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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners by Dr. Rory Lewis

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Chapter 8. Table Views, Navigation, and Arrays

To teach or not to teach ... arrays, that was the question. In my original plan for this book, I had decided to not teach arrays, for a couple of reasons:

  1. They are difficult for computer science majors–let alone absolute beginners.

  2. They are considered boring.

  3. They are even more complex placed in the context of Objective-C.

But I needed to teach arrays! Students in my iPhone/iPad class wanted to write Final Projects that utilized tables - which required the use of arrays - and I realized just how essential they were.

To help you decide whether to read this chapter, I want you to consider three things.

  1. Why I was not going to teach this chapter.

  2. Why you may want to skip this chapter.

  3. Why I decided to teach it ...

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