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Marcus Zarra is the owner of Zarra Studios, LLC and the creator of seSales and iWeb Buddy. In addition, he is a coauthor of Cocoa Is My Girlfriend, a wildly popular blog covering all aspects of Cocoa development. Zarra has been developing software since the mid-1980s and has written software in all the major technological fields.
Matt Long has been in the software industry since 1996. He has developed software with a wide array of technologies and platforms in addition to OS X and the iPhone, including Unix, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft .NET. His experience on these other platforms makes him uniquely qualified to help other programmers who are themselves making the transition to the Mac OS X and iPhone using Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. In addition, he writes for the Cocoa Is My Girlfriend blog, which demonstrates usage of not only Core Animation but many other technologies related to Mac OS X and the iPhone.
As a newbie I was banging my head against the wall trying to get some CALayer animations on an iPad working the way I wanted them to. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by Marc B. Gamble
I found this book to be very clearly written with good examples. It answered a lot of my questions and provided a solid overview of all major topics.Published on February 9, 2011 by Adam
This book is very good, but what i love most from it, is the printing quality, all the book is in color, with nice shiny paper, it's a very beautiful made book. Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by antovasa
This book is merely about 230 pages, all color printed. In my opinion, full color printing is a complete waste. Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Kinderchocolate
Marcus Zarra and Matt Long's CORE ANIMATION offers an in-depth programmer's discussion for Mac OS X/iPhone developers and covers Core Animation's layers, views, and effects. Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by Midwest Book Review