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Pro iOS 5 Tools

Xcode, Instruments and Build Tools

Apress
  • First book on iOS SDK 5 tools and Xcode that follows a typical developer workflow

  • Author is an expert on Xcode and other Apple iOS tooling.

  • iOS, iPhone and iPad are hot key tech and book market areas

  • 4694 Accesses

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eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3609-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Wax On, Wax Off

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 1-6
  3. First-Class Tools

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 7-35
  4. Three Screens … and Well, It Runs

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 37-48
  5. Memory Management and Diagnostics

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 49-98
  6. Core Animation and Smooth Scrolling

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 99-135
  7. Networking, Cache, and Power Management

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 137-174
  8. Prepare the Beta!

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 175-202
  9. Why Are Things Breaking?

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 203-240
  10. Can We Automate Some of This?

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 241-274
  11. Now, They Want an iPad Version

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 275-307
  12. How Do I Share Some of This?

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 309-347
  13. One More Thing

    • Brandon Alexander, Brad Dillion, Kevin Y. Kim
    Pages 349-367
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 369-377

About this book

Building on your knowledge of how to write basic applications, Pro iOS 5 Tools: Xcode, Instruments and Build Tools shows how to take your apps from promising to real, and from good to great, by using numerous performance and debugging techniques and tools found in Xcode, Apple's Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Interface Builder and more.

You will start by studying an alpha-stage iOS app and learning how you can use the tools provided in the iOS developer's toolbox, plus popular third-party tools, to take an app to a final product and ready to ship. Your own app development will never be the same again!

  • Learn the tools available to all iOS developers: Xcode, Instruments, network diagnostic tools and version control
  • Techniques for debugging by using Instruments, as well as the new features available in newest version of Xcode
  • Performance tuning techniques and workflow enhancements

About the authors

Brandon Alexander is an iOS developer, writer and conference speaker living in Decatur, Georgia with his wife and daughter. Brandon began iOS deveolopment in 2008 and has spoken at several conferences. As a developer, Brandon enjoys making technology transparent to users and elegantly useful; as a speaker and writer, he loves teaching others about technology so that they can do the same. When he's not coding, writing or speaking at conferences, Brandon enjoys magic and photography.

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Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3609-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)