Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers, this popular guide has been updated for Mac OS X. Don't know anything about programming? No problem! Acclaimed author Dave Mark starts out with the basics and takes you through a complete course in programming C using Apple's free Xcode tools. This book is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes Mac OS X examples!
Provides best practices for programming newbies
Written by the expert on C–programming for the Mac
Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X-flavored approach
Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with Xcode 4
What you'll learn
Master C programming, the gateway to programming your Mac or iPhone
Write applications for the Mac OS X interface, the cleanest user interface around
Understand variables and how to design your own data structures
Work with the file system
Connect to data sources and the Internet
Who this book is for
For anyone wanting to learn to program in Mac OS X, including developers new to the Mac, developers new to C, or students entirely new to programming. For anyone who wants to learn how to program their iPhone, this is also the core language primer.