Today is the second part of our three-part series examining the history of the key programming languages and technologies that underpin application development on the iOS platform. In our previous post, we looked at the history of the C Programming Language from its inception in the AT&T Bell Labs through to its current standardization by the International Standards Organization as C11. In today’s post, we’ll look at Objective-C, the primary programming language used to develop iOS applications. We’ll see how a group of researchers in Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre took a fundamentally different approach to tackling the problem of programming a computer and how that approach, combined with the C Programming Language, resulted in modern-day Objective-C.
/ / Objective-C: Bringing Object-Orientation to the C Programming Language