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iPhone Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Joe Conway, Aaron Hillegass

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Introduction

An aspiring iPhone developer faces three basic hurdles:

You must learn the Objective-C language. Objective-C is a small and simple extension to the C language. After the first four chapters of this book, you will have a working knowledge of Objective-C.

You must master the big ideas. These include things like memory management techniques, delegation, archiving, and the proper use of view controllers. The big ideas take a few days to understand. When you reach the halfway point of this book, you will understand these big ideas.

You must master the frameworks. The eventual goal is to know how to use every method of every class in every framework on the iPhone. This is a project for a lifetime: there are over 3000 methods and ...

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