iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide5th Edition


iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools and techniques for developing iOS applications, giving you the know-how and confidence you need to tackle iOS apps of your own. Based on our Beginning iOS bootcamp, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem.

About the Book

In this edition, updated for Swift 2.0, iOS 9 and Xcode 7, the authors cover everything from creating an Xcode project to controlling animations, Core Data and more. You'll gain an understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you've learned.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter 1: A Simple iOS Application
  3. Chapter 2: The Swift Language
  4. Chapter 3: Views and View Hierarchy
  5. Chapter 4: Text Input and Delegation
  6. Chapter 5: View Controllers
  7. Chapter 6: Programmatic Views
  8. Chapter 7: Localization
  9. Chapter 8: Controlling Animations
  10. Chapter 9: UITableView and UITableViewController
  11. Chapter 10: Editing UITableView
  12. Chapter 11: Subclassing UITableViewCell
  13. Chapter 12: Stack Views
  14. Chapter 13: UINavigationController
  15. Chapter 14: Camera
  16. Chapter 15: Saving, Loading, and Application States
  17. Chapter 16: Size Classes
  18. Chapter 17: Touch Events and UIResponder
  19. Chapter 18: UIGestureRecognizer and UIMenuController
  20. Chapter 19: Web Services
  21. Chapter 20: Collection Views
  22. Chapter 21: Core Data
  23. Chapter 22: Core Data Relationships
  24. Chapter 23: Afterword

About the Authors

Christian Keur's Bio Pic

Christian Keur is a senior instructor and software engineer at Big Nerd Ranch, where he maintains the course materials for our Beginning iOS bootcamp. Christian earned a degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology and can often be found wandering around Atlanta, glancing up at the stars or reading a book.

Aaron Hillegass' Bio Pic

Aaron Hillegass, founder of Big Nerd Ranch and a former employee at NeXT and Apple, has nearly two decades of experience in programming and teaching Objective-C, Cocoa, and, more recently, iOS. Aaron is co-author of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X and Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide.