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David Mark, Jeff LaMarche, Jack Nutting
Beginning iPhone 4 Development is here! The authors of the bestselling Beginning iPhone 3 Development are back, with the same excellent material completely updated for iOS 4 and written from the ground up using the latest version of Apple's Xcode 3. All source code has been updated to use the latest Xcode templates and current APIs, and all-new screenshots show Xcode 3 in action. Beginning iPhone 4 Development is a complete course in iOS 4 apps development. You’ll master techniques that work on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We start with the basics, showing you how to download and install the tools you'll need, and how to create your first simple application. Next you’ll learn to integrate all the interface elements iOS users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You’ll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you’ll learn techniques to save and retrieve your data using SQLite, iPhone’s built-in database management system and Core Data, the standard for persistence that Apple brought to iOS with the release of SDK 3. And there’s much more! You’ll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You’ll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. You'll also learn how to use the new concurrency APIs included in iOS 4, and make robust multithreaded applications using Grand Central Dispatch. The iPhone 4 update to the best-selling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style Full of useful tips and techniques to help you become an iOS pro NOTE: For iPhone 4S or iOS 5 apps development, please instead check out the next edition of this book, Beginning iOS 5 Development - now available. What you’ll learn Everything you need to know to develop your own best-selling iPhone and iPad apps Best practices for optimizing your code and delivering great user experiences How to create “universal” apps for both iPhone and iPad Who this book is for Anyone who wants to start developing for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can discover more about this book, download source code, and find support forums at the book's companion site, at www.iphonedevbook.com. Table of Contents Welcome to the Jungle Appeasing the Tiki Gods Handling Basic Interaction More User Interface Fun Autorotation and Autosizing Multiview Applications Tab Bars and Pickers Introduction to Table Views Navigation Controllers and Table Views iPad Considerations Application Settings and User Defaults Basic Data Persistence Grand Central Dispatch, Background Processing, and You Drawing with Quartz and OpenGL Taps, Touches, and Gestures Where Am I? Finding Your Way with Core Location Whee! Gyro and Accelerometer! iPhone Camera and Photo Library Application Localization Where to Next?
Learn Objective-C for Java Developers will guide experienced Java developers into the world of Objective-C. It will show them how to take their existing language knowledge and design patterns and transfer that experience to Objective-C and the Cocoa runtime library. This is the express train to productivity for every Java developer who has dreamed of developing for Mac OS X or iPhone, but felt that Objective-C was too intimidating. So hop on and enjoy the ride! Provides a translation service that turns Java problem-solving skills into Objective-C solutions Allows Java developers to leverage their existing experience and quickly launch themselves into a new domain Takes the risk out of learning Objective-C What you’ll learn Apply Java experience to Objective-C and Cocoa Use elegant alternatives that increase productivity Maximize the powerfully unique constructs of Objective-C, like class clusters Think like an object-oriented C programmer to create more reusable code Use all of the things in Java and Objective-C that are actually quite similar, like MVC design patterns Learn how to do all of it within Apple's powerful Xcode programming environment using Cocoa frameworks Who this book is for Experienced Java developers interested in developing native applications for Apple's Mac OS X operating system, iPhone, and iPod touch. Table of Contents Introduction Java and C: Key Differences Welcome to Objective-C Creating an Xcode Project Exploring Protocols and Categories Sending Messages Making Friends with nil Strings and Primitive Values Garbage Collection Introspection Files Serialization Communicating Near and Far Exception Handling Threads Collection Patterns Delegation Pattern Provider/Subscriber Pattern Observer Pattern Model-View-Controller Pattern Lazy Initialization Pattern Factory Pattern Singleton Pattern Memory Management Mixing C and Objective-C Runtime
Android Essentials is a no–frills, no–nonsense, code–centric run through the guts of application development on Google's Mobile OS. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work. Covering the entirety of the Android catalog in less than 150 pages is simply impossible. Instead, this book focuses on just four main topics: the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location–based services, and networking. Thorough, complete, and useful work on the nuts and bolts of application development in Android Example driven and practically minded A tool for hobbyists and professionals who want to create production–quality applications
Gary Bennett, Brad Lees, Mitchell Fisher
It seems as if everyone is writing applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, but how do they all do it? It’s best to learn Objective-C, the native language of both the iOS and Mac OS X, but where to begin? Right here, even if you’ve never programmed before! Objective-C for Absolute Beginners will teach you how to write software for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Objective-C, an elegant and powerful language with a rich set of developer tools. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to build program logic, and how to write your own applications and apps. With over 50 collective years in software development and based on an approach pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University, the authors have developed a remarkably effective approach to learning Objective-C. Since the introduction of Apple’s iPhone, the authors have taught hundreds of absolute beginners how to develop Mac, iPhone,and iPad apps, including many that became popular apps in the iTunes App Store. What you’ll learn The fundamentals of computer programming: how to understand variables,design data structures, and work with file systems The logic of object-oriented programming: how to use Classes, Objects, and Methods The flexibility of Apple's developer tools: how to install Xcode and write programs in Objective-C The power of Cocoa and Cocoa touch: how to make Mac OS X applications or iOS apps that do cool stuff Who this book is for Everyone! This book is for anyone who wants to learn to develop applications for the Mac or apps for the iPhone and iPad using the Objective-C programming language. No previous programming experience is necessary. Table of Contents Becoming a Great iPhone/iPad or Mac Programmer Programming Basics It’s All About the Data Making Decisions About...and Planning Program Flow Object Oriented Programming with Objective-C Introducing Objective-C and Xcode Objective-C Classes, Objects, and Methods Programming Basics in Objective-C Comparing Data Creating User Interfaces with Interface Builder Memory, Addresses, and Pointers Debugging Programs with Xcode Storing Information Protocols and Delegates