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Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours by John Ray, Sean Johnson

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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 to manage memory

This hour’s lesson marks the midpoint in our exploration of the Apple iPhone 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 the iPhone. Both the Macintosh and the iPhone share a common development environment and, with them, 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 ...

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