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Head First iPhone and iPad Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone and iPad Paperback – January 6, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1449316570 ISBN-10: 1449316573 Edition: Third Edition

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Product Details

  • Series: Head First
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Third Edition edition (January 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449316573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449316570
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Pilone is a Senior Software Architect with Blueprint Technologies, Inc. He has designed and implemented systems for Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He also teaches project management and software design and engineering at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. Dan is the author of several books on software development, including UML 2.0 in a Nutshell and UML 2.0 Pocket Reference (O'Reilly).

Tracey Pilone, a licensed Civil Engineer, is a freelance technical writer who has worked on mission planning and RF analysis software for the Navy. She has a Civil Engineering degree from Virgina Tech and a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia.


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My least favorite item in this book was where they would provide pieces of code and expect you to add the missing pieces.
fbara
Just because it didn't work for me does not mean it's not a good approach that will help some people get started "Heads First" with iOS app development.
Stephanie Sullivan
He's a great developer, so his endorsement carries a lot of weight with me and I decided to check this book out as an intro for iOS development.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Admiral on February 8, 2014
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After waiting an extra year for the 3rd edition to come out, what a disappointment. I was hoping for the 2nd edition, updated for iOS 7 and xCode 5. Didn't happen. This edition is so full of missing details, cut-and-paste errors from previous versions of MaxOS or Xcode or Obj-C code (the code on page doesn't match the same code on the previous page). Very sloppy editing. Very frustrating. And it's only half the size of the 2nd edition. They trimmed out all the great examples and details and richness of the UI from the 2nd edition, and left us with a cursory overview that's maddeningly frustrating to use because of the omissions and errors. Definitely not up to the quality expected from the "Head First" library. I'm returning it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fabricio Santi Roque on February 10, 2014
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I have read the second edition, and in comparison with it, this third edition has fewer pages and does not have a chapter dedicated to iPad. From Chapter 6 (Core Data), examples are confusing and more on "autopilot" - the reader have less to program and basically just need to read source code. I love the Head First series, but this is one of the its worst books. The good side is that it's updated to iOS 7.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. Sanders VINE VOICE on April 22, 2014
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I program a lot, and I've built some iPhone/iPad apps a while back when you could still use ActionScript 3.0 with a special Flash interfaces for iPhones and iPads. However, that went the way of the Dodo bird, and I've been pretty dormant in the Apple Developer community for a while, and so when I started this book, I took it as a fresh start. I've kept my Xcode up to date, and while I chafe under the rigamarole that Apple puts its developers through with certificates and other stuff that is part of their "system," I'm willing to put up with it because developing mobile apps on iPhone and iPads is important to my work.

In reviewing this book, separating the frustrating system Apple has for iOS developers and this book's contents is vital. With a chip on my shoulder about all of the hoops I need to jump through for getting and using the Xcode IDE and Apple Developer status, I was extra careful not to blame it on the book. However, since the book purports to guide one through the app development process they needed to get it right, especially jumping in. Up to a point they did....about the first 8 pages.

I'm a big fan of the Head First series; Java Design Patterns being my absolute favorite. While learning design patterns will test any programmer's mettle, the HF Design Patterns did guide the reader not only through the "doing" of design patterns but the reasons behind each design pattern used. A generation of programmers are grateful to both the HF series and the Freemans for their wonderful book. In other books in the series, I've had similar success, but I've noticed that some of the books are lacking in both programming quality and use of the HF "system.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By For Real on April 17, 2014
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I'm making my first foray into iOS programming, and this is the very first book I've read. The head first approach uses an irreverent method for teaching programming. While it makes programming less serious, I'm not sure if it's a good thing. Certainly, I dread boring textbooks, but when you read through a programming book littered with crossword puzzles and badly drawn charts, you wonder what kind of education you're getting. Fine for a reproductive health or even psychology class, but I simply cannot take this book seriously, and consequently it did impede me in my learning, as I often wondered whether I should stop and turn elsewhere, to a more reputable source, for instructions. The code snippets used in the book are isolated and feel even cheesy! I did not see either the forest or the trees of iOS development. I felt very frustrated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fbara on March 15, 2014
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I've read quite a few IOS programming and Objective-C books and this one was the one I liked the least. I got 1/2 way thru and couldn't finish because I wasn't really learning much. The examples would show you want to do but now explain why you were doing it.

My least favorite item in this book was where they would provide pieces of code and expect you to add the missing pieces. The problem with that was you didn't know if you had to add 1 word or an entire phrase. And they don't show you the correct answer so I had no idea if what I came up with was correct or not.

It seems like the publishing company rushed to get this out in order to just have something out. If you want to learn IOS programming, stay away from this book, it will just confuse you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Wilson VINE VOICE on May 12, 2014
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The first time I cracked open one of the Head First books, I was turned off and didn't really give the books much of a chance. To me, the books looked silly and gimmicky compared to other tech books. My impression, based on the visual style of the books with their hand-drawn diagrams and thought bubbles, was that there was probably a lot of useless fluff instead of solid material. That is until the lead developer I work with insisted that one of these books was probably the best introduction he'd had to learning C#. He's a great developer, so his endorsement carries a lot of weight with me and I decided to check this book out as an intro for iOS development.

This is an intro the subject, not something I see myself using as a reference in the future. I like, scratch that. I *love* that this book immediately jumps into a real-world practical project to start working on. From the beginning, I have a concrete goal of what I'm going to be accomplishing. As a self-taught programmer, this is how I've taught myself numerous programming languages over the years: decide on an ambitious project, then decide how to do it. Contrary to my initial thoughts, the sometimes cheesy diagrams actually make this stuff easier to comprehend. When I'm reading through chapters of text and code, sometimes having a diagram makes things click better and I think "yeah, okay, now I get it"--and it makes things concepts easier to remember. That's invaluable. And, it saves time when concepts just click in my head and I don't have to repeat paragraphs to make sure I understand something.

I haven't had a chance to get through the the book yet (I'm juggling multiple projects at work and iOS development has been pushed back a few months), but I'm giving this 5 stars based on my observations so far (and the ringing endorsement of my co-worker).
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