-C programs. We will wrap up with some more advanced topics like dynamic typing. So, let's see how Objective-C works and the best way to work with it. Welcome to Objective-C Essential Training.
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