Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK


  • Paperback
  • 508 pages
  • Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK (Beginning)
  • Dave Mark
  • English
  • 07 June 2016
  • 9781430216261

10 thoughts on “Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK (Beginning)

  1. Michael Michael says:

    The strength of this book was introducing me to the basics of iPhone development without a lot of confusion Objective C Cocoa Touch Xcode views and controllers and Navigation and TabBar controllers are all covered in a way that provided me with the confidence that I can do this stuffThen I try to write my first application that is on par with the examples from the book fall flat on my face and realize that copying and pasting code into my editor or worse transcribing from the book has taught me nothing The bulk of the book is taken up by code which belongs in a download living on the net and this code is then repeated amongst explanations This is a nice example of literate programming but that the literate part isn't in the code in comments At this point I realized that the true value of this book is the code examples themselves not the explanations The explanations are too simple to be very useful This is truly a book for beginnersThis text was very useful as a launchpad but very uickly I found myself getting out of the official Apple docsOnce past the chapters on controllers some of the chapters seem phoned in For example some of the gesture recognition code is broken while the text claims otherwise


  2. Chinarut Ruangchotvit Chinarut Ruangchotvit says:

    one of the better books out there it systematically goes through the basic mechanics of the SDK uite well I couldn't believe how many errors there were in the book so no surprise there's a new edition there is great forum support online but found the code still a bit buggy IMHO I don't think they needed the release of SDK3 as an excuse to write a new book I would give the new book out to everyone who trudged through the first one for being beta testers all in all dive in you'll get some good ideas my personal wish is for emphasis on solid software engineering principles the book would take the cake if it discussed even basics around version control and some really simple examples around how to build and run unit test cases I feel it would make a difference to seed these practices in early rather than as an afterthought and help improve the uality of app out there we all know how often they crash


  3. Elisabeth Elisabeth says:

    I am giving this book 2 stars primarily because while it is relatively straightforward to follow all the examples I found that I didn't learn many of the concepts in a deep way I followed steps without always understanding why I was doing what I was doing and as a result am having a tough time in some cases applying what I learned to other programs even similar ones I also found the lack of pictures to help explain concepts and steps really annoying There are plenty of pictures of the iPhone apps but none at all of programming concepts needed to understand at a deeper level and I'm a visual thinker so this really bothers meThe examples were a bit too contrived in many cases also


  4. James James says:

    I lost count of how many versions of Xcode and the iOS SDK I went through in my SLOW progress through this book but it was an excellent primer on iOS development The good thing about all the changes in software was that it forced me to debug deprecated methods and such So maybe slow wasn't all bad


  5. Leonard Leonard says:

    Good book if you're just getting started I looked at several other iPhone development books and they all pretty much cover the same topics However the authors of this book do a good job of combining theory code and explanations Don't expect to be an expert after reading this book however the online documentation on the developers website is a must read


  6. Jay Jay says:

    Excellent book Only thing I would add is exercises at the end of every chapterCertainly better than the Hillegass Cocoa book


  7. Reed Reed says:

    Chapters 8 9 killed this book for me A programming book should never state over and over well you'd really want to do this the normal way but we are going to show you OUR way Huge letdown


  8. Sara Czyzewicz Sara Czyzewicz says:

    Learn by example However being such a style of book some vital topics you may need for your project are missed Check the Table of Contents first Regardless a great starter book


  9. Dan Allen Dan Allen says:

    My first decent book about iPhone programming it wasn't too bad


  10. Robert Linnemann Robert Linnemann says:

    Good examples Working code I like this the best of all the iphone books I have


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