Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 1st edition (June 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672335875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335877
eBook Description:

Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours

XCode 4.2 offers unprecedented power and flexibility to every OS X or iOS developer. Now that it’s available on the Mac App Store, thousands of new users are diving in – and XCode 4.2’s radical innovations mean that even experienced developers must start fresh. Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours is the friendly, easy guide to XCode 4.2 for every Apple developer, regardless of experience. In just 24 quick lessons, it covers everything from basic project organization to advanced reuse and testing, helping developers optimize workflows and build highly reliable software.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours will help you achieve breakthrough productivity with Apple’s new Xcode 4.3+ development environment for OS X and iOS devices. Every lesson introduces new concepts and builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

XCode 4.2 offers unprecedented power and flexibility to every OS X or iOS developer. Now that it’s available on the Mac App Store, thousands of new users are diving in – and XCode 4.2’s radical innovations mean that even experienced developers must start fresh. Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours is the friendly, easy guide to XCode 4.2 for every Apple developer, regardless of experience. In just 24 quick lessons, it covers everything from basic project organization to advanced reuse and testing, helping developers optimize workflows and build highly reliable software.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours will help you achieve breakthrough productivity with Apple’s new Xcode 4.3+ development environment for OS X and iOS devices. Every lesson introduces new concepts and builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Xcode 4 development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Printed in full color-figures and code appear as they do in Xcode 4.3+

  • Master the MVC design pattern at the heart of iOS and OS X development
  • Use Xcode project templates to get a head start on advanced application features
  • Efficiently use the Xcode Code Editor and get fast, contextually-aware answers with the built-in help system
  • Use iOS Storyboards to visually describe an application’s workflow
  • Get started with Core Data to simplify data management and data-driven user interfaces
  • Use frameworks and libraries to package functionality and promote time-saving code reuse
  • Use Git and Subversion source control for managing distributed projects
  • Prepare Unit tests and use the Xcode debugger to keep your projects error free
  • Package your apps for the App Store
  • Use the command-line Xcode tools for scripting and build automation

Features

  • The complete XCode 4.2 hands-on tutorial: fully covers XCode 4.2’s radically revamped toolset, from Code Editor and Interface Builder to Source Control and beyond
  • Extensive advanced coverage includes frameworks, libraries, universal iOS apps, CoreData, unit tests, targets, workspaces, Dashcode, and much more
  • Step-by-step instructions, examples, quizzes, exercises, tips, and shortcuts

XCode 4.2 offers unprecedented power and flexibility to every OS X or iOS developer. Now that it’s available on the Mac App Store, thousands of new users are diving in – and XCode 4.2’s radical innovations mean that even experienced developers must start fresh. Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours is the friendly, easy guide to XCode 4.2 for every Apple developer, regardless of experience. In just 24 quick lessons, it covers everything from basic project organization to advanced reuse and testing, helping developers optimize workflows and build highly reliable software.

Apple technology expert John Ray covers all this, and more:

  • Using XCode 4.2 with Objective-C, Cocoa, and MVC
  • Creating, organizing, and managing projects and files
  • Working with the Code Editor * Designing interfaces and linking them to code
  • Using source control
  • CoreData modeling and coding
  • Leveraging frameworks and libraries
  • Building OS X software and universal iOS apps
  • Unit testing, debugging, and code analysis
  • Using targets, schemes, and workspaces
  • Building widgets with Dashcode

Step-by-step instructions walk through common questions, issues, and tasks… Quizzes and Exercises test readers’ knowledge… “Did You Know?” tips offer insider advice and shortcuts… “Watch Out!” alerts help avoid problems. By the time readers are finished, they won’t just be familiar with XCode 4.2: they’ll know how to use it to write outstanding software.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Xcode 4 in 24 Hours will help you achieve breakthrough productivity with Apple’s new Xcode 4.3+ development environment for OS X and iOS devices. Every lesson introduces new concepts and builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

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