The Objective-C coding conventions guide documents many best practices learned from over a decade of experience developing software on Apple platforms at Microsoft, such as Office for Mac and iOS. This is not a style guide (use clang-format for that), but guidelines that affect implementation.
This document is organized by language area. We have documented many conventions we regularly use by language area, which are accompanied with rationale, examples, and a history if applicable.
Not all teams use every convention documented here and others may be tweaked to be more amendable to team preferences. The intent is to facilitate developing maintainable and robust code. The conventions evolve with the Objective-C language, frameworks, and experience. Feedback and discussion is welcome and encouraged. For details on how to contribute, see the contribution guidelines.
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