Time to LEARN: Objective-C

objective-cObjective-C is the language used by Apple and their developers to create iPhone, iPad and Mac apps and their respective application programming interfaces (APIs), Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. In fact, Objective-C is the primary programming language used to write software for OS X and iOS. It’s a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime.

You can find an overview of Objective-C here.

If you’re comfortable with basic object-oriented concepts and the C language, Objective-C will make a lot of sense. If you don’t know C, you should read a C tutorial first.  Here are 2 tutorials on what you should know about C in order to start programming in Objective-C:
1. http://www.tutorialspoint.com/cprogramming/index.htm
2. http://cocoadevcentral.com/articles/000081.php

Also, if you want to learn it step by step, here you can find 7 chapters of study in order to learn the basics of Objective C programming. This article http://teamtreehouse.com/library/objectivec-basics will walk you through:
- C language fundamentals and functional programming in C,
- Pointers and Memory, because C programming requires first hand knowledge of how memory is allocated and destroyed,
- Introduction to Objective-C,
- Foundation Framework, used to accelerate the development of an application.

This 24-day course in Objective-C could also be really helpful.

You can find as well an easy and practical approach at: http://www.tutorialspoint.com/objective_c/objective_c_tutorial.pdf  and http://rypress.com/tutorials/objective-c/index

If you are used to video classes, here are some tutorials for beginners.

Objective-C runs on Mac OS, Mac OS X but also on Linux and Windows.

Here you can find 2 kits in order to install Objective-C on Windows:
1. http://sweettutos.com/2012/08/11/objective-c-on-windows-yes-you-can/
2. http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Installing_and_using_GNUstep_and_Objective-C_on_Windows

If you have Ubuntu on your computer, this is how you can code in Objective-C on it: http://askubuntu.com/questions/328343/how-to-compile-build-and-run-objective-c-program-in-ubuntu-using-terminal

If you want to program in Objective-C, the easy way is to do it on Mac OS. Here you can find how.

After these first steps, you will for sure be interested in how you can improve your knowledge in Objective-C. Here you will find some tutorials to get your code up and running.

After this learning session, you can test your achievements with the following Objective-C tests: iOS beginner level quiz  or iOS medium level quiz.

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If you succeed in having a score over 75%, you will also receive an A Certificate  which confirms your level.

Waste no more time and start learning today! :)

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