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Sams Teach Yourself iOS 6 Application Development in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by John Ray

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Hour 3. Discovering Objective-C: The Language of Apple Platforms

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How Objective-C will be used in your projects

• The basics of object-oriented programming

• Simple Objective-C syntax

• Common data types

• How ARC helps with memory management

This hour’s lesson marks the midpoint in our exploration of the Apple iOS development platform. It will give us a chance to sit back, catch our breath, and get a better idea of what it means to “code” for iOS. Both OS X and iOS share a common development environment and a common development language: Objective-C.

Objective-C provides the syntax and structure for creating applications on Apple platforms. For many, learning Objective-C can be daunting, but with patience, ...

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