Matt Neuburg

Matt Neuburg

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Ojai, California

Matt Neuburg started programming computers in 1968, when he was 14 years old, as a member of a literally underground high school club, which met once a week to do time-sharing on a bank of PDP-10s by way of primitive Teletype machines. He also occasionally used Princeton University's IBM-360/67, but gave it up in frustration when one day he dropped his punch cards. He majored in Greek at Swarthmore College and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1981, writing his doctoral dissertation (about Aeschylus) on a mainframe. He proceeded to teach classical languages, literature, and culture at many well-known institutions of higher learning, most of which now disavow knowledge of his existence, and to publish numerous scholarly articles unlikely to interest anyone. Meanwhile he obtained an Apple IIc and became hopelessly hooked on computers again, migrating to a Macintosh in 1990. He wrote some educational and utility freeware, became an early regular contributor to the online journal TidBITS, and in 1995 left academe to edit MacTech Magazine. In August 1996 he became a freelancer, which means he has been looking for work ever since.

He is the author of iOS 7 Fundamentals, Programming iOS 7, AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, REALbasic: The Definitive Guide, and Frontier: The Definitive Guide, all from O'Reilly Media, Inc..

Programming iOS 8 Programming iOS 8
by Matt Neuburg
December 2014
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $46.99

Programming iOS 7 Programming iOS 7
by Matt Neuburg
Fourth Edition December 2013
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $41.99

iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals
by Matt Neuburg
October 2013
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $38.99

Take Control of Using Mountain Lion Take Control of Using Mountain Lion (TidBITS Publishing, Inc.)
by Matt Neuburg
April 2013
Ebook: $15.00

Programming iOS 6 Programming iOS 6
by Matt Neuburg
Third Edition March 2013
OUT OF PRINT

Programming iOS 5 Programming iOS 5
by Matt Neuburg
Second Edition March 2012
OUT OF PRINT

Take Control of Using Lion Take Control of Using Lion (TidBITS Publishing, Inc.)
by Matt Neuburg
November 2011
Ebook: $15.00

Programming iOS 4 Programming iOS 4
by Matt Neuburg
May 2011
OUT OF PRINT

Take Control of Exploring & Customizing Snow Leopard Take Control of Exploring & Customizing Snow Leopard (TidBITS Publishing, Inc.)
by Matt Neuburg
August 2009
Ebook: $15.00

Take Control of Customizing Leopard Take Control of Customizing Leopard (TidBITS Publishing, Inc.)
by Matt Neuburg
June 2009
Ebook: $10.00

AppleScript: The Definitive Guide AppleScript: The Definitive Guide
by Matt Neuburg
Second Edition January 2006
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

AppleScript: The Definitive Guide AppleScript: The Definitive Guide
by Matt Neuburg
November 2003
OUT OF PRINT

REALBasic: TDG REALBasic: TDG
by Matt Neuburg
Second Edition September 2001
Ebook: $31.99

Frontier: The Definitive Guide Frontier: The Definitive Guide
by Matt Neuburg
March 1998
OUT OF PRINT

Webcast: Where iOS View Controllers (and Their Views) Come From
May 09, 2012
The webcast is aimed at iOS programming beginners and near-beginners (or anyone who has been using storyboards to avoid grappling with view controllers directly).

"This book covers iOS 6 in a rigorous, orderly fashion--ideal whether you're approaching iOS for the first time or need a reference to bolster existing skills."
--Steve Brock, Stevo's Book Reviews

"Why this book doesn't have 'definitive' in the title is beyond me. I think it's perhaps the best iOS programming book I've read - by far. It covers the subject in clear and concise terms that experienced and non-experienced developers can get up to speed quickly and with little head scratching. I wish I had read this book first before starting app development on the iOS platform."
--Bill Cunningham, I Programmer

"This is by far one of the best programming books I have ever read. The author's approach and writing style made it a pleasure to read. He does a great job of explaining complex topics and always covers everything in depth."
--T. Anderson, Amazon.com

"A highly recommended pick for any involved in mobile web developments or iPad applications."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: The Bookwatch, September 2011, Volume 6, Number 9

"Of all the MacOS X updates I have even done, installing Snow Leopard was the biggest challenge. I truly wish I had read this e-Book before I started my installation. The book contains a vast amount of useful information starting with installation and continuing to day-to-day use. If you haven’t installed Snow Leopard yet or even if you have, you will learn a lot by reading this book. It is relatively short, concise, and chock full of very useful information."
--Ted Bade, MacCompanion