Learning the iOS 4 SDK for JavaScript Programmers: Create Native Apps with Objective-C and Xcode

Learning the iOS 4 SDK for JavaScript Programmers: Create Native Apps with Objective-C and Xcode

By: Danny Goodman (author)Paperback

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Is it possible for JavaScript programmers to learn the iPhone SDK and live to tell the tale? Technology guru Danny Goodman did, and with this book he leaves a well-marked trail for you to follow. An authority on JavaScript since its inception, Goodman understands the challenges you face with the SDK. He introduces Objective-C and Cocoa Touch in a context you'll readily understand, and shows you how to test iPhone code snippets as you go. Why bother with Apple's tools? After all, you could bypass them and just build web apps for the iPhone. But web apps can't access an iPhone's music library, address book, camera, accelerometer, or multi-touch events. Nor can you sell web apps in the App Store. If you're a web developer and really want to take advantage of the iPhone, the SDK is your tool -- and this is your book. * Create a test workbench app that you can use throughout the development process * Understand how iPhone OS frameworks compare to third-party web frameworks * Become familiar with the Model-View-Controller architectural pattern * Learn how iPhone data types, pointers, and memory management are different from JavaScript * Compare Objective-C language fundamentals and their JavaScript equivalents * Get a recipe-driven reference for programming with Objective-C and Cocoa Touch

About Author

Danny Goodman has been writing about personal computers and consumer electronics since the late 1970s. In 2006, he celebrated 25 years as a freelance writer and programmer, having published hundreds of magazine articles, several commercial software products, and three dozen computer books. Through the years, his most popular book titles - on HyperCard, AppleScript, JavaScript, and Dynamic HTML - have covered programming environments that are both accessible to non-professionals, yet powerful enough to engage experts. His Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, now in its third edition, is an O'Reilly bestseller. To keep up to date on the needs of web developers for his recent books, Danny is also a programming consultant to some of the industry's top intranet development groups and corporations. Most recently, Danny has been programming applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch platform. As of March 2010, three of his apps, iFeltThat Earthquake, PhotoSize, and BeaconAid- HF, are available on Apple's App Store. Danny was born in Chicago, Illinois during the Truman Administration. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Classical Antiquity from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He moved to California in 1983 and lives in a small San Francisco area coastal community, where he alternates views between computer screens and the Pacific Ocean.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781449388454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781449388454
  • ISBN10: 1449388450

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