Decoding the iOS6 SDK

Decoding the iOS6 SDK

Mark Harmonds

Language: English

Pages: 360

ISBN: 2:00151179

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Decoding the iOS 6 SDK is written for intermediate iOS developers who want to quickly get up to speed with the iOS 6 SDK and all the fundamental changes that occurred to Xcode and the iOS device landscape in 2012.

Beginning iOS developers who understand the fundamentals of the SDK and Xcode will also benefit from reading this work.

The book follows a non-linear format that allows the reader to decide how much time to spend on any given topic. This is accomplished by dividing each chapter into a “Theoretical Overview” section and a “Tutorial Project” section.

While it’s certainly possible to read the entire book from cover-to-cover (we think you’ll enjoy doing so!), it’s also possible to simply read the “Theoretical Overview” of each chapter to get a high- level understanding of the iOS 6 SDK changes, and then go back and focus in on the most relevant or interesting tutorial projects on a more selective basis.

Regardless of how you approach the book, expect to learn about the most essential aspects of developing with the iOS 6 SDK, Xcode, and all the iOS devices released from Cupertino in 2012.

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