Joe Conway, iPhone instructor for The Big Nerd Ranch, has been writing software on the Mac platform since he was a teenager, and began consulting and training for The Big Nerd Ranch shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin.
Aaron Hillegass, CEO of Big Nerd Ranch, has more than 18 years of experience as a software engineer and developer trainer. He wrote the Big Nerd Ranch course on Cocoa, drawing from his experiences working at Apple and NeXT as senior trainer and curriculum developer. He is author of Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (Addison-Wesley), the definitive guide to Cocoa programming.
And that's the real shame, because this really is one of THE best programming books I have ever read.
The author explains both complex and basic concepts in a very easy to understand way - and explains them while you are going through the demos.
I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to learn iPhone programming, as long as you have some concept of programming to start with.
this is a very good book to start, and shipping was very fast.
i read a lot of book including video tutorial from lynda.com and video2brain. Read more
I think this book is good, although right now there is a newer book. But one think bothering is the source code font. It's hard to read the book in kindle fire. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mico Wendy
While this book is a little dated now, it still provides a good introduction to iPhone programming. If you are to Objective-C and Xcode, this book will get you up and running.Published 23 months ago by Christopher Miller
Please don't get this edition! xcode and ios get updated so fast that this first edition (or event he 2nd edition if you are developing after June 2012) is grossly out of date, in... Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by JJ
I recently purchased this book prior to upgrading to XCode 4.2 / iOS 5. After downloading the sample code from the bignerdranch. Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by golightly
How does one learn iOS programming? Certainly not just by reading, but rather by typing out the code in front of a Mac and understanding each line of it. Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by Y. Chen
Getting started with iPhone / iOS development is challenging, especially if you don't have an extensive Objective-C background. Read morePublished on June 30, 2011 by Ian
This book seems to skip around between assuming the reader is a beginner and the reader is advanced. Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by J. Silk
I am a complete newbie to the iphone development world but this book made everything look easy and useful at the same time. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by E. Smith