Chapter 3. Using Collections and Cocoa Data Types

Once I got past the basic Hello World beginner applications, I quickly began to realize the shortcomings of variables, especially with the Mad Libs style applications that I was starting to write. These applications requested that the user enter in numerous strings, and I was creating a separate variable for each input field that the user entered. Having all of these separate variables quickly became very cumbersome. I remember talking to a friend about this and he asked me why I was not using arrays. At that time, I was not familiar with arrays, so I asked him to show me what they were. Even though he had a TI-99/4A and I had a Commodore Vic-20, the concept of arrays was the same. Even today, ...

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