Learn Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and iPhone Development

By Ian Piper

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This book will give you a thorough grounding in the principal and supporting tools and technologies that make up the Xcode Developer Tools suite. It is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-7221-2
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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Full Description

This book will give you a thorough grounding in the principal and supporting tools and technologies that make up the Xcode developer tools suite. Apple has provided a comprehensive collection of developer tools, and this is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all the Xcode developer tools
  • Additional coverage of useful third-party development tools
  • Not just a survey of features, but a serious examination of the complete development process for Mac OS X and iPhone applications

What you’ll learn

  • The book is holistic, providing a comprehensive sweep across the available development tools.
  • The book is structured, taking a logical and progressive journey from the basics to a firm understanding of the purposes, benefits, and limitations of each component of Xcode’s developer tools.
  • The tone is friendly and accessible—we wouldn’t have it any other way.
  • The book fills a niche—there is no other single book that focuses on this collection of developer tools.

Who this book is for

All Mac OS X and iPhone developers who want to develop applications more efficiently by taking advantage of all the tools Apple offers in its Xcode suite, as well as many indispensable third-party tools.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and the iPhone
  2. Introducing the Xcode Workspace 9 Interface Builder
  3. Core iPhone Tools
  4. Frameworks in Xcode
  5. Model-View-Controller in Xcode
  6. Debugging Your Xcode Projects
  7. Xcode Documentation
  8. Developing an Application
  9. Source-Code Management with Subversion
  10. Unit Testing in Xcode
  11. Monitoring, Analysis, and Performance Tools
  12. Support Tools for the Busy Developer
  13. Usability and Accessibility
  14. Packaging and Distribution
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