Top critical review
on 2 May 2013
I was looking for a concise reference on Objective-C, to save having to trawl through the verbose mire that is Apple's on-line documentation. In particular, I was looking for a book that would prove a useful reference on app programming for iOS 6.
This book is neither concise or of any real use for iOS 6 app programming. Apple's on-line developer material is as readable, useful and free.
I have given two stars as, if you don't give up the will to live first, you could persevere and actually write some Objective-C code at the end of it and as a start to Objective-C programming it might work for some people. The book is obviously a rehash of Mr Kochan's book on C programming updated for Objective-C and then the various changes to the Objective-C language and tool-sets. By this, the fifth edition, things have become very convoluted and in desperate need of a complete rewrite.
Peter MSc BSc MBCS CITP