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iPhone Applications Tune-Up by Loyal Moses

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Chapter 6. Syntax and Process Performance

It may go without saying that language syntax has the greatest impact on an application's overall performance level. As intended, there are as many ways to accomplish the same computational task as there are stars in our universe; however, each of these methods have their positives and negatives.

Any developer with experience in more than a single language knows that once you understand the core principles of programming, they can be applied to any language.

Without fear of sounding too elementary, let's take a closer look at the purpose of syntax to help understand why it has such a great impact on performance.

In short, syntax is a set of structured rules that define the way we describe operations and the ...

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