1. Understanding Model-View-Controller on iOS

Before you dive into UICollectionView, you should get familiar with some of the conventions and terms used in this book. The book starts with the basics of the iOS application lifecycle and then discusses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) paradigm. Even if you’re an experienced iOS developer already familiar with these topics, I encourage you to read this chapter to make sure that you’re on the same page (or screen, so to speak) that I am while you’re reading the rest of this book.

Basics of the Application Lifecycle

The iOS application lifecycle is a little different from typical native applications on other platforms (although recent changes to OS X show Apple is interested in making the iOS lifecycle ...

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