Learning iOS Programming, 3rd Edition
From Xcode to App Store
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2013
Pages: 452

Get a rapid introduction to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll learn how to develop your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Whether you’re a developer new to Mac programming or an experienced Mac developer ready to tackle iOS, this is your book.

You’ll learn about Objective-C and the core frameworks hands-on by writing several sample iOS applications, giving you the basic skills for building your own applications independently. Packed with code samples, this book is refreshed and updated for iOS 6 and Xcode 4.

  • Discover the advantages of building native iOS apps
  • Get started with Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch frameworks
  • Dive deep into the table view classes for building user interfaces
  • Handle data input, parse XML and JSON documents, and store data on SQLite
  • Use iOS sensors, including the accelerometer, magnetometer, camera, and GPS
  • Build apps that use the Core Location and MapKit frameworks
  • Integrate Apple’s iCloud service into your applications
  • Walk through the process of distributing your polished app to the App Store
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      4.0

      I love this book

      By thu guest

      from Petaluma

      Pros

      • Concise
      • Easy to understand

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          5.0

          This Book JUST Works

          By Roy

          from Fairfax, VA

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          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Concise
          • Easy to understand
          • Helpful examples
          • Well-written

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            • Intermediate

            Comments about oreilly Learning iOS Programming, 3rd Edition:

            I have bought many, many O'Reilly iOS programming books. This one has been the best one I have purchased. The examples WORK. The text is quite comprehensive and explains the code quite well. I have been able to use the code help me write my own variations on the examples.

            The only complaint I have is that the Errata has not be acknowledged or updated by the author.

            I hope he plans to write an iOS7 update for this excellent book.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not detailed enough for beginners

            By Ken

            from Hong Kong

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            Pros

            • Basic Concept
            • Introductory Exercises

            Cons

            • Not comprehensive enough

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            • Student

            Comments about oreilly Learning iOS Programming, 3rd Edition:

            I am reading the book from page to page and followed every exercise. I hope to build a basic foundation of programming for iOS devices, but some how I found the contents of the book are not clear enough for beginners. Some of the coding in the exercises are not accurate with minor errors too. As a beginner of learning iOS programming, I think having only this book is not enough.

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            Hard to make sense of

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            from Portland, OR

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              • Not comprehensive enough

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                Comments about oreilly Learning iOS Programming, 3rd Edition:

                This book is not for beginners as it does not always explain concepts clearly and in detail. This book is also not for folks with experience in iOS development as it may be too boring.

                I have put a lot of effort and time into this book but have not gotten much out of it. I regret buying this book.

                I would not advise buying it.

                 
                4.0

                Not bad, but some obvious errors

                By miltenb

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                • Easy to understand
                • Helpful examples
                • Well-written

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                • Too many errors

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                • Novice

                Comments about oreilly Learning iOS Programming, 3rd Edition:

                Great product otherwise.

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