Considered a classic by an entire generation of Mac programmers, Dave Mark's Learn C on the Mac has been updated for you to include Mac OS X Mountain Lion and the latest iOS considerations.
Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes contemporary OS X and iOS examples! This book also does the following:
Provides best practices for programming newbies
Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X and iOS -flavored approach
Includes updated source code which is fully compatible with latest Xcode
After reading this book, you'll be ready to program and build apps using the C language and Objective-C will become much easier for you to learn when you're ready to pick that up.
What you'll learn
Master C programming, the gateway to programming your Mac, iPhone or iPad
Write apps for the contemporary Mac OS X interface, the cleanest user interface around
Write apps for the modern iOS interface, one of the two most popular mobile platforms in the world
Understand variables and how to design your own data structures
Work with the file system
Connect to data sources and the Internet
How to handle error handling and much more
Who this book is for
For anyone wanting to learn to program in Mac OS X and iOS, including developers new to the Mac and iPhone/iPad, developers new to C, or students entirely new to programming.