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Learn C on the Mac

For OS X and iOS

2nd Edition

By David Mark , James Bucanek

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Don't know anything about programming? No problem! Acclaimed author Dave Mark starts out with the basics and takes you through a complete course in programming C using Apple's free Xcode tools for Mac and iPhone, using contemporary OS X and iOS, respectively.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4533-9
  • 508 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Full Description

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:

<li> Provides best practices for programming newbies

<li> Presents all the basics with a pragmatic, Mac OS X and iOS -flavored approach

<li> 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

<li> Master C programming, the gateway to programming your Mac, iPhone or iPad

<li> Write apps for the contemporary Mac OS X interface, the cleanest user interface around

<li> Write apps for the modern iOS interface, one of the two most popular mobile platforms in the world

<li> Understand variables and how to design your own data structures

<li> Work with the file system

<li> Connect to data sources and the Internet

<li> 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Go Get the Tools

Chapter 2. Programming Basics

Chapter 3: C Basics: Staements and Functions

Chapter 4: C Basics: Variables and Operators

Chapter 5: Debugging

Chapter 6: Controlling Your Program's Flow

Chapter 7: Pointers and Parameters

Chapter 8: More Data Types

Chapter 9: The Command Line

Chapter 10: Designing Your Own Data Structures

Chapter 11: Working with Files

Chapter 12: Handling Errors

Chapter 13: Advanced Topics

Chapter 14: Where Do You Go from Here?

Chapter 15: Answers to Exercises

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.


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