Iphone/Ipod Book

Looking for a good book to learn to program for the Iphone/Ipod

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Iphone/Ipod Book

Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:29 AM

I am looking for a good book so that I can learn to program for the Iphone/Ipod Touch, does anybody know of a good book I can look at??
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Re: Iphone/Ipod Book

Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:22 PM

This one looks good:
http://www.amazon.co...66016892&sr=1-8
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:56 PM

That book is the staple for beginners.
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Re: Iphone/Ipod Book

Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:42 AM

Do you know Objective-C?
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Re: Iphone/Ipod Book

Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:53 AM

No I am not familiar with Objective -C! Are their any websites that offer tutorials...kind of like what cplus plus .com does
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Re: Iphone/Ipod Book

Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:39 PM

There are many websites that offer tutorials. I personally favor http://www.iphonedevsdk.com Very knowledgeable people on that site but they can be a bit abrasive to newbies. I would do a little learning first. You probably know enough C++ to get you by on iphonedevsdk.

Try appsamuck.com they have many tutorials and sample code for beginners.

YouTube has a huge library of video tutorials for beginners, just search "iPhone development tutorials" and a thousand tutorials will come up.

Of course there is always http://developer.apple.com/iphone they provide a wealth of information and sample code, but you have to be a paid developer to access this information. The Apple site can be a bit overwhelming for a new developer trying to learn.
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Re: Iphone/Ipod Book

Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:30 AM

View Postathlon32, on 12 February 2010 - 03:22 PM, said:



I have this book, whilst it is a good book to learn from there are a few areas it doesn't cover very well, such as AddressBook integration and TableViews in grouped format. There are some good tutorials in there so I may recommend it. I did find that the book was too tutorial aimed and not enough concept focused. This meant that you could do a whole tutorial on one section but the moment you wanted to implement it yourself in a slightly different way, it was very hard to try and work around.

I would suggest having a look at the O'Reilly Series of books, mainly http://www.amazon.co...8047629&sr=1-4. This is a very good book and covers virtually every area that you will look at. A defo buy I would say (I also own this book).

For learning Objective C http://www.amazon.co...68047701&sr=1-4 is a good book (I own this too), however I found it easier to read through some posted tutorials on understanding the Syntax and Structure of Objective-C. Once you understand the Structure and syntax then the rest is pretty straight-forward from a learning perspective. It is all about learning the SDK.

Take extra notes on learning about Object Oriented Programming and Memory Management as these are essential areas for iPhone Development.

Hope this helps.

Matt

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