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Learn Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and iPhone Development

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introducing Xcode Tools for Mac OS X and the iPhone

  3. The Core Xcode Toolset

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ian Piper
      Pages 9-30
    3. Ian Piper
      Pages 31-59
    4. Ian Piper
      Pages 61-77
    5. Ian Piper
      Pages 79-107
    6. Ian Piper
      Pages 109-117
    7. Ian Piper
      Pages 119-138
    8. Ian Piper
      Pages 139-158
    9. Ian Piper
      Pages 159-184
  4. Enhancing Development with Companion Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Ian Piper
      Pages 187-206
    3. Ian Piper
      Pages 207-224
  5. Supporting Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Ian Piper
      Pages 247-269
    3. Ian Piper
      Pages 271-288
    4. Ian Piper
      Pages 289-313
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-328

About this book


This book will give you a thorough grounding in the principal and supporting tools and technologies that make up the Xcode developer tools suite. Apple has provided a comprehensive collection of developer tools, and this is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all the Xcode developer tools
  • Additional coverage of useful third-party development tools
  • Not just a survey of features, but a serious examination of the complete development process for Mac OS X and iPhone applications


Audio Cocoa Debugging Mac OS X Xcode control framework iPhone management performance programming technology usability

About the authors

Ian Piper runs a small information management consultancy business in the U.K., advising government and commercial clients on strategies for development of information management systems. His company also builds bespoke Mac-based software and CMS-based websites for a wide range of clients. In previous lives, Piper headed up technology and knowledge management departments in public and private sector organisations. He laid hands on his first Mac in 1986, and aside from a couple of falls from grace in the dark days of the mid-1990s, has been an Apple technology stalwart ever since. Piper lives, and whenever possible, works, in a small market town in Warwickshire, U.K. When not working, his time is spent climbing and photographing mountains and raising two young children.

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