Hour 1. Overview of Objective-C

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

Exploring Objective-C

Gaining access to Apple’s developer program and its tools

Exploring Xcode and its workspace window

Introducing Objective-C

Objective-C was developed in the early 1980s by Brad Cox and Tom Love. It was licensed by Steve Jobs’s company, NeXT in 1988, where it was used to develop the first two key frameworks of the NeXTSTEP operating system—Application and Foundation Kits. When Apple purchased NeXT in 1996, the projects moved to Cupertino, CA. At Apple, NeXTSTEP became Rhapsody and then morphed into Mac OS X; since then, another transformation led it to become the iPhone OS and then iOS (it was becoming too difficult to explain to people why the iPad ran ...

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