The C# community is very different in 2010 than it was in 2004 when the
first edition of Effective C# was published. There are many more developers
using C#. A large contingent of the C# community is now seeing C# as
their first professional language. They aren’t approaching C# with a set of
ingrained habits formed using a different language. The community has a
much broader range of experience. New graduates all the way to professionals
with decades of experience are using C#.
Beginning Objective-C offers you a modern programmer's perspective on Objective-C courtesy of two of the best iOS and Mac developers in the field today, and gets you programming to the best of your ability in this important language. It gets you rolling fast into the sound fundamentals and idioms of Objective-C on the Mac and iOS, in order to learn how best to construct your applications and libraries, making the best use of the tools it provides
Although Objective-C is (apart from its C base) a small language, the implications of its modest set of extensions are substantial. To use Objective-C effectively, you should follow tested design patterns and make judicious use of libraries. The intent of this handbook is to provide a quick reference to the most commonly used features and idioms of the language. It should be like a fast cache, the first stop for frequently used data. Because of its size, this handbook can present only an outline of the language, its libraries, and conventional patterns of usage.