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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.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4533-9
  • 508 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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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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