The winner of the book drawing is Maksim Pavlov.
Congratulations Maksim! Contact me by email to claim your prize.
Effective Objective-C covers 52 Objective-C best-coding practices, tips and tricks. In a similar manner to Scott Meyer’s Effective C++, Matt provides background information on a concept (why is it relevant), provides code examples (to illustrate the technique) and ties everything together with good explanations.
I’ve been reading Effective Objective-C over the past few days. The book has good coverage of Objective-C topics that are beyond the basics. It is easy to read and the examples are well written and documented.
When it comes to reading about coding (whether it be a book or blog), I’m all about short examples that lend themselves to a simple copy/paste. Matt’s book follows a similar line of thinking, wherein most all code examples can be used directly without minimal overhead, offering a quick opportunity to try out techniques with minimal fuss.
Here’s a little background on the book in Matt’s words:
I’ve been writing about iOS and Objective-C in general for a while now, having first started on my blog before becoming a tutorial team member over at RayWenderlich. Having gained experience through this, when I was approached by Pearson to write my own book, I decided to take the plunge and go for it. I was extremely excited to get to write in the excellent Effective series and am grateful to Scott Meyers for letting me be part of it.
Effective Objective-C 2.0 is a book that takes you beyond the basics. It goes into more depth than you’ll get from a beginner book. It delves into the internals of important topics such as what a class actually is under the hood, and how the message forwarding system works. If you’re looking to take your Objective-C knowledge further, then I recommend you read this!
I thoroughly enjoyed writing the book and I learned so much from doing the research. I hope that you enjoy reading the book and learn just as much as I did.
Objective-C question leaving you scratching your head? Good news, Matt will visit iOSDeveloperTips this week and may be able to help.
Enter the Giveaway
Here’s how to enter the giveaway for a copy of Effective Objective-C 2.0:
- Read the iOS Developer Tips Giveaway Rules.
- Post a relevant question about Objective-C, share an Objective-C tip or trick, or contribute to an ongoing discussion.
- The deadline to enter the giveaway will be Friday, 3/7/14 at 12:00PM EST.
The winner be selected sometime on Friday 3/7/14 via random number selection from eligible entries. The winner will be announced here.
Many thanks to Stephane Nakib at Pearson for helping to arrange this giveaway!