- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 6536 KB
- Print Length: 408 pages
- Publisher: AppSmith Books DK; 1 edition (28 May 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008711ZCG
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Xcode Primer - Starting Objective-C Kindle Edition
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I'm looking forward to the next one in the series!
This book is aimed at the former rather than the latter and, as such, is full of really basic information. I have been writing code for a long time in a variety of computer languages so it was both too basic and did not spread a wide enough net to cover all of the information I would have liked. Still it did provide enough information for me to grasp the basic differences and similarities of objective-c when compared to other languages and to proceed other documentation. As such it was probably worth the time and the money.
A bit of a warning - this book is written for XCode 4.X and, since the latest version is 5.X, it needs to be updated to be a bit more helpful. There is not much difference but enough to notice. Still, at only $6 for the Kindle version (I don't think a print version is available) it is a good buy and what information is given appears to be correct. I found no mistakes (other than the version being old) and that is a net positive. On the other hand I would have liked to see some pretty basic questions answered.
How can you read a single line from a text file rather than the whole file? Apparently you cannot, but it would have been nice for the author to say so specifically. How do you raise and catch exceptions? No information is provided. How are list objects used? No information is provided. And, for me, the biggest question. How can a user provide command-line arguments in XCode when debugging? There is a section on debugging but no information about configuring the IDE to provide values for argc and argv. A bit frustrating for an experienced software engineer trying to learn about XCode and objective c.
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