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Programming iOS 4: Fundamentals of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Development

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Get a solid grounding in all the fundamentals of Cocoa Touch, and avoid problems during iPhone and iPad app development. With Programming iOS 4, you'll dig into Cocoa and learn how to work effectively with Objective-C and Xcode. This book covers iOS 4 in a rigorous, orderly fashion—ideal whether you’re approaching iOS for the first time or need a reference to bolster existing skills.

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Overview

Get a solid grounding in all the fundamentals of Cocoa Touch, and avoid problems during iPhone and iPad app development. With Programming iOS 4, you'll dig into Cocoa and learn how to work effectively with Objective-C and Xcode. This book covers iOS 4 in a rigorous, orderly fashion—ideal whether you’re approaching iOS for the first time or need a reference to bolster existing skills.

  • Learn Objective-C language details and object-oriented programming concepts
  • Understand the anatomy of an Xcode project and all the stages of its lifecycle
  • Grasp key Cocoa concepts such as relationships between classes, receiving events, and model-view-controller architecture
  • Know how views are managed, drawn, composited, and animated
  • Delve into Cocoa frameworks for sound, video, sensors, maps, and more
  • Touch on advanced topics such as threading and networking
  • Obtain a thorough grounding for exploring advanced iOS features on your own
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449388430
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 834
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Neuburg has a PhD in Classics and has taught at many universities and colleges. He has been programming computers since 1968. He has written applications for Mac OS X and iOS, is a former editor of MacTech Magazine, and is a long-standing contributing editor for TidBITS. His previous O'Reilly books are Frontier: The Definitive Guide, REALbasic: The Definitive Guide, and AppleScript: The Definitive Guide. He makes a living writing books, articles, and software documentation, as well as by programming, consulting, and training.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Language

Chapter 1: Just Enough C

Chapter 2: Object-Based Programming

Chapter 3: Objective-C Objects and Messages

Chapter 4: Objective-C Classes

Chapter 5: Objective-C Instances

IDE

Chapter 6: Anatomy of an Xcode Project

Chapter 7: Nib Management

Chapter 8: Documentation

Chapter 9: Life Cycle of a Project

Cocoa

Chapter 10: Cocoa Classes

Chapter 11: Cocoa Events

Chapter 12: Accessors and Memory Management

Chapter 13: Data Communication

Views

Chapter 14: Views

Chapter 15: Drawing

Chapter 16: Layers

Chapter 17: Animation

Chapter 18: Touches

Interface

Chapter 19: View Controllers

Chapter 20: Scroll Views

Chapter 21: Table Views

Chapter 22: Popovers and Split Views

Chapter 23: Text

Chapter 24: Web Views

Chapter 25: Controls and Other Views

Chapter 26: Modal Dialogs

Some Frameworks

Chapter 27: Audio

Chapter 28: Video

Chapter 29: Music Library

Chapter 30: Photo Library

Chapter 31: Address Book

Chapter 32: Calendar

Chapter 33: Mail

Chapter 34: Maps

Chapter 35: Sensors

Final Topics

Chapter 36: Persistent Storage

Chapter 37: Basic Networking

Chapter 38: Threads

Chapter 39: Undo

Chapter 40: Epilogue

Index

Colophon

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