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Beginning iOS 6 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It manages three key achievements that are rare in books:
(1) it assumes the reader knows *something*, so doesn't waste pages explaining things that anyone interested could find on google in 10 seconds.
(2) introduces material in manageable incremental steps. Almost all other books I've seen in this area tend to start dumb and after 30 pages skyrocket into the unknown, leaving me to watch the trail and wonder where it's all going.
(3) Avoids trying to go too deep into some bizarre specific point for "those interested", since all that can achieve for beginners is confusion. In other words, it's written for whom it says : beginners.
Well done to the writers. Thoroughly recommended. So much so, I will be looking into other books from these authors.
Specifically, there are sections of code that are highlighted in the print version that need to be removed from your own code as the authors show how an app develops ... they are highlighted by strike-through text. This appears as normal text on the kindle. So you have to figure out yourself which bits to remove and which to add.
I would give three stars for the kindle version - and five for the print.
I highly recommend this book. Oh yes, and one more comment on the Kindle edition. There's no issues with the fonts, the new stuff you'll have to add is bold face, I had no issues whatsoever typing in the example code.
I've only had the book a few days and I'm already on Chapter 6 - I've been working along with the writers and built a few little apps. Already I've made great progress and I'm understanding the concepts very well.
With regards to Objective C - I strongly recommend against relying on this book to teach you Objective C, and certainly if you are completely new to programming, this is not the book for you. I'm a previous software developer and have come from both a web development and C++ background, so I understand the concepts but some of the Objective C language specifics are new to me. The book does assume you have a working knowledge of Objective C and doesn't really take the time to explain any of the language fundamentals.
Probably one of the only cons of this book I can think of is that it is very verbose. I find that while the writing style of the authors is humorous, they do "waffle on" a bit.Read more ›
I can't speak for the experienced users out there but for any proper beginners thinking of buying this book it well worth the money!
Some slight direction assumed leading to incorrect judgement. Now that xCode has been updated, mostly to take into account the new iPad 3, there are a few updates needed in the book to keep up. Some coding is now automatic and when duplicating "Views", for instance from portrait to landscape, the buttons are also duplicated. Don't forget to move your buttons on the duplicated portrait before changing it to landscape or you may not be able to re-position lost buttons.
All-in-all, very good!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Because of a terrible index it's almost impossible to find anything in this book. So, as reference material, it's hopeless.
A good third of the book is devoted to layouts. Read more
I'm catching up on the latest iOs innovations (until iOs 7...) and this was a great book for catching up. Read morePublished on 26 July 2013 by Mr. N. Mckenna
Although I am an experienced developer (more than twenty years experience in a variety of languages and frameworks) I have always thought the learning curve for objective-C and... Read morePublished on 30 Jun. 2013 by Bart Barnard
I tried video tutorials on Lynda.com for iOS Dev which were quite good. But after buying this, I can honestly say that nothing can compare to having a book that brings a beginner... Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2013 by Cordo
I'm a PHP developer, I struggled to find a good online resource for learning iOS, the mac developer tutorials were quite hard for me to follow
This book helped me make... Read more
It is well structured but the explanation and instructions are not always clear or complete. It goes too fast at beginning and slow when unnecessary.Published on 17 April 2013 by RKB
This is a very well written book: I read every page - which is not something I can say about every book I've bought on programming! Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2012 by T. Powell
It looks like a good book. It promises a support forum, since this stuff is complicated. But when an example doesn't work, you try the support forum, and it isn't there. Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2012 by John Dallman
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