To teach or not to teach ... arrays, that was the question. In my original plan for this book, I had decided to not teach arrays, for a couple of reasons:
They are difficult for computer science majors–let alone absolute beginners.
They are considered boring.
They are even more complex placed in the context of Objective-C.
But I needed to teach arrays! Students in my iPhone/iPad class wanted to write Final Projects that utilized tables - which required the use of arrays - and I realized just how essential they were.
To help you decide whether to read this chapter, I want you to consider three things.
Why I was not going to teach this chapter.
Why you may want to skip this chapter.
Why I decided to teach it ...