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Posted March 14, 2012
The English phrasings are awkward in various sections of the text. While the book describes its 2 inhouse reviewers, perhaps they ignored the grammatical aspects of the narrative. At the very least, a non-technical editor might have done a final run-through before it was sent to the printer.
The book does not describe much about the graphical front end that you see in several screen captures. The code examples basically just give the minimal front end. Which is correct. Keep in mind that the focus is more on the backend, in a full Model-View-Controller pattern. The View part is the front end. Other books on iOS, like for gaming, emphasise those graphics.
The text examples are extensive enough that you can understand the level of complexity likely needed in your applications. The 3 part nature of MVC necessitates this complexity, and it does mean that you might have to read more carefully to understand the logic than for a purely graphical application.
As to how much detail the MVC deserved, this can be subjective. The amount of detail that the author furnished suffices to help a reader completely new to MVC, and indeed to the very idea of patterns. The book presents itself as covering the essentials; hence this, and it does seem an appropriate level of data and code snippets. Unfortunately, readers already versed in MVC on other platforms will just have to plough through what are to them extraneous details.
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