Become An Xcoder

Become An Xcoder

This book aims to take you relatively painlessly through an introduction to the fundamental concepts in programming the Mac using Xcode and Objective-C. It assumes no prior programming knowledge.


Apple provides you with all the tools you need to create great Cocoa applications, for free. This set of tools, known under the name Xcode, comes with Mac OS X, or you can download it from the developer section on Apple’s website.
Several good books on programming for the Mac exist, but they assume that you already have some programming experience. This book doesn’t. It teaches you the basics of programming, in particular Objective-C programming, using Xcode. After some 5 chapters, you will be able to create a basic program without a Graphical User Interface (GUI). After a few more chapters, you will know how to create simple programs with a GUI. When you have finished this booklet, you will be ready for the above-mentioned more advanced books. You will have to study those too, because there is a lot to learn. For now though, don’t worry because this book takes it easy.

Table of Contents

  • A Program Is a Series of Instructions
  • No comment? Unacceptable!
  • Functions
  • Printing on screen
  • Compiling and Running a Program
  • Conditional Statements
  • Repeating Statements for a While
  • A Program With a GUI
  • Finding Methods
  • awakeFromNib
  • Pointers
  • Strings
  • Arrays
  • Accessors and properties
  • Memory Management
  • Sources of Information

Book Details

Author(s): Bert Altenberg, Alex Clarke and Philippe Mougin.
Format(s): PDF, HTML
File size: 1.93 MB
Number of pages: 69
Link: Download or read online.

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