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iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps

iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps

Now you can overcome the vexing, real-life issues you confront when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. By making use of more than 100 new recipes in this updated cookbook, you’ll quickly learn the steps necessary for writing complete iOS apps, whether they’re as simple as a music player or feature a complex mix of animations, graphics, multimedia, a database, and iCloud storage.If you’re comfortable with iOS SDK, this cookbook will teach you how to use hundreds of iOS techn

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3 Responses to “iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps”

  1. mko "mko" says:
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I simply like the style, February 24, 2012
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    This review is from: iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps (Paperback)

    Some time ago I have reviewed iOS 4 Programming Cookbook. When this one appeared I was simply curious how does new face of “iOS Cooking” looks like. And I am pretty amazed.

    First of all, parts of the book were redesigned. Big plus here. First chapter was redesigned such way it now gently introduces into XCode and Objective-C development. In iOS 5 Cookbook, you basically start with very simple examples and move towards more complicated stuff. Nevertheless, I still suggest buying book dedicated strictly to Objective-C in case you haven’t used this language before.

    The same refers to Networking related chapter. It was really improved. In this edition, titles of chapters give you detailed overview of what you can expect in networking related sections of the book.

    Operations and threads from “iOS 4 Cook Book” as well as the content of “Concurrent Programming in Mac OS X and iOS” book are now packed into single chapter: “Concurrency”. If you have bought “Concurrent Programming in Mac OS X and iOS” you will find this material duplicated. However, in case of people who will start with iOS 5 Programming Cookbook, this is a plus, as you have everything in one place.

    I enjoyed the style of the book before, and I enjoy it now. However, there are few things you will miss. First of all, when it comes to CoreData related topics, you will miss recipes for model versioning. And this topic is a must. Especially in a cookbook. Sooner or later, your data model will evolve and you will face it. Another thing you will probably miss are Instruments. If you came to place were the efficiency plays a role, you wont’ find help here. These are the only reasons I am giving here 4 stars instead of 5.

    I would suggest to a friend. Definitely.

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  2. db23 "db98" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great, but missing something., February 17, 2012
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    This review is from: iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps (Paperback)

    As a seasoned developer who is new to iOS, Objective-C and XCode, this is the second book I’ve read on those subjects, the first being Programming iOS 5 (Early Release ebook edition) from O’Reilly. That book was good (if you can get past that author’s fiction-like writing style), but I needed something more in the cookbook style of quick and to-the-point examples. And this Cookbook delivers just that! The author’s writing is clear, concise, and accurate. Too bad he didn’t write the Programming iOS 5 book.

    As the title of this review hints at, I was somewhat surprised that this book did not cover the topics of “wiring up” UI elements in Interface Builder through the use of IBOutlets and IBActions. If it had that topic, I would have given it a full five-star rating. So if you want details on that subject, which I’ve come to realize is a key part to developing iOS apps in XCode, you’ll want another book to cover that. Fortunately the Programming iOS 5 O’Reilly book covers this in full detail.

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  3. ahmed mohamed says:
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I recommend this book to other people, March 17, 2012
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    This review is from: iOS 5 Programming Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Apps (Paperback)

    Bought this a few days ago. I got the previous edition of the same book but this edition is a complete revamp of iOS 4 Cookbook from this author. This one includes storyboards, ARC and many more iOS 5 specific features so I’m very happy. Couldn’t ask for more

    The chapters that I like the most are chapters 1 and 2 simply because they are very easy to understand and y’all about cocoa touch fundamentals and UI components. After these, my fav chapter is the concurrency chapter since I’ve always been behind on that subject but am starting to grasp it better every day by reading this book and practicing.

    I asked for some new features in the last review I left on the book and almost all of them are included in this edition. For next edition how about some information about Git in Xcode? I use GitHub to store my projects and I know Xcode does support Git but I have never been able to understand how to use that feature. I know this is not directly related to iOS development so any information about Git in the next release will be appreciated.

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