iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide [NOOK Book]

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Updated and expanded to cover iOS 7 and Xcode 5, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS Bootcamp course and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The ...

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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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Overview

Updated and expanded to cover iOS 7 and Xcode 5, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS Bootcamp course and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful.

Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. You get a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you've learned.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Xcode 5, Instruments, and Storyboards
  • Building interfaces using the iOS 7 aesthetic
  • ARC and strong and weak references
  • Handling touch events and gestures
  • Toolbars, navigation controllers, and split view controllers
  • Using Auto Layout to scale user interfaces
  • Using Dynamic Type to scale fonts
  • Localization and Internationalization
  • Block syntax and use
  • Saving/loading data: Archiving and Core Data
  • Core Location and Map Kit
  • Communicating with web services using JSON
  • Using the Model-View-Controller-Store design pattern
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From the Publisher

"Pick up this book and turn yourself into an iPhone developer."
— Dietrich Kappe, CTO Pathfinder Development

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133491852
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Series: Big Nerd Ranch Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 590
  • Sales rank: 165,986
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Conway, iPhone instructor for The Big Nerd Ranch, has been writing software on the Mac platform since he was a teenager, and began consulting and training for The Big Nerd Ranch shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin.

Aaron Hillegass, CEO of Big Nerd Ranch, has more than 18 years of experience as a software engineer and developer trainer. He wrote the Big Nerd Ranch course on Cocoa, drawing from his experiences working at Apple and NeXT as senior trainer and curriculum developer. He is the author of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (Addison-Wesley), the definitive guide to Cocoa programming.

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Table of Contents

1. A Simple iOS Application
2. Objective-C
3. Managing Memory with ARC
4. Delegation and Core Location
5. MapKit and Text Input
6. Subclassing UIView and UIScrollView
7. View Controllers
8. Notification and Rotation
9. UITableView and UITableViewController
10. Editing UITableView
11. UINavigationController
12. Camera
13. UIPopoverController and Modal View Controllers
14. Saving, Loading, and Application States
15. Subclassing UITableViewCell
16. Core Data
17. Localization
18. NSUserDefaults
19. Touch Events and UIResponder
20. UIGestureRecognizer and UIMenuController
21. Instruments
22. Core Animation Layer
23. Controlling Animation with CAAnimation
24. UIStoryboard
25. Web Services and UIWebView
26. UISplitViewController and NSRegularExpression
27. Blocks
28. Unit Testing
29. Model-View-Controller-Store
30. Advanced MVCS
31. iCloud
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