Synopses & Reviews
Open the door to endless new app development possibilities
Pushing the Limits with iOS 5 Programming is an expert guide for developers aiming to create unique applications for Apple's iPad 2, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, which includes the latest version of the Apple iPhone SDK, iOS 5. This text goes beyond the basics to keep you ahead of the technology curve and spark your innovative nature to create seamless, functional, and fun apps. With a focus on advanced techniques for app development, you will learn to differentiate your apps from all the rest.
With this must-have book, you'll explore advanced coverage of a variety of development topics, such as developing with deep Objective-C, while you learn to create amazing applications for Apple's iPad 2, iPhone, and iPod touch. Veteran mobile developers and authors guide you through maximizing your programs as they delve into topics not commonly found elsewhere.
- Provides a solid foundation in the patterns of iOS
- Shares tips for running on multiple platforms and best using security services
- Discusses topics such as controlling multitasking, advanced text layout and more
- Demonstrates how to think differently with blocks and functional programming
- Teaches table view, performance, and money-making optimization
- Eliminates common challenges with memory management and iOS information flow
Pushing the Limits with iOS 5 Programming allows you to take on the future with confidence in your new, stand-out app design skills.
Expert guidance for building extraordinary applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!
iPhone's new SDK release for OS 5 contains new APIs that developers will want to use immediately as well as special features for building applications for enhanced cloud-based apps. With this must-have book, you?ll explore advanced coverage of a variety of development topics, such as developing with deep Objective-C, while you learn to create amazing applications for Apple?s iPad 2, iPhone, and iPod touch. Veteran mobile developers and authors guide you through maximizing your programs as they delve into topics not commonly found elsewhere.
- Details ways to keep control of multitasking and run on multiple platforms
- Explains how best to use security services
- Discusses key value observing
- Specifies how to make more money with in-app purchases
- Offers invaluable advice for pushing your applications to the limit
Pushing the Limits with iOS 5 Programming teaches you the essentials for creating amazing apps.
Table of Contents
Part I: What's New 7
Chapter 1 The Brand New Stuff 9
Chapter 2 Getting Comfortable with Xcode 4 15
Part II: Getting the Most Out of Every-Day Tools 35
Chapter 3 Everyday Objective-C 37
Chapter 4 Hold On Loosely: Cocoa Design Patterns 55
Chapter 5 Getting Table Views Right 75
Chapter 6 Better Drawing 107
Chapter 7 Layers Like an Onion: Core Animation 135
Chapter 8 Tackling Those Pesky Errors 159
Part III: The Right Tool for the Job 173
Chapter 9 Controlling Multitasking 175
Chapter 10 REST for the Weary 189
Chapter 11 Batten the Hatches with Security Services 213
Chapter 12 Running on Multiple iPlatforms and iDevices 237
Chapter 13 Internationalization and Localization 251
Chapter 14 Selling Past the Sale with In App Purchases 263
Part IV: Pushing the Limits 279
Chapter 15 Cocoa's Biggest Trick: Key-Value Coding and Observing 281
Chapter 16 Think Diff erent: Blocks and Functional Programming 299
Chapter 17 Going Offline 315
Chapter 18 Fancy Text Layout 335
Chapter 19 Building a (Core) Foundation 355
Chapter 20 Deep Objective-C 371