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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3rd Edition


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  • Introduces Objective-C, Apple's Xcode tools, and all key concepts of iPhone/iPod touch programming
  • Fully updated to cover iOS 5 and Xcode 4.2.
  • From the legendary Mac programming experts at The Big Nerd Ranch, the worldwide leader in professional training for Mac developers!
  • Description

    • Copyright 2012
    • Edition: 3rd
    • Book
    • ISBN-10: 0-321-82152-1
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-82152-2

    Winner of a 2012 Jolt Productivity Award!

    Updated and expanded to cover iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the understanding, the know-how, and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own.

    Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular iOS Bootcamp course and its well-tested materials and methodology, this best-selling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful.

    Throughout the book, the authors clearly explain what’s important to know and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. This gives you a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you’ve learned.

    Here are some of the topics covered:

    • Xcode 4.3, Instruments, and Storyboards
    • ARC, strong and weak references, and retain cycles
    • Interfacing with iCloud
    • Handling touch events and gestures
    • Tool bars, navigation controllers, and split view controllers
    • Localization and Internationalization
    • Block syntax and use
    • Background execution and multi-tasking
    • Saving/loading data: Archiving and Core Data
    • Core Location and Map Kit
    • Communicating with web services
    • Working with XML, JSON, and NSRegularExpression
    •   Using the Model-View-Controller-Store design pattern

    Sample Content

    Online Sample Chapter

    iOS Programming: Managing Memory with ARC

    Sample Pages

    Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 3 and Index)

    Table of Contents


    1. A Simple iOS Application

    2. Objective-C

    3. Managing Memory with ARC

    4. Delegation and Core Location

    5. MapKit and Text Input

    6. Subclassing UIView and UIScrollView

    7. View Controllers

    8. Notification and Rotation

    9. UITableView and UITableViewController

    10. Editing UITableView

    11. UINavigationController

    12. Camera

    13. UIPopoverController and Modal View Controllers

    14. Saving, Loading, and Multitasking

    15. Subclassing UITableViewCell

    16. Core Data

    17. Localization

    18. Settings

    19. Touch Events and UIResponder

    20. UIGestureRecognizer and UIMenuController

    21. Instruments

    22. Core Animation Layer

    23. Controlling Animation with CAAnimation

    24. UIStoryboard

    25. Web Services and UIWebView

    26. UISplitViewController and NSRegularExpression

    27. Blocks

    28. Model-View-Controller-Store

    29. Advanced MVCS

    30. iCloud

    31. Afterword


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