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Windows Phone 7 for iPhone Developers by Kevin Hoffman

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2. C# and Objective-C: Second Cousins Twice Removed

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This chapter provides you with a comparison of the two programming languages involved in iPhone and Windows Phone 7 Development: Objective-C and C#. You see where these languages are similar, where they differ, and how they support the complex application development frameworks for their respective platforms.

The first section of this chapter deals with the origins of each language. The chapter then continues with coverage of some of the most basic concepts of C# and how those apply to iPhone developers.

The Origin of Objective-C

Objective-C’s lineage starts ...

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