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iOS Application Security by David Thiel

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2OBJECTIVE-C FOR THE LAZY

Objective-C has been met with both derision and adulation during its illustrious career. Brought to popularity by NeXTStep and inspired by the design of Smalltalk, Objective-C is a superset of C. Its most notable characteristics are the use of infix notation and absurdly long class names. People tend to either love it or hate it. People who hate it are wrong.

In this chapter, I’ll go over the basics of Objective-C, assuming that you’re already familiar with programming in some language or another. Know, however, that Cocoa and Objective-C are constantly changing. I can’t cover all of their finer details adequately in a single chapter, but I do include some hints here to help nondevelopers get their bearings when examining ...

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