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Johann Dowa

My New Favorite Beginners iPhone Development Book

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I know many of you are still starting out, and somewhat intimidated by the amount of information out there for those starting out in iPhone development.  There’s been some pretty good books out there for awhile, but for a raw beginner it’s usually at least 1,000 (with about 1/3rd learning Obj-C, 1/3rd learning Cocoa, and 1/3rd on iPhone development) pages to read.  So I decided to check out this more concise how to make an iphone app book that claimed to be able to take a beginner through to the iPhone development stage.

After going through this book I imagine the size of many iPhone development, Objective-C, and Cocoa books has something to do with publishers trying to top each other out on book size so they can appear to have a more in-depth book than the next guy.

I’ve been trying to work with some local developers as my workload has increased, but I’ve found that they just aren’t willing to go through all this material, and taking a 12 week course online (or several offline) didn’t appeal to them so I was intrigued by this short how to make an iphone app e-book that claimed to be able to teach someone how to go from raw beginner to being able to develop on the iPhone in less than 350 pages.  Also, the author had several highly successful iPhone apps himself, and pretty much every other book out there was just written by guys who teach iPhone development, and who really haven’t created anything of their own.

What the author of how to make an iPhone app has done is basically cut out all the fat, and teach you what you need to get to the point where you can understand iPhone development in a series of concise lessons.  He also covers his own design process (which I plan to clone, it’s great stuff!) which he has systematically broken down. 

As an added bonus there are several apps, and app templates included which are very straight forward, and can help you in getting an app out there as quickly as possible.  There are some bonuses available, you can check the sales page out here.

This is definitely my recommendation as the first book to check out if you’re getting into iPhone development, and want to learn how to code things the Apple/Objective-C way.
 


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