Programming in Objective-C Introduction


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  • 2 day course
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
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Course Outline

  • Setup and First Run
  • Memory and Pointers
  • Thinking in Objects
  • Basics of Objective-C
  • OOP in Objective-C
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Overview

This course teaches the fundamentals of Objective-C programming. Those attending will also gain a solid understanding of the underlying principles of Objective-C and Object-Oriented Programming. Delegates will become familiar with the basic concepts of object-oriented programming and will gain an understanding of the Objective-C runtime. This course is a precursor to creating mobile apps for iOS devices: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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Course Outline

Setup and First Run

  • Downloading and Installing Xcode
  • Your First Application
  • Creating a Simple Command Line Project

Memory and Pointers

  • Arrays
  • Loops
  • Text Strings
  • Pointers
  • Header Files

Thinking in Objects

  • Accessors
  • Inheritance
  • Composition
  • Built-in Classes

Basics of Objective-C

  • NSLog Basics
  • Using Methods
  • Accessors
  • Creating Objects
  • Basic Memory Management
  • Declaring a Class
  • Implementing a Class

OOP in Objective-C

  • Introducing Instance Variables
  • Accessing Instance Variables
  • Using Getter and Setter Methods
  • Introducing Properties
  • Using Properties
  • Implementing Behaviour

Objective-C Classes, Objects, and Methods

  • Creating an Objective-C Class
  • Declaring Interfaces and Instance Variables
  • Sending Messages (Methods)
  • Working with the Implementation File
  • Implementing Methods
  • Using Our New Class
  • Taking Class Methods to the Next Level
  • Accessing the Xcode Documentation

Memory, Addresses, and Pointers

  • Understanding Memory
  • Understanding Memory Address Basics
  • Requesting Memory
  • Deallocating Memory
  • Understanding Pointers
  • Managing Memory in Objective-C
  • Using the Retain/Release Model

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