Get up to speed on Cocoa and Objective-C, and start developing applications on the iOS and OS X platforms. If you don’t have experience with Apple’s developer tools, no problem! From object-oriented programming to storing app data in iCloud, the fourth edition of this book covers everything you need to build apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
You’ll learn how to work with the Xcode IDE, Objective-C’s Foundation library, and other developer tools such as Event Kit framework and Core Animation. Along the way, you’ll build example projects, including a simple Objective-C application, a custom view, a simple video player application, and an app that displays calendar events for the user.
Learn the application lifecycle on OS X and iOS
Work with the user-interface system in Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
Use AV Foundation to display video and audio
Build apps that let users create, edit, and work with documents
Store data locally with the file system, or on the network with iCloud
Display lists or collections of data with table views and collection views
Interact with the outside world with Core Location and Core Motion
Use blocks and operation queues for multiprocessing
Jon Manning is the co-founder of Secret Lab, an independent game development studio based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He’s worked on apps of all sorts, ranging from iPad games for children to instant messenging clients. He’s a Core Animation demigod, and frequently finds himself gesticulating wildly in front of classes full of eager-to-learn iOS developers. Jon is the world’s biggest Horse_ebooks fan (https://twitter.com/Horse_ebooks), and can be found on Twitter as @desplesda.
Tim Nugent pretends to be a mobile app developer, game designer, PhD student, and now he even pretends to be an author. When he isn’t busy avoiding being found out as a fraud, he spends most of his time designing and creating little apps and games he won’t let anyone see. Tim spent a disproportionately long time writing this tiny little bio, most of which was spent trying to stick a witty sci-fi reference in, before he simply gave up. Tim can be found as @The_McJones on Twitter.
Comments about oreilly Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 4th Edition:
We have seen updates to this book twice in roughly a year after it was not updated for a very long time. This is progress!
This now classic title seems to fully cover everything I need for iOS7 and Mavericks and it does it with a refreshing conciseness and breadth of topcis that I am quite happy with it. Many solid examples are provided when needed, and not provided when they are not needed. I am pleased that OReilly is updating this book so rapidly (for the publishing world).
I only just acquired it, and am scarcely through it, but it seems excellent.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend