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Delve into the depths of Objective-C, the heart and soul of Apple's software ecosystem. Whether you're a novice seeking to grasp the foundation or a seasoned coder keen on refining your expertise, "Mastering Objective-C" paves the way for you to craft powerful and elegant solutions in the Apple environment.

Mastering Objective-C

  • 1.Getting Started with Objective-C
    1.1.What is Objective-C?
    1.2.A Brief History of Objective-C
    1.3.Setting up the Development Environment
    1.4.Your First Objective-C Program
    2.Objective-C Basics
    2.1.Data Types and Variables
    2.2.Operators and Expressions
    2.3.Control Structures (if, else, switch, loops)
    2.4.Arrays and Collections
    2.5.Memory Management with ARC
    3.Object-Oriented Programming in Objective-C
    3.1.Classes and Objects
    3.2.Properties and Instance Variables
    3.3.Methods and Messaging
    3.4.Inheritance and Polymorphism
    3.5.Categories and Extensions
    4.Working with Foundation Framework
    4.1.Strings and String Manipulation
    4.2.Working with Dates and Times
    4.3.File I/O and Data Persistence
    4.4.Memory Management in Manual Reference Counting
    4.5.Working with Collections (Arrays, Dictionaries, Sets)
    5.Advanced Objective-C Features
    5.1.Protocols and Delegates
    5.2.Blocks and Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)
    5.3.Working with Notifications
    5.4.Key-Value Coding (KVC) and Key-Value Observing (KVO)
    5.5.Advanced Memory Management with MRC
    6.Working with Core Data
    6.1.Introduction to Core Data
    6.2.Core Data Stack and Managed Objects
    6.3.Fetching and Querying Data
    6.4.Data Modeling and Relationships
    6.5.Data Migration and Versioning
    7.User Interface Design with UIKit
    7.1.Introduction to UIKit
    7.2.Creating User Interfaces Programmatically
    7.3.Interface Builder and Storyboards
    7.4.Navigation and Tab Bar Controllers
    7.5.Auto Layout and Adaptive User Interfaces
    8.Advanced UIKit Topics
    8.1.Custom Views and Drawing
    8.2.Core Animation and Layer-Based Rendering
    8.3.Touch Events and Gesture Recognition
    8.4.Working with Table Views and Collection Views
    8.5.Integrating Core Graphics and Core Image
    9.Networking and Web Services
    9.1.Working with NSURLSession
    9.2.RESTful API Integration
    9.3.JSON and XML Parsing
    9.4.Authentication and Security Considerations
    9.5.Background Networking and Data Synchronization
    10.Localization and Internationalization
    10.1.Preparing Your App for Localization
    10.2.Working with String Localization
    10.3.Handling Date, Time, and Currency Formats
    10.4.Right-to-Left (RTL) Support
    11.Debugging and Testing
    11.1.Using Xcode Debugger
    11.2.Unit Testing with XCTest
    11.3.Instruments for Performance Analysis
    11.4.Crash Reporting and Diagnostics
    12.App Store Submission and Distribution
    12.1.Preparing Your App for Submission
    12.2.App Store Connect and Review Process
    12.3.Managing App Versions and Updates
    12.4.In-App Purchases and App Store Optimization
    12.5.App Distribution and Enterprise Deployment
    13.Integrating with Native Features
    13.1.Camera and Photo Library Access
    13.2.Location Services and MapKit
    13.3.Core Motion and Sensors
    13.4.Push Notifications and Background Execution
    13.5.Integrating with HealthKit and HomeKit
    14.Future of Objective-C and Swift
    14.1.Evolution of Objective-C
    14.2.Transitioning to Swift
    14.3.Hybrid Objective-C and Swift Projects
    14.4.Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Language
    15.1.Objective-C Language Reference
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