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