iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Paperback Big Nerd Ranch Guides

By (author) Joe Conway, By (author) Aaron Hillegass

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  • Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 251mm x 33mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 21 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0321942051
  • ISBN 13: 9780321942050
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 60,645

Product description

Updated and expanded to cover iOS 7 and Xcode 5, 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 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 bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful. Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. You get 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 5, Instruments, and Storyboards * Building interfaces using the iOS 7 aesthetic * ARC and strong and weak references * Handling touch events and gestures * Toolbars, navigation controllers, and split view controllers * Using Auto Layout to scale user interfaces * Using Dynamic Type to scale fonts * Localization and Internationalization * Block syntax and use * Saving/loading data: Archiving and Core Data * Core Location and Map Kit * Communicating with web services using JSON * Using the Model-View-Controller-Store design pattern

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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 Application States 15. Subclassing UITableViewCell 16. Core Data 17. Localization 18. NSUserDefaults 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. Unit Testing 29. Model-View-Controller-Store 30. Advanced MVCS 31. iCloud