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Pro IOS Table Views: For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch [Paperback]

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5 Mar 2012 1430233486 978-1430233480 1
If you're an iOS app developer, chances are you'll be using table views in your development projects. Table views are the bread and butter of iOS apps. With them, you can create everything from the simplest of lists to fully tricked-out user interfaces. Table views are one of the most complex components found in UIKit. While using them for boring standard user interfaces is quite simple, customizing them can become really challenging. Pro iOS Table Views takes a task-oriented focus to assist you when implementing customized table views. Although it delves deeply into the Table View API, you can always decide in which level of detail you want to dive in. It's aimed to be a great reference and customization cookbook at the same time, useful for beginners as well as intermediate developers. Covers the entire Table View API in depth Covers customization and performance topics in depth Task-oriented reference with multiple levels of detail What you'll learn The anatomy of tables and cells The design patterns that power the table view How to create and configure table views How to customize every last little detail of the table view How to use table views on the iPad Advanced tips and tricks for performance and killer user interfaces The latest updates in iOS 5 and how to exploit them Who this book is for The book is targeted at iOS developers who need to customize Table Views. The information is divided into several layers of detail. While the book covers complex customization topics and user interaction techniques, it provides the fundamental basics needed for customization. Both beginners and intermediate developers will find great value in this book as a helpful reference, at hand to quickly refresh their knowledge at any given time. Table of Contents Part 1: The background and the basics Chapter 1 Table views from the ground up Chapter 2 How the table fits together Chapter 3 Feeding the table with data Part 2: W

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH; 1 edition (5 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430233486
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430233480
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,121,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tim Duckett designs and builds software with tools such as Objective-C and Ruby on Rails. Having been online since the early 1990s, he's worked with all kinds of clients in all kinds of sectors. Along the way he picked up an MBA and is a certified project manager, but asks that you don't hold those against him. He lives in Sheffield in the UK with his family and far too many pets. In his spare time, he walks the dog, enjoys single malts, takes photos, and dismantles gadgets. You can find him online at, and on places including Twitter and GitHub as timd.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for iOS developers 31 Aug 2012
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If you're going to write Apps you really need to understand table views. Tim Duckett's book deconstructs table views making it easy to understand how the cells are put together and how the delegate methods feed your tables with data and keeps scrolling smooth no matter how much data there is to scroll through!
Once you've taken this on board Tim goes into using custom cells and gestures. I also found the section on searching really valuable; I added a SearchDisplayController to a table view which caused the App to crash! This book showed me how to wire up the SearchDisplayController correctly, fixing the problem.
A great book that has enhanced my iOS programming in all areas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to connect Core Data to Your Tables... 20 April 2012
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This book is extremely coherent. Until I started reading Duckett's book, I have been doing my best to connect Core Data to my tables, but it hasn't been easy to figure out where the data goes, where the interactions go, etc.

Finally, I have CLEAR, ENJOYABLE explanations of all of the table issues with RELEVANT, perfectly-timed code examples that consistently work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars job well done 13 May 2012
By kh - Published on
It's a well-written book. Text is easy to follow. I really like the way steps are outlined prior to the solution. It has a good mix of theory and code. It has some nice diagrams to explain core concepts. Using xcode 4.3.2, I was able to follow along without any issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, clear and precise. 10 Oct 2012
By Enrique Nanez - Published on
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An excellent resource for iOS developers. It is the opposite to many books I've read in that it focuses on a single topic and by doing that does a terrific job. The author takes time to explain concepts and techniques, and also has succinct examples that illustrate the techniques. In the end, you will not only master tables, but learn a great deal about iOS internals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for iOS Application Developers! 15 Jun 2012
By Brian W. Capeloto, MD - Published on
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This book is a MUST read for anyone who is serious about iOS programming and application development! Table views are really the quintessential application paradigm for navigating, parsing and data organization for almost any serious project which is heavy on information delivery, and Tim Duckett does a beautiful, spot-on job in explaining the lot of it. Table views and cells are tricky in their implementation, and not at all intuitive even for seasoned object-oriented programmers. Read this book cover to cover, and do all the sample coding yourself -- and you will come out an iOS superhero! Well worth the investment, and actually a very fun read as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book. Buy it and Dive Right In. 25 May 2013
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I'm stopping reading this book about two-thirds the way in to give this author the accolades he deserves. I hope my review helps him with regards to sales... because he deserves it. And, you deserve to know about this book if you're interested in learning to program these devices. I wish all technical books were written with this clarity. The book is comprehensive yet easy enough for a child to grasp. Without babbling on, if you are serious about learning to program the iPhone/iPad, do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK! Thanks goes out to the author for sharing this material in such a well thought out, digestible way! Best wishes.
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