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Two New iOS 4 Titles from O'Reilly Media

January 25, 2011


We have two new books on iOS 4 available for review this week: Learning the iOS 4 SDK for JavaScript Programmers and iOS 4 Programming Cookbook. Contact me with the titles you're interested in reviewing, as well as details on where you'll post your review.

—Gretchen Giles, gretchen@oreilly.com

New Titles from O'Reilly

Learning the iOS 4 SDK for JavaScript Programmers
by Danny Goodman
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Is it possible for JavaScript programmers to learn the iPhone SDK and live to tell the tale? Technology guru Danny Goodman did, and in this book he leaves a well-marked trail for you to follow. Goodman understands the challenges you might face with the SDK, and he introduces Xcode, Objective-C, and Cocoa Touch in a context you'll readily understand. If you're a JavaScript programmer and want to take advantage of the iPhone and iPad, iOS 4 SDK is your tool—and this is your book. Includes full coverage of iOS SDK 4.2.

"I see frequent frustrations with the limitations of web app development on the iOS platform," says Goodman. "There are many bright people with good app ideas out there, but who are frustrated with the hurdles of getting to know a radically different programming environment. They aspire to native iOS programming, but are put off by how much they have to learn. This title is the booster rocket to scale the learning curve. This is the book I wished I had had to get me into iOS SDK programming."

iOS 4 Programming Cookbook
by Vandad Nahavandipoor
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You can build a variety of amazing apps on the iOS platform—and every one of them presents a unique set of problems. With the recipes in this cookbook, you'll go beyond theory to solve the vexing, real-life issues you're likely to face when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Complete with solutions for problems faced by beginning, intermediate, and advanced developers, this book will take you from concept all the way to the App Store.

With this book, you will:
  • Work with Objective-C classes, objects, properties, delegates, and memory management
  • Construct a user interface with gesture recognizers
  • Develop location-aware applications with the Map Kit and Core Location APIs
  • Build apps that play audio and video, manage calendars and events, access contacts and groups, or tap into the Photo Library
  • Use the Core Motion framework to access the accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Maintain persistent storage for iOS apps with the Core Data framework
  • Create multitasking-aware apps that let users leave and return without losing their place

For a review copy or more information please email gretchen@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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