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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (31 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143022505X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430225058
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 672,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dave Mark is a longtime Mac developer and author who has written a number of books on Mac and iOS development, including Beginning iPhone 4 Development (Apress, 2010), More iPhone 3 Development (Apress, 2010), Learn C on the Mac (Apress, 2008), The Macintosh Programming Primer series (Addison-Wesley, 1992), and Ultimate Mac Programming (Wiley, 1995). Dave loves the water and spends as much time as possible on it, in it, or near it. He lives with his wife and three children in Virginia.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ian K on 20 Jan 2010
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Jeff and Dave return with a follow up book to Beginning iPhone 3 Development and it picks up right from where the first book ended.

It's written in a similar style to the first book and is targeted towards developers who are comfortable with the concepts and material covered in that volume.

Nearly half the book is dedicated to Core Data, the new object persistence technology introduced with iPhone SDK 3.0. Although the Apple Documentation on Core Data is very comprehensive, these chapters provide a little extra hand-holding and guidance on this advanced technology.

The second half of the book covers a variety of additional API technologies including networking, mapkit and iPod library access. However by far the most useful section of this book deals with keeping your app responsive by using multi-threading and asynchronous operations. This is a tricky subject area and Jeff and Dave do a good job of explaining it all.

I'm an experienced developer and found this book useful and easy to skim to details despite being orientated towards novice-to-intermediate level programmers. That alone is quite an achievement, but the easy going writing style along with quality advice and information mean this is a solid investment for any iPhone developers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Moore on 15 Feb 2010
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As with their previous book, Dave and Jeff continue on with the fun, enjoyable style of writing that really takes the drag out of studying such a lot of information.

Well presented with clear examples and useful notes on pitfalls etc...

As a relative new-comer to iPhone development, from a development background on other platforms, I found this refreshing and enjoyable as well as deep and informative.

I can thoroughly recommend this and the others in the series.
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I've actually read this book a couple of months back but only got the chance now to sit down and write a review about it. Ok, iOS 4, iPad and iPhone 4 are now all out. First question is, is this book still relevant? Absolutely. If there is a newer edition to this one, with the newest iOS 4 updates get it. If not, it is still worth spending the £17 you pay for it. Although it would be nice to get more in-depth with the newer iOS 4 features like blocks which are the lambda versions on .Net. They would have been more convenient when writing fetched queries and manipulating the predicates.

So I gave the Beginning iPhone development full marks but questioned the cohesiveness of the and reusability of the chapters. Well More iPhone development is a direct response to those two criticism of mine. I believe the book shines from chapters 2-7 the Core Data chapters. It is true that this book is the continuation of what they have left of from the "Beginning". The core data chapters alone with the reusable codes designed by the authors is worth the price. These chapters are basically an extended layer above the Core Data API and pretty much fills the gap between Core Data and a generic object editor. What I am talking about here is the author's design and code of ManagedObjectEditor the heart and soul of of these chapters. The explanation of all the concepts leading to this piece of code is very well organized. But the beauty lies on it's re-usability: after you have modeled your tables using the data modeler, all you have to do in your code is alter a few specific parameters and voila, you have a fully functional singing and dancing database driven iPhone application without much hassle. What these chapter basically does is it tells you the guts of the author's extended Core Data layer.
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I have bought several of the iphone books from Apress all from different authors, but all of them have been useful guides and references. I bought this book primarily for the communications section that deals with communicating with other iphones. Although I mainly use the apple guideline documents during development I do find the Apress books handy in the way that they give a real world example of the problems and solutions. Some of these examples like most books do work on the most common implementations but you can certainly use the book to give you ideas on how to approach subjects in your code.

A good book full of handy hints and tips as well as good explanations. I'd say its a worth while read for both hobbyists and professionals alike.
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I have bought a lot of iPhone developing books, and now I have no doubt, These books, "More iPhone 3 Development" and "Beginnig iPhone Development" are the best for begin and then to become a true iPhone Developer. Go on boys!
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