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Great Beginner iPhone And iPad Dev Screencasts

Learning iPhone and iPad development can definitely be difficult, especially if you are not a professional software developer. I receive e-mails every few days from people who tell me they’ve bought a book or number of books on Amazon or at the local bookstore.  Unfortunately most of the “Beginner” material is meant for experienced developers […]

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Beginners Tutorial: Basic Touch And Animation

Many put off using basic core animation and uikit as a way of making games almost by default. The fact of the matter is that core animation is probably the easiest way to create a game on iOS. With a more complicated game you will run into performance issues,  but for many games it works […]

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3 Great Tutorials For Beginning iOS Developers

Beginning iPhone development can be rough, especially if you’re not a professional developer. I know that searches for beginner tutorials are common on this website and I have moved away from “how to get started” material into talking about development libraries, and more advanced developer tutorials — while I will be putting more up for […]

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Great Beginners Core Data Tutorial

Core Data is a very powerful library, and easy to use, but it’s so different from database libraries you have used in the past that it may seem frustrating and tedious when you first start using it. Fortunately, Ray Wenderlich,the creator of the Space Game Starter Kit and co-author of the Learning Cocos2D book, has written an excellent […]

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Programming in Objective-C 2.0 Live Lessons Pt.1 – Review

I know that many of the people viewing this site are absolute beginners to programming who are  frustrated because they have difficulty with iPhone development books that they’ve bought.  The problem is that most people don’t have the fundamentals in Objective-C or Object Oriented programming.  One of the books I’ve recommended is Programming in Objective-C […]

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iPhone SDK 3: Visual Quickstart Guide – Book Review

I recently checked out another iPhone development book, this time one the iPhone SDK3: Visual Quickstart Guide.  I have to admit I’m a fan of the Viual Quickstart series of books, they are usually very straightforward, and if possible I like to choose short direct books before really getting into the details. You can view […]

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Get Going Instantly With The Objective-C 2.0 Cheat Sheet

 I posted a cheat sheet for beginners to Objective-C 2.0 some time ago that you may have checked out.  Now the reason that I created this cheat sheet is because I know there are alot of developers out there with an understanding of Java, C++ or C# who would like to dive into iPhone development, […]

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My New Favorite Beginners iPhone Development Book

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 […]

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Beginning iPhone Development 3 Book Source Code

I haven’t read the new edition yet, but since Beginning iPhone Development was the best book I’ve seen on iPhone development I thought I would let you guys know that the source code has been updated and Beginning iPhone 3 Development made available. You can download the source code and here.  The new book provides new […]

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Programming Spinning, Scaling Images & Buttons: Code Snippet

A few days ago I posted a code snippet of a couple of methods that allowed you to fade a view in and out.  What I didn’t expect was a number of positive messages on youtube, but it made me realize that transforms and animations of UIViews are something that many probably haven’t played around […]

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Understanding Model-View-Controller And Creating A Class Outline

Hi this is the third article in the series on Developing your first Apple iPhone App Store App Step-By-Step, if you missed the first article please check it out here: Your First Apple iPhone App Store App In the video below I quickly go over MVC, and then I outline my own process for outlining the classes […]

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Easiest Game Creation For iPhone

Something I seem to be asked alot of on twitter is “What is the easiest way to make games for the iPhone?”. Usually from individuals who have developed games in Flash or using a program such as the windows Gamemaker. Game development using Objective-C and OpenGL ES is considerably more difficult. In the past I’ve […]

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Converting OpenGL Code to Iphone OpenGL ES

If you’ve worked with OpenGL in the past, or have been looking at tutorials for the regular OpenGL online such as the Nehe tutorials, and any of the game engines, you will immediately run into problems getting the code running on the Iphone. The reason for that is that many of the redundant functions in […]

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What book should an absolute beginner choose for getting started with iPhone development?!?

I’ve been asked this question a few times by users here so I just wanted to post my thoughts on this subject.  Out of the many choices, there really are few good books for the absolute beginner to get started with iPhone development.  The main reason is most will assume an understanding of Objective-C and […]

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Understanding Source Code – iPhone Development Getting Started Tutorial #3 2/2

Here’s the second part of this tutorial, quite a bit new in here also! Some of the stuff covered: UITextField UIApplicationDelegate @property copy modifier Please keep the questions coming, I’ll be adding answers to many of them very soon.  Please post in the comments below as I don’t check my Youtube inbox that often!

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