Xcode 4 Unleashed
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Xcode 4 Unleashed

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by Fritz F. Anderson
     
 

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In Xcode 4 Unleashed, renowned Mac/iOS developer Fritz Anderson shows how to use Apple’s powerful new Xcode 4 integrated development environment to develop outstanding software with the least effort possible.

Anderson demonstrates Xcode 4 by walking through the construction of three full applications: a command-line tool, an iOS app, and a Mac OS X

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Overview

In Xcode 4 Unleashed, renowned Mac/iOS developer Fritz Anderson shows how to use Apple’s powerful new Xcode 4 integrated development environment to develop outstanding software with the least effort possible.

Anderson demonstrates Xcode 4 by walking through the construction of three full applications: a command-line tool, an iOS app, and a Mac OS X application. These case-study projects offer practical insights and realistic best practices for efficiently utilizing Xcode 4 in day-to-day development.

Next, he drills down to offer an even deeper understanding of Xcode 4’s most powerful capabilities. Through practical examples, he shows experienced Apple developers how to move to Xcode 4’s “browser” model from older document-based approaches. You’ll also find thorough, up-to-the-minute coverage of key tasks ranging from builds and profiling to documentation.

He concludes with a chapter-length roundup of “tips, traps, and features” for maximizing your productivity with Xcode 4—whether you’re writing iOS apps or Mac applications, working solo, or as part of a large development team.

Detailed information on how to…

  • Get started fast with Xcode 4 project workflow
  • Master Xcode 4’s new features and development paradigms
  • Construct modern iOS and Mac user interfaces with Interface Builder
  • Implement Model-View-Controller designs in iOS apps
  • Use Storyboard to specify an iOS app’s entire structure in one file
  • Leverage Xcode’s first-class unit testing and measurement tools
  • Master the essentials of iOS provisioning
  • Use Mac OS X bindings to simplify the link between data and screen
  • Quickly localize Mac and iOS software for new languages and markets
  • Package and share subprograms that can be integrated into any OS X application
  • Use the Xcode Build System to move from source files to executable products
  • Fully understand and optimize performance and resource usage
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Xcode 4 Unleashed
“There are many great resources out there for learning iOS and Mac development that cover Objective-C and Cocoa. Xcode is an extremely important part of iOS and Mac development that often gets overlooked. You owe it to yourself to understand Xcode and all of its quirks and power user features to achieve maximum efficiency as a developer. Xcode 4 Unleashed can help you do just that.”
—Tony Hillerson, Member and Software Architect, Tackmobile.com

“Fritz Anderson’s Xcode Unleashed series is the definitive guide to using Xcode. Xcode 4 Unleashed has been rewritten to cover the sweeping changes in recent versions of the product. I highly recommend this book to anyone who uses Xcode—newbies and grizzled veterans alike.”
—Duncan Champney, Director of Software Development, WareTo

Praise for Xcode 3 Unleashed
“I would recommend this book to anyone that is serious about programming on the Mac. It is an excellent resource; I plan to refer to it often.”
—Cortis Clark

“I’ve been doing Mac OS X development for seven years, so I was surprised at how much new information I learned in his book. The details on building and the overview of Instruments were invaluable.”
—Dan Wood, Karelia Software

“There isn’t a better book on the market to understand Apple’s powerful—yet free integrated development environment, Xcode. Fritz Anderson stands among the most literate programmers I know, simultaneously able to provide a high-level development narrative while delving into the countless crucial details that make up modern development. I recommend Xcode 3 Unleashed to both novices as an introduction and professionals as a reference.”
—Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch, http://rentzsch.com

“Whether you are new to programming on Mac OS X or a seasoned veteran, Xcode 3 Unleashed has something for you. The book is full of examples and practical information. I recommend this book for anyone doing serious development on Mac OS X 10.5.”
—Dave Dribin

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672333279
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
05/25/2012
Series:
Unleashed Series
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
1,398,324
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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