Introduction

So you’ve decided to write applications for OS X or iOS. You sit down at your Macintosh, start up Xcode, and... what? Create a project? Create a file? Make a storyboard? Build a Core Data model? What?

For an operating system that prides itself on being accessible to many, Xcode can appear as an insurmountable obstacle to an unprepared developer. With an iTunes-like interface, and more panels, palettes, menus, and buttons than you can count, even a simple Hello World application can seem daunting. Apple, while diligent in providing documentation, provides very few resources for developers who understand programming fundamentals but not their OS X/iOS implementation. That’s where this book comes in.

Xcode offers a range of integrated ...

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