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Head First iPhone and iPad Development, 2nd Edition by Dan Pilone, Tracey Pilone

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Advance Praise for Head First iPhone and iPad Development

“Rather than textbook-style learning, Head First iPhone and iPad Development brings a humorous, engaging, and even enjoyable approach to learning iOS development. With coverage of key technologies including Core Data and even crucial aspects such as interface design, the content is aptly chosen and top-notch. Where else could you witness a fireside chat between a UIWebView and UITextField?”

Sean Murphy, iOS designer and developer

Head First iPhone and iPad Development explains iOS application development from the ground up. Major enhancements to the first edition cover the changes associated with iOS 4, Xcode 4, and (re-)writing apps for use on the iPad. The step-by-step approach with an emphasis on the visual makes this a great way to learn iPhone and iPad app development, from the basics to advanced features.”

Rich Rosen, software developer and co-author of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks

“The great thing about this book is its simple, step-by-step approach. It doesn’t try to teach everything—it just launches you right into building iOS applications in a friendly, conversational way. It’s a fantastic book for people who already know how to write code and just want to get straight into the meat of building iOS applications.”

Eric Shephard, owner of Syndicomm

Head First iPhone and iPad Development was clearly crafted to get you easily creating, using, and learning iOS technologies without needing a lot of background with Macintosh development tools.”

Joe Heck, Seattle Xcoders founder

“This book is infuriating! Some of us had to suffer and learn iOS development ‘the hard way,’ and we’re bitter that the jig is up.”

Mike Morrison, Stalefish Labs founder

Head First iPhone and iPad Development continues the growing tradition of taking complex technical subjects and increasing their accessibility without reducing the depth and scope of the content. iOS development is a steep learning curve to climb by any measure, but with Head First iPhone and iPad Development, that curve is accompanied with pre-rigged ropes, a harness, and an experienced guide! I recommend this book for anyone who needs to rapidly improve their understanding of developing for this challenging and exciting platform.”

Chris Pelsor, snogboggin.com

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