IOS Programming : The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-19
  • Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides
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In this book, the world's leading Apple platform development trainers offer a complete, practical, hands-on introduction to iPhone and iPad programming. The authors walk through all the Apple tools and technologies needed to build successful iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Apps, including the iOS 5 SDK, the Objective-C language, Xcode 4.2 tools, Foundation framework, and the classes that make up the iPhone UI framework. The many topics covered in this book include: " Easily setting up elegant, efficient user interfaces with UIKit " Creating effective visuals, animation, and effects with Core Graphics, Core Animation, and OpenGL " Making the most of the iPhone's powerful multi-touch event handling " Building location-aware iPhone applications utilizing Core Location, MapKit, and the magnetometer " Localizing applications for international use " Creating applications that capture audio and play media " Storing data in files or SQLite databases This title is a bestselling title in the new Big Nerd Ranch Press series: the world's best books on Mac and iOS development, straight from the world's #1 Mac programming trainers - Aaron Hillegass and Big Nerd Ranch!

Author Biography

 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.

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 Multitasking

15. Subclassing UITableViewCell

16. Core Data

17. Localization

18. Settings

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. Model-View-Controller-Store

29. Advanced MVCS

30. iCloud

31. Afterword

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