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Book 2: Flying With Objective-C - iOS App Development for Non-Programmers: The Series on How to Create iPhone & iPad Apps Paperback – March 4, 2013

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Kevin McNeish, winner of the 2012 Publishing Innovation Award, featured writer and blogger for iPhone Life magazine, is a highly acclaimed iOS trainer and conference speaker, as well as an award-winning app developer. Kevin has spent much of his software career making difficult concepts easy to understand. He has taken his vast experience accumulated in teaching his highly acclaimed iPhone & iPad classes, workshops, and boot camps for non-programmers and presented it to you in this book series.
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  • Series: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers
  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc; 1 edition (March 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988232715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988232716
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So, I was supposed to be an electronic engineer - a hardware guy.

While I was in college, I worked at a small company as I paid my way through school. Brian, the head of the software department, would tell me on a regular basis, " You know, I think you're a software guy!"

Hardware guys typically do not want to be software guys, so I just ignored it as good-natured harassment. Then one day I decided to get him off my back by giving it a try. As they say, the rest is history. I fell in love with writing software, and the honeymoon still isn't over.

I learned that writing software is a very creative process. In just a matter of hours, I could conceive an idea, create a software design and have it up and running on a computer.

The first software I wrote was a tutorial program that helped new computer users understand how a computer works (this was not long after the birth of the PC). I came up with the idea after watching new computer users give up on themselves before they started.

Since then, I've devoted teaching career to making difficult concepts easy to understand. So, when Apple released the iPhone and a platform for building Apps, I immediately started teaching classes to empower others to join this software revolution and share in the fun. Maybe you'll find you're a software "guy" too.


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I have tried to make my way through other Objective-C books, but this is the first book that actually assumes you know NOTHING about writing code. All the code samples work great and the explanations were very clear.

I was a little gun shy based on my previous experiences but after going through this book, I'm amazed what I was able to learn when some the concepts were broken down into language I could understand! I definitely need to re-read some of the more advanced chapters, but I've got the basics under my belt!

What I liked:
- The information on Object Lifetime and Memory Management REALLY helped me understand what's happening in memory. This chapter in the book has you work through exercises to fully understand how the new ARC memory management works.

- Well written. It's great to have basic concepts like variables, constants, classes, and objects explained in a way that I can actually understand them.

- Videos! What a great teaching tool to have videos showing the solutions to the exercises in the book.

What could be improved:
- There are places where the book explains how Objective-C and the Xcode editor used to work in previous versions, but I only plan to write Apps on the latest versions, so, for me this was unnecessary information
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I realize that XCode is updated faster than you can publish these books, but it seems even more confusing to give instruction on one way of doing things - only to be told shortly thereafter "oh, by the way, if you're running the most current version of Xcode - you don't have to do it this way anymore, but do it this way instead..." What?

The author explains things well, but gets sidetracked too many times which confused the heck out of me. Too many times, he says things like "you'll rarely need to do this, but I'm going to spend the next few pages explaining it to you anyway" or "here's the way things used to be done, and here's the way it's done nowadays". Why bother teaching us stuff that's outdated or rarely used? It just mucks up the learning process.

Still, this is the best of 4 different "beginner books" I've purchased. Sadly, he lost me around Chapter 10 (half way through).
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I bought this book because I wanted to try and create an iPhone app. I have a background in web design and self taught myself html, css, and bit of php so I thought this would be something I could undertake. I have zero experience with programming or anything like that. After reading the stellar reviews I bought this book.

After I got about halfway through this book I came to the decision that I will not be making an app anytime soon. In my opinion is it very hard to understand. Even after watching the video examples I found myself scratching my head and thinking wtf did I just read? As another reviewer said, he explains things and then turns around and says "but yeah we don't do it that way anymore". Then he goes on to another way that it is done now. It seems like this book has helped a lot of people here but as for me... not so much.
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This book is excellent. It's really beginner-friendly, and easy to understand.
But, I have experienced missing pages twice so far on iPad's Kindle App.

At the first time, I dismissed it by watching a solution video, which is provided at the end of each section.
Now I have another missing pages right before Exercise 6.1, and it looks like even the page that contains the solution video is missing.
I once deleted the book from my device, and tried re-downloading, but it didn't work.

I will recommend you to make sure this issue doesn't happen to you before you purchase.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you know the solution, or if you are experiencing the same issue.
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I have read Kochan's book on Objective-C, I have read the Big Nerd Ranch's book on Objective-C. I have also read Flying with Objective-C and there is only one that I would buy again. This is the very best book on Objective-C. Kevin McNeish has carefully considered the needs of the reader: to understand Objective-C from the ground up. The other books are written from the perspective of the writer, not the reader. Kevin carefully builds a solid foundation for understanding Objective-C principles and practice that also build your confidence. I can't say enough good about this book.
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I have read Objective C programming by The Big Nerd Ranch. I have read programming in Objective-C by Stephan G. Kochan. I have watched 20+ hours of Lynda.com Objective C programing videos. All of which I thought did a good job.

This is by far the most interesting, well laid out, and explained book I have found on Objective-C. Like other books, you will not learn to program unless you work thru problems and examples. The Author has found the right balance in using examples that keep you interested and motivated to learn more. The challenges find the right balance between not being too easy or so difficult that you become discouraged.

The only thing I would say is the format for this book is a lot easier to read on ibooks than it is on the Kindle. I ordered book 1 on the kindle, and this book on the ibook. Much better formatting for the book on the ibook app.
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