Chapter     1

Getting Started

For those of you new to Objective-C, welcome on board! In this chapter, you’ll receive an introduction to the language and then dive right in by writing some code. You’ll start with an overview of the Apple Objective-C development environment and discuss some of the reasons why Objective-C is such a popular language for application development. Next, you begin using Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment (IDE), and see how it makes Objective-C programming both enjoyable and efficient.


Objective-C is the primary programming language for developing applications on Apple’s OS X and iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad) platforms. In recent years, these platforms have become some of the most popular application ...

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