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iPhone Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Joe Conway, Aaron Hillegass

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2. Objective-C

iPhone applications are written in the Objective-C language, a simple extension of the C language. This book doesn’t have enough pages to cover the entire C language. Instead, this book will assume you know some C and understand the ideas of object-oriented programming. If C or object-oriented programming makes you feel uneasy, Kochan’s Programming in Objective-C is a worthwhile read.

In this chapter, you will learn the basics of Objective-C and create RandomPossessions, a command-line tool that you will reuse in an iPhone application later in the book. (So even if you’re familiar with Objective-C, you’ll still want to go through this chapter in order to create RandomPossessions.)

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