iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 3

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In this book, the world's leading Apple platform development trainers offer a complete, practical, hands-on introduction to iPhone and iPad programming. The authors walk through all the Apple tools and technologies needed to build successful iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Apps, including the iOS 5 SDK, the Objective-C language, Xcode 4.2 tools, Foundation framework, and the classes that make up the iPhone UI framework. The many topics covered in this book include: " Easily setting up elegant, efficient user interfaces with UIKit " Creating effective visuals, animation, and effects with Core Graphics, Core Animation, and OpenGL " Making the most of the iPhone's powerful multi-touch event handling " Building location-aware iPhone applications utilizing Core Location, MapKit, and the magnetometer " Localizing applications for international use " Creating applications that capture audio and play media " Storing data in files or SQLite databases This title is a bestselling title in the new Big Nerd Ranch Press series: the world's best books on Mac and iOS development, straight from the world's #1 Mac programming trainers - Aaron Hillegass and Big Nerd Ranch!
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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: 9780321821522
  • Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Series: Big Nerd Ranch Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 590
  • Sales rank: 1,549,823
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Conway is the senior iOS instructor at Big Nerd Ranch and has been consulting on the iOS platform since its creation. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he has been writing Objective-C and Cocoa code since the dawn of OS X. Joe wrote the materials for the exceptionally popular Big Nerd Ranch iOS Bootcamp course, on which this book is based.

Aaron Hillegass, a former employee of NeXT and Apple, has nearly two decades experience programming and teaching Objective-C, Cocoa, and more recently, iOS. In 2001, Aaron founded Big Nerd Ranch and began developing intensive courses that teach programming in a focused, distraction-free environment. Aaron is also the author of Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: A Simple iOS Application Chapter 2: Objective-C Chapter 3: Memory Management Chapter 4: Delegation and Core Location Chapter 5: Map Kit and Text input Chapter 6: Subclassing UIView Chapter 7: View Controllers Chapter 8: The Accelerometer Chapter 9: Notification and Rotation Chapter 10: UITableView and UITableViewController Chapter 11: Editing UITableView Chapter 12: UINavigationController Chapter 13: Camera Chapter 14: UIPopoverController and Modal View Controllers Chapter 15: Saving, Loading, and Multitasking Chapter 16: Subclassing UITableViewCell Chapter 17: Core Data Chapter 18: Localization Chapter 19: Settings Chapter 20: Touch Events and UIResponder Chapter 21: Instruments Chapter 22: Core Animation Layer Chapter 23: Controlling Animation with CAAnimation Chapter 24: Blocks and Categories Chapter 25: Web Services and UIWebView Chapter 26: UISplitViewController Chapter 27: Media Playback and Background Execution Chapter 28: Bonjour and Web Servers Chapter 29: Push Notifications and Networking Chapter 30: Afterword
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Useless if you're using current version of xCode

    The first four chapters of the book are acknowledged to be out of date relative to xCode 4.2 on the authors' web forums. Lots of "go back to 4.1" and other work-arounds to get you up and running, but the update for the book to 4.2 will not be available until March. OK if you're experienced, but if you're experienced you don't need the book now, do you?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Chat Room

    Get to know your future teamates and ompanions here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Love the book.

    Excellent Big Nerd Ranch book. Well thought out and concise. This is a very good book to learn how to write applications for Apple's iOS platform. Not for those who do not have a programming background, but a very good resource.

    Be very careful. It is important to pay careful attention to which edition you are getting. The website had linked me to a partner site that I purchased the second edition from. Returned the book and bought a third edition book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Liked it a lot

    Great way of getting introduced to the major concepts in iOS development. Experience in programming is a must in order to learn a lot from this book, with that said I loved it!

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