iOS Programming

iOS Programming : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 590 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 38.1mm | 1,202.01g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Big Nerd Ranch Guides
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0321821521
  • 9780321821522
  • 127,556

About Joe Conway

Joe Conway is the senior iOS instructor at Big Nerd Ranch and has been consulting on the iOS platform since its creation. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he has been writing Objective-C and Cocoa code since the dawn of OS X. Joe wrote the materials for the exceptionally popular Big Nerd Ranch iOS Bootcamp course, on which this book is based. Aaron Hillegass, a former employee of NeXT and Apple, has nearly two decades experience programming and teaching Objective-C, Cocoa, and more recently, iOS. In 2001, Aaron founded Big Nerd Ranch and began developing intensive courses that teach programming in a focused, distraction-free environment. Aaron is also the author of Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X.
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Table of contents

Introduction1. A Simple iOS Application2. Objective-C3. Managing Memory with ARC4. Delegation and Core Location5. MapKit and Text Input6. Subclassing UIView and UIScrollView7. View Controllers8. Notification and Rotation9. UITableView and UITableViewController10. Editing UITableView11. UINavigationController12. Camera13. UIPopoverController and Modal View Controllers14. Saving, Loading, and Multitasking15. Subclassing UITableViewCell16. Core Data17. Localization18. Settings19. Touch Events and UIResponder20. UIGestureRecognizer and UIMenuController21. Instruments22. Core Animation Layer23. Controlling Animation with CAAnimation24. UIStoryboard25. Web Services and UIWebView26. UISplitViewController and NSRegularExpression27. Blocks28. Model-View-Controller-Store29. Advanced MVCS30. iCloud31. Afterword
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