Objective-C Succinctly is the only book you need for getting started with Objective-C - the primary language beneath all Mac, iPad, and iPhone apps. Written by Ryan Hodson, the author behind our popular Knockout.js Succinctly and PDF Succinctly titles, this e-book guides you from downloading Xcode, Apple's Objective-C IDE, to utilizing advanced features like blocks (similar to C#'s lambdas) and protocols. Along the way, you'll learn how the familiar aspects of object-oriented programming, such as interfaces, classes, methods, etc., are used in Objective-C, giving you the ability to leverage your existing knowledge with the tools presented in the book.

Ryan Hodson

Ryan Hodson has worked in a diverse collection of programming fields, building everything from websites to e-publishing platforms, touch-screen thermostats, and natural language processing tools. These experiences have led to a love of exploring new software and a proficiency in several languages and frameworks. In 2012, Ryan founded an independent publishing firm called RyPress and published his first book, Ry's Friendly Guide to Git. Since then, he has worked as a freelance technical writer for well-known software companies, including Syncfusion and Atlassian. Ryan continues to publish high-quality software tutorials via RyPress.com.

  1. Hello, Objective-C
  2. Data Types
  3. Properties
  4. Memory Management
  5. Methods
  6. Categories and Extensions
  7. Protocols
  8. Exceptions and Errors
  9. Blocks