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Bill Dudney is a husband, father, coder, and teacher. He has been doing Objective-C since 1989 when he first encountered a NeXT cube, and has several apps on the store through his company, Gala Factory Software LLC. When he is not writing books or teaching people about iOS, he likes to ski and hike in the high country of Summit County, Colorado. You can connect with him on Twitter at @bdudney.
The book describes well how to use the Core Animation framework in Cocoa applications to make the user interface more attractive.
So just going through the document without even understanding what works and doesn't work on a specific platform is asking for too much for an introduction book.
Another thing is ... Even tough CoreAnimation API is not mac OS X or iPhone OS exclusive I was expecting more iPhone samples (As the title might suggest).
I am using Quartz-2D in my application. Example with Quartz-2D not included. I hope some will be included in future editions.Published 10 months ago by Yohannes Woldemariam
I got this book following reading some mostly positive reviews and because needing to grasp the technology while jumping with time constraints I wanted to find an effective way to... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Nick de Plume
While the writing itself is adequate, other aspects of the book (e.g. editing and printing) are so poor that they make the book a great deal less useful than it might have been-... Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by I am the Torus
I wrote up a long, detailed breakdown of the failures of this book on my blog at [....], but here's the short version. Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by Christopher Drum
Core Animation is a powerful new Apple technology that debuted with Mac OS X Leopard. As it was later revealed, it was a technology that originated for the iPhone. Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by Eric Wing
I am an iPhone developer. I purchased this book in order to learn more about the animation capabilities of the platform.
The book is written horribly. Read more
Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone: Creating Compelling Dynamic User Interfaces (Pragmatic Programmers)
This books is all about Core Animation. Read more
The author clearly understands Core Animation (CA) technology, and his selection of topics provides an interesting overview of CA. Read morePublished on March 14, 2009 by JH
Bill does a great job explaining Core Animation in this book. I initially picked up this book to get a better understanding of animation for iPhone development and have not been... Read morePublished on February 25, 2009 by T. Hoag