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iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
(4th Edition)

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This one has it all. The basics we shared in our popular Beginning iPhone Bootcamp with all the essential facets of iPhone application development. Read the guide, and you’ll have the confidence - and skills - to take on any iPhone projects of your own.

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About the Book

iPhone Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is based on Big Nerd Ranch's Beginning iPhone Bootcamp and takes the same approach as our tried and true classes: learning the necessary programming concepts by actually building appllications.

About the Authors

Joe Conway is the senior iPhone instructor at the Big Nerd Ranch and has been consulting on the iPhone platform since its creation. A University of Wisconsin graduate, he has been writing Objective-C and Cocoa code since the dawn of OS X. Joe wrote the materials for the exceptionally popular Big Nerd Ranch iPhone Bootcamp, which eventually evolved into this book.

Aaron Hillegass is the founder of Big Nerd Ranch. A former employee at NeXT and Apple, he has twenty years experience with Objective-C and Cocoa. Aaron wrote "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X," the standard text on developing Mac applications.

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“Mark and Aaron's Core Mac OS X and Unix Programming quickly became my favorite development book. It was the first book to cover the advanced topics not discussed elsewhere. I excitedly read it from cover to cover, eagerly eating up the information on topics I had never examined before. Advanced Mac OS X Programming is an incredible sequel, covering the new Mac OS X technologies that have emerged since. This book goes into a level of detail not offered by other documentation, but also includes easy to follow examples. After reading it, you'll impress your peers with your clear understanding of advanced Mac OS X programming.”

— John A. Vink, television host and software engineer