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The iPhone™ Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone 3.0 SDK, Second Edition by Erica Sadun

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3. Objective-C Boot Camp

Most iPhone development centers on Objective-C. It is the standard programming language for both the iPhone and for Mac OS X. It offers a powerful object-oriented language that lets you build applications that leverage Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks. In this chapter, you learn basic Objective-C skills that help you get started with iPhone programming. You learn about interfaces, methods, properties, memory management, and more. To round things out, this chapter takes you beyond Objective-C into Cocoa to show you the core classes you’ll use in day-to-day programming and offers you concrete examples of how these classes work.

The Objective-C Programming Language

Objective-C is a strict superset of ANSI C. C ...

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