Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers, this popular guide has been updated for Mac OS X. Don’t know anything about programming? No problem! Acclaimed author Dave Mark starts out with the basics and takes you through a complete course in programming C using Apple’s free Xcode tools. This book is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes Mac OS X examples! Provides best practices for programming newbies Written by the expert on C–programming for the Mac Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X-flavored approach Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with Xcode 4 What you’ll learn Master C programming, the gateway to programming your Mac or iPhone Write applications for the Mac OS X interface, the cleanest user interface around Understand variables and how to design your own data structures Work with the file system Connect to data sources and the Internet Who this book is for For anyone wanting to learn to program in Mac OS X, including developers new to the Mac, developers new to C, or students entirely new to programming. For anyone who wants to learn how to program their iPhone, this is also the core language primer.
Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers, Dave Mark's Learn C on the Mac has been updated for you to include Mac OS X Mountain Lion and the latest iOS considerations. Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes contemporary OS X and iOS examples! This book also does the following: • Provides best practices for programming newbies • Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X and iOS -flavored approach • Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with latest Xcode After reading this book, you'll be ready to program and build apps using the C language and Objective-C will become much easier for you to learn when you're ready to pick that up.
Take your coding skills to the next level with this extensive guide to Objective–C, the native programming language for developing sophisticated software applications for Mac OS X. Objective–C is a powerful, object–oriented extension of C, making this book the perfect follow–up to Dave Mark's bestselling Learn C on the Mac, Mac OS X Edition. Whether you're an experienced C programmer or you're coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster show you how to harness the powers of Objective–C in your applications! A complete course on the basics of Objective–C using Apple's free Xcode tools An introduction to object–oriented programming Comprehensive coverage of inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source files A brief tour of Cocoa's foundation framework and AppKit A helpful “learning curve” guide for non–C developers
C is a general-purpose programming language that is extremely popular, simple and flexible. It is machine-independent, structured programming language which is used extensively in various applications. This ebook course teaches you basic to advance level concept of C Programming to make you pro in C language. Here is what is covered in the book – Table Of Content Chapter 1: What is C Programming Language? Basics, Introduction and History What is C programming? History of C language Where is C used? Key Applications Why learn 'C'? How 'C' Works? Chapter 2: How to Download & Install GCC Compiler for C in Windows, Linux, Mac Install C on Windows Install C in Linux Install C on MAC Chapter 3: C Hello World! Example: Your First Program Chapter 4: How to write Comments in C Programming What Is Comment In C Language? Example Single Line Comment Example Multi Line Comment Why do you need comments? Chapter 5: C Tokens, Keywords, Identifiers, Constants, Variables, Data Types What is a Character set? Token Keywords and Identifiers What is a Variable? Data types Integer data type Floating point data type Constants Chapter 6: C Conditional Statement: IF, IF Else and Nested IF Else with Example What is a Conditional Statement? If statement Relational Operators The If-Else statement Conditional Expressions Nested If-else Statements Nested Else-if statements Chapter 7: C Loops: For, While, Do While, Break, Continue with Example What are Loops? Types of Loops While Loop Do-While loop For loop Break Statement Continue Statement Which loop to Select? Chapter 8: Switch Case Statement in C Programming with Example What is a Switch Statement? Syntax Flow Chart Diagram of Switch Case Example Nested Switch Why do we need a Switch case? Rules for switch statement: Chapter 9: C Strings: Declare, Initialize, Read, Print with Example What is a String? Declare and initialize a String String Input: Read a String String Output: Print/Display a String The string library Converting a String to a Number Chapter 10: Storage Classes in C: auto, extern, static, register with Example What is a Storage Class? Auto storage class Extern storage class Static storage class Register storage class Chapter 11: C Files I/O: Create, Open, Read, Write and Close a File How to Create a File How to Close a file Writing to a File Reading data from a File Interactive File Read and Write with getc and putc Chapter 12: Functions in C Programming with Examples: Recursive, Inline What is a Function? Library Vs. User-defined Functions Function Declaration Function Definition Function call Function Arguments Variable Scope Static Variables Recursive Functions Inline Functions Chapter 13: Pointers in C Programming with Examples What is a Pointer? How does Pointer Work? Types of a pointer Direct and Indirect Access Pointers Pointers Arithmetic Pointers and Arrays Pointers and Strings Advantages of Pointers Disadvantages of Pointers Chapter 14: Functions Pointers in C Programming with Examples Chapter 15: C Bitwise Operators: AND, OR, XOR, Shift & Complement (with Example) What are Bitwise Operators? Bitwise AND Bitwise OR Bitwise Exclusive OR Bitwise shift operators Bitwise complement operator Chapter 16: C Dynamic Memory Allocation using malloc(), calloc(), realloc(), free() How Memory Management in C works? Dynamic memory allocation The malloc Function The free Function The calloc Function calloc vs. malloc: Key Differences The realloc Function Dynamic Arrays Chapter 17: TypeCasting in C: Implicit, Explicit with Example What is Typecasting in C? Implicit type casting Explicit type casting
Learn iOS App Development is both a rapid tutorial and a useful reference. You'll quickly get up to speed with Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS 7 SDK. It's an all-in-one getting started guide to building your first iPhone or iPad app. You'll learn best practices that ensure your code will be efficient and perform well, earning positive reviews on the iTunes App Store, and driving better search results and more revenue. The iOS 7 SDK offers powerful new features, and this book is the fastest path to mastering them—and the rest of the iOS SDK —for programmers with some experience who are new to iPhone and iPad app development. Many books introduce the iOS SDK, but few explain how to develop apps optimally and soundly. This book teaches both core Objective-C language concepts and how to exploit design patterns and logic with the iOS SDK, based on Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch framework. Why spend months or years discovering the best ways to design and code iPhone and iPad apps when this book will show you how to do things the right way from the start? Get an accelerated treatment of the core fundamentals of Objective-C. Develop your first app using Xcode's advanced interface design tools. Build your first iPhone app using the code that you're given as you walk through this book. Finally, debug and distribute your first app on Apple's iTunes App Store. Learn how to create apps for any model of iPhone, the iPod Touch, the iPad, or build universal apps that run on all of them. After reading this book, you'll be creating professional quality apps, ready to upload to the app store, making you the prestige and the money you seek!
The Cocoa Touch frameworks and APIs are powerful tools for creating native iOS apps, and they're free with Xcode, Apple's development environment. If you've already gotten your feet wet with Objective-C, and you're ready to learn more about iOS development, then Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS is the book for you. You'll learn on the job - building cool apps as you read through the book that will teach you what you need to know to use Cocoa Touch and prepare you for creating your own apps. Learn Cocoa Touch for iOS shows you how to use frameworks like MapKit, Twitter, and MediaPlayer. You'll also learn about hardware APIs so you can get the most out of your accelerometer, camera, and more. You'll even learn about more advanced features like Grand Central Dispatch. A home inventory management system A live-updating Twitter client A photo browser with an animated slideshow If you're ready for the next step toward becoming a Cocoa Touch master, this is the book for you.
If you are looking to extend your iOS programming skills beyond the basics then More iPhone Development with Objective-C is for you. Authors Dave Mark, Jayant Varma, Jeff LaMarche, Alex Horovitz, and Kevin Kim explain concepts as only they can—with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. More iPhone Development with Objective-C is an independent companion to Beginning iPhone Development with Objective-C. That is, it is a perfect second book, but it is also a great book for those looking to improve their skills who have already programmed for iOS. In particular it includes a series of chapters devoted to Core Data, the standard for Apple persistence. The authors carefully step through each Core Data concept and show techniques and tips specifically for writing larger apps—offering a breadth of coverage you won’t find anywhere else. More iPhone Development with Objective-C covers a variety of other topics, including Multipeer Connectivity’s relatively simple Bluetooth/WiFi peer-to-peer model, MapKit, and media library access and playback so that your applications can utilize media on your users’ computer. You’ll also find coverage of Interface Builder, Live Previews and Custom Controls and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications. The book is filled with useful topics that will bring your programs up-to-date with the new functionality built into iOS.
The Cocoa frameworks are some of the most powerful frameworks for creating native desktop applications available on any platform today, and Apple gives them away, along with the Xcode development environment, for free! However, for a first-time Mac developer, just firing up Xcode and starting to browse the documentation can be a daunting task. The Objective-C class reference documentation alone would fill thousands of printed pages, not to mention all the other tutorials and guides included with Xcode. Where do you start? Which classes are you going to need to use? How do you use Xcode and the rest of the tools? This book answers these questions and more, helping you find your way through the jungle of classes, tools, and new concepts so that you can get started on the next great Mac OS X application today. Jack Nutting is your guide through this forest; he's lived here for years, and he'll show you which boulder to push, which vine to chop, and which stream to float across in order to make it through. You will learn not only how to use the components of this rich framework, but also which of them fit together, and why. Jack Nutting's approach, combining pragmatic problem-solving with a deep respect for the underlying design philosophies contained within Cocoa, stems from years of experience using these frameworks. He'll show you which parts of your application require you to jump in and code a solution, and which parts are best served by letting Cocoa take you where it wants you to go. The path over what looks like a mountain of components and APIs has never been more thoroughly prepared for your travels. With Jack's guidance, the steep learning curve becomes a pleasurable adventure. There is still much work for the uninitiated, but by the time you're done, you will be well on your way to becoming a Cocoa master.
Interested in iPhone and iPad apps development? Want to learn more? Whether you are a relative newcomer to iPhone and iPad or iOS development or an old hand looking to expand your horizons, we have the perfect Swift-flavored book for you. The update to the bestselling More iPhone Development by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche, More iPhone Development with Swift digs deeper into the new Apple Swift programming language and iOS 8 SDK, explaining complex concepts and techniques in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style you’ve come to expect. More iPhone Development with Swift covers topics like Swift, Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using Multipeer Connectivity, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, Camera Live-Previews integration, Barcode scanning, Face recognition and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. You’ll journey through coverage of concurrent programming and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications.
The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone 4 Development is back again for Beginning iOS 5 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. There's coverage of brand new technologies, with chapters on storyboards and iCloud, for example, as well as significant updates to existing chapters to bring them in line with all the changes that came with the iOS 5 SDK. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the latest iPod touch. Every single sample program in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using Xcode 4.2 and the latest iOS 5-specific project templates and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iOS 5 Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 5 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application. From there, you'll learn how to integrate all the interface elements Apple touch users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you'll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there's much more! You'll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You'll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. The iOS 5 update to the bestselling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style
Beginning iPhone 4 Development is here! The authors of the bestselling Beginning iPhone 3 Development are back, with the same excellent material completely updated for iOS 4 and written from the ground up using the latest version of Apple's Xcode 3. All source code has been updated to use the latest Xcode templates and current APIs, and all-new screenshots show Xcode 3 in action. Beginning iPhone 4 Development is a complete course in iOS 4 apps development. You’ll master techniques that work on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We start with the basics, showing you how to download and install the tools you'll need, and how to create your first simple application. Next you’ll learn to integrate all the interface elements iOS users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You’ll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you’ll learn techniques to save and retrieve your data using SQLite, iPhone’s built-in database management system and Core Data, the standard for persistence that Apple brought to iOS with the release of SDK 3. And there’s much more! You’ll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You’ll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. You'll also learn how to use the new concurrency APIs included in iOS 4, and make robust multithreaded applications using Grand Central Dispatch. The iPhone 4 update to the best-selling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style Full of useful tips and techniques to help you become an iOS pro NOTE: For iPhone 4S or iOS 5 apps development, please instead check out the next edition of this book, Beginning iOS 5 Development - now available.
Everyone is developing iPhone applications, and it's clear why. The iPhone is the coolest mobile device available, and the App Store makes it simple to get an application out into the unstoppable iPhone app market. With hundreds of thousands of app developers entering the game, it's crucial to learn from those who have actually succeeded. This book shows you how some of the most innovative and creative iPhone application developers have developed cool, best-selling apps. Not only does every successful application have a story, but behind every great app is excellent code. In this book, you'll see the code and learn how to use it to make your own cool applications. You'll learn everything from importing 3D art assets into your iPhone game to using Cocos2d for iPhone and iPad. This book shares the secrets of the coolest iPhone apps being built today by the best iPhone developers—invaluable knowledge for anyone who wants to create the app that everyone is talking about.