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A Tour of Objective-C for .NET Developers

by Ben Scheirman

An iOS developer (Ben Scheirman) shows a complete Objective-C novice (Rob Conery) the basics of the language.

What you'll learn

In this series, Ben Scheirman shows Rob Conery the basics of Objective-C using Apple's Xcode. Along the way we take a look at strings, numbers, dates, working with a SQLite database (for iPhone/iPad data work), and accessing a remote JSON API. If you're not an experienced programmer and want to try it anyway - be prepared to do a little studying on the side. There's still value here for you - but you'll have an extra challenge. Ben and Rob are friends, and the tone of this screencast follows suit. It's informal and Rob doesn't hide his aesthetic preferences along the way. This is not meant to be a "classical training" style screencast - more of an informative, follow-along kind of thing.

Table of contents

Remote Data with JSON
Ben Goes Full Speed

About the author

Ben Scheirman is Director of Development at ChaiONE in Houston, TX. He enjoys writing great software using Ruby and Objective-C, and regularly speaks at developer conferences all over the world.

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