Chapter 1

Before We Get Started

This introductory chapter will ensure that you have all of the required tools and accessories to proceed fully and confidently through this book. Some of you may already have Xcode, an up-to-date iOS simulator, and Interface Builder installed on your Mac and you may believe that because you are solid on these points, you are ready to jump right in. If so, you may want to jump ahead to Chapter 2 and start immediately on your first program.

It will behoove you, though, to understand why I teach certain things and skip over others. For those of you who have never programmed in Objective-C, it is quite a challenge—even for my engineering students who know Java, C, and C#. Nevertheless, with the appropriate preparation ...

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