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Professional Xcode® 3 by James Bucanek

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INTRODUCTION

WELCOME TO PROFESSIONAL XCODE 3. The Xcode Development Tools is Apple's free suite of software development resources. The Xcode Development Tools package includes project organizers, editors, utilities, debuggers, software development kits, and documentation.

Xcode is uniquely qualified to produce native solutions both for Apple's Mac OS X operating system and the popular iPhone and iPod Touch devices. If your development plans include Mac OS X or the iPhone OS, Xcode is the only rational choice for your development platform.

The size, complexity, and depth of Xcode are both a blessing and a curse. In your favor, you have a wealth of development tools, templates, and documentation, but all that comes at a cost; there's so much to learn and explore that it might take you months — even years — to fully exploit its capabilities. That's where this book comes in.

Professional Xcode 3 takes you on a detailed tour of the Xcode integrated development environment. Besides just explaining features, it will tell what those features are best used for, and give you some sound advice on making your Xcode workflow smooth, effective, and efficient.

It's as important to known what this book is not about. This book is not an introduction to programming on Mac OS X or the iPhone. You won't find any "Hello World" projects in these pages. This book is the guide that you'll need after you've built that example project and are ready to build your own. Do you start another project or create a ...

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