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A great book, ruined by silly mistakes,
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This review is from: Head First iPhone and iPad Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone and iPad (Paperback)
I love the Head First series of books. The writing style, real-world examples and pace of learning are all pretty much spot on. This book is no exception and, as long as you have some knowledge of an OO programming language, you should be fine with Objective-C.
Where I have an issue with this particular book is that it has quite a few mistakes. There are bits of code which have bugs, or which don't actually do anything, there's even a spelling mistake in one of the crosswords. This left a slightly sour taste because the last thing you want to be doing when you're learning a new development platform is spending a couple of hours searching for a solution to a bug which shouldn't even be there!
Also, the downloadable code is confusing. Often it's split into folders named 'part1', 'part2' etc but the book doesn't refer to any 'parts' so you have to guess at which folder the author is referring to.
For the most part this is a very good introduction into iOS development and I certainly do not regret buying it. I just wish it had been proofread a few more times before going to print.