iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 3

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 3

by Joe Conway, Aaron Hillegass
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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 3

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321821522
Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides
Publication date: 04/05/2012
Series: Big Nerd Ranch Guides Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 590
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About 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.

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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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get to know your future teamates and ompanions here.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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