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iOS and Mac Network Programming LiveLessons (Video Training), Downloadable Version

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-94885-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-94885-4

5+ Hours of Video Instruction


iOS and Mac Network Programming LiveLessons provides Objective-C developers with a practical introduction to writing high performance, robust networking code on the Mac and iOS platforms.


In this training course, DeVoe starts by explaining technologies fundamental to network programming, including packets, protocols, TCP, UDP, REST, and JSON. He then explains networking layers and shows the viewer some tools that can be used to see and interpret networking traffic. The video then builds on this fundamental training by covering more specific iOS and Mac OS network programming topics, including how to work with NSURLRequest, NSURLConnection, and NSURLSessionTask. The video then moves on to covering key networking frameworks and security topics.

About the Instructor

Author and developer Jiva DeVoe has more than 20 years experience in the software industry and is the author of Objective-C Programming Fundamentals LiveLessons and Objective-C Advanced Programming LiveLessons.

Skill Level

  • All levels

What You Will Learn:

  • Fundamental networking concepts as related to the iOS and OS X platforms, including packets and protocols, addresses and ports, TCP, UDP, HTTP and HTTPS
  • How to use tools such as Cocoa Packet Analyzer that let you see networking traffic
  • How to work with iOS and OS X specific networking technologies, such as NSURLRequest and NSURLSessionTask
  • How to implement Web services and servers
  • How to work with low level sockets
  • How to embed Webkit and work with Bonjour

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Objective-C developers who want to learn more about networking and network programming
  • Developers who viewed the author’s previous training videos, Objective-C Fundamentals LiveLessons Video Training and Objective-C Advanced Programming LiveLessons Video Training, who want to go deeper into using Objective-C for network programming


Some familiarity with Objective-C programming

Table of Contents:

Lesson 1: Network Fundamentals

Lesson 1 "Networking Fundamentals" covers general concepts basic to networking. This lesson explains concepts such as addresses, ports, packets, protocols, the Internet Protocol, TCP, UDP, HTTP and HTTPS.

Lesson 2: Exploring Data Protocols

Lesson 2 "Explore Data Protocols" covers topics related to networking traffic. This lesson takes viewers through tools they can use to see networking traffic and explains network layers, REST, and JSON.

Lesson 3: Networking Technologies on iOS and Mac OS

Lesson 3 "Networking Technologies on iOS and Mac OS" covers NSURLRequest, NSURLConnection, NSURLSession, and NSURLSessionTalk. It explains Core Foundation networking, and helps viewers understand where to use threads in networking code, how to use blocks to simplify code, and how the technologies relate to one another.

Lesson 4: Web Services

Lesson 4 "Web Services" covers downloading files, posting form data, uploading files, accessing REST services, parsing JSON data, displaying data transfer progress, and using background downloads.

Lesson 5: Implementing Servers

Lesson 5 "Implementing Servers" shows viewers how to listen for connections, handle clients, and troubleshoot potential performance bottlenecks.

Lesson 6: Low Level Sockets

Lesson 6 "Implementing Servers" shows viewers how to resolve host names, connect to servers, and transfer data.

Lesson 7: High Level Networking Frameworks and Security

Lesson 7 "High Level Networking Frameworks and Security" shows viewers how to send mail, embed Webkit, browse Bonjour services, and advertise services using Bonjour.

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT: informit.com/livelessons


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