iOS/OS X Development

Get up and running with Swift — swiftly

Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow instructions, Swift For Dummies shows new and existing programmers how to quickly port existing Objective-C applications into Swift and get into the swing of the new language like a pro. Designed from the ground up to be a simpler programming language, it's never been easier to get started creating apps for the iPhone or iPad, or applications for Mac OS X.

Inside the book, you'll find out how to set up Xcode for a new Swift application, use operators, objects, and data types, and control program flow with conditional statements. You'll also get the scoop on creating new functions, statements, and declarations, learn useful patterns in an object-oriented environment, and take advantage of frameworks to speed your coding along. Plus, you'll find out how Swift does away with pointer variables and how to reference and dereference variables instead.

  • Set up a playground development environment for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and wearable computers
  • Move an existing Objective-C program to Swift
  • Take advantage of framework components and subcomponents
  • Create an app that uses location, mapping, and social media

Whether you're an existing Objective-C programmer looking to port your code to Swift or you've never programmed for Apple in the past, this fun and friendly guide gets you up to speed swiftly.

Learning Objective-C Programming (NEW Edition for 2014)

A Practical Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills

In this project-based Learning Objective-C Programming video tutorial series, you'll quickly have relevant skills for real-world applications.

Follow along with Jesse Feiler in this training course to get:

  1. Concise, informative and broadcast-quality Learning Objective-C Programming training videos delivered to your desktop
  2. The ability to learn at your own pace with our intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  3. A quick grasp of even the most complex Learning Objective-C Programming subjects because they're broken into simple, easy to follow tutorial videos

Practical working files further enhance the learning process and provide a degree of retention that is unmatched by any other form of Learning Objective-C Programming tutorial, online or offline... so you'll know the exact steps for your own projects.

iOS App Development For Dummies

If you’ve got incredible iOS ideas, get this book and bring them to life!

iOS 7 represents the most significant update to Apple’s mobile operating system since the first iPhone was released, and even the most seasoned app developers are looking for information on how to take advantage of the latest iOS 7 features in their app designs. That’s where iOS App Development For Dummies comes in! Whether you’re a programming hobbyist wanting to build an app for fun or a professional developer looking to expand into the iOS market, this book will walk you through the fundamentals of building a universal app that stands out in the iOS crowd.

  • Walks you through joining Apple’s developer program, downloading the latest SDK, and working with Apple’s developer tools
  • Explains the key differences between iPad and iPhone apps and how to use each device’s features to your advantage
  • Shows you how to design your app with the end user in mind and create a fantastic user experience
  • Covers using nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much more

There’s no time like now to tap into the power of iOS – start building the next big app today with help from iOS App Development For Dummies!

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Sams Teach Yourself Core Data in 24 Hours

 

Jesse Feiler's latest book, Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours is now available from Amazon and other bookstores. 

The second edition has been revised to include the latest updates to Objective-C as well as Xcode 4.3.

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Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C in 24 Hours

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language, and start using it to write powerful native applications for both Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities… make the most of its powerful implementation of objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, threading, and a whole lot more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

 

Order now from Amazon.

 

Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

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