Programming iOS 8
Dive Deep into Views, View Controllers, and Frameworks
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Pages: 800

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Because of the transition from Objective-C to Swift, revision of this edition for iOS 8 is taking longer than the previous edition. All example code has already been converted to Swift, including many new iOS 8-related examples, and is available now at https://github.com/mattneub/Programming-​iOS-Book-Examples. The first 240 pages of the book are finished, which is more than 1/4 of the total. For remaining chapters, the text must be revised and the code pasted in; updates will be released periodically as the work continues.

Writing an app for the iPad or iPhone? If you’re grounded in Xcode basics and have a fairly good grasp of the Swift programming language, this practical guide will take you through the steps, conventions, and mindset you need to bring an iOS 8 app into existence, from initial concept to submission to the App Store.

You’ll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and use iOS frameworks for adding features such as audio and video, using examples from real apps and programming situations.

  • Core topics for development are covered, starting with views and ending with threading
  • Completely updated for iOS 8, Xcode 6, and Swift
  • Takes a full, rigorous approach, documenting the facts and teaching the key concepts that iOS programmers need to know
  • Covers both the iPhone and iPad platforms, supporting Apple's recommended "universal app" approach
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