Synopses & Reviews
This book will give you a thorough grounding in the principal and supporting tools and technologies that make up the Xcode developer tools suite. Apple has provided a comprehensive collection of developer tools, and this is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone.Comprehensive coverage of all the Xcode developer tools Additional coverage of useful third-party development tools Not just a survey of features, but a serious examination of the complete development process for Mac OS X and iPhone applications What you?ll learn The book is holistic, providing a comprehensive sweep across the available development tools. The book is structured, taking a logical and progressive journey from the basics to a firm understanding of the purposes, benefits, and limitations of each component of Xcode's developer tools. The tone is friendly and accessible?we wouldn?t have it any other way. The book fills a niche?there is no other single book that focuses on this collection of developer tools. Who this book is for
All Mac OS X and iPhone developers who want to develop applications more efficiently by taking advantage of all the tools Apple offers in its Xcode suite, as well as many indispensable third-party tools. Table of Contents Introducing Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and the iPhone Introducing the Xcode Workspace 9 Interface Builder Core iPhone Tools Frameworks in Xcode Model-View-Controller in Xcode Debugging Your Xcode Projects Xcode Documentation Developing an Application Source-Code Management with Subversion Unit Testing in Xcode Monitoring, Analysis, and Performance Tools Support Tools for the Busy Developer Usability and Accessibility Packaging and Distribution
Apple s products have always had the reputation (richly deserved in my opinion) of providing the easiest to learn and richest working environment of any computer system. As Mac or iPhone users we are privileged: software that requires little time, effort, or documentation to become productive is the rule rather than the exception. Unfortunately, that rule hasn t historically extended to the tools and technologies used to create such programs. Learning to write software for the Mac has traditionally involved a major investment of intellectual effort and time in new tools, technologies, and techniques. I have thought for a long time that this is an essentially artificial barrier. Delivery in the sophisticated environment of the Mac and iPhone takes a lot of effort behind the scenes, and there is no doubt that learning to write software that works in such environments involves taking on a significant burden of new technologies and concepts. However, I believe that, with suitably accessible tools, and some good, clear, written guidance, creating great Mac and iPhone software should be within the grasp of most competent developers. With the latest release of the Xcode Developer Tools, the new developer has access to a formidable tool-chest for Mac and iPhone development that is easier to use than any previous version. The missing piece, to me, has always been a simple and clear description of the tools and technologies needed to write for the Mac and iPhone. That is why I have written this book."
Apple has provided a comprehensive collection of developer tools, and this is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone. The book is holistic and discusses all of the available development tools.
Learn Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and iPhone Development is the only book that covers all of the tools in Applea (TM)s developer toolkit for both Mac OS X and iPhone application development. So many developers are coming to Mac and iPhone and this is the book theya (TM)ll need to be productive and efficient in this rich environment.