When I first started flipping through this book the diverse set of topics
threw me for a loop. Then I read the introduction where the authors say,
"This publication aims to provide development information on the
intermediate-to-advanced topics that are otherwise not worthy of standalone
books. It’s not that the topics are uninteresting or lackluster, it’s
that they are not large enough topics."
This book covers a wide variety of topics, and it covers them in enough
detail that you have a good understanding of them by the end of the chapter.
Only Game Center and Core Data are covered in more than one chapter. The book
is not a cover to cover read, but rather a pure reference.
I have listed the chapters below to show you what is covered.
1. UIKit Dynamics
2. Core Location, MapKit, and Geofencing
5. Getting Started with Address Book
6. Worki... (more)
This is the SharePoint book for the end-user that wants to become a
power-user. It covers a ton of topics and it covers them in-depth.
The book is not intended for SharePoint developers for SharePoint
administrators, although most SharePoint developers and administrators are
also power users. So the book will come in handy when you're simply using
share point as an end-user.
I have listed the table of contents below to give you an idea of what is
covered in the book.
1. Introducing SharePoint 2013
2. Administration for business users
3. Working with list and library apps
4. Working w... (more)
This book has made creating iOS Automation scripts much easier than it would
have been with the Apple Instruments User Guide alone. Although, I do think
reading the Apple Instruments User Guide is worthwhile. The Instruments User
Guide gives you a nice overview of Instruments, but does not come close to
the information this book provides on UI automation. I also recommend
through it to get an idea of what it contains.
The book starts off by jumping right into capturing a script from the
simulator and provi... (more)
Although this book is written for the Java programmer, I would recommend
reading it to any .NET or iOS developer as well. It is a must read for the
Java developer, but is also a valuable read for developers of other languages
because the guidelines are often built around a programmer's intent.
No matter what language you use most, many of the intentions that are
targeted by the guidelines are the same. Do I wish there was a C# and
Objective-C version of this book? Heck Yeah!!! But, one of the things that
helped get to a deeper understanding of the guidelines was thinking about
This book is a great place to start with iOS 7 development. It is actually
the first 13 chapters of what would have been Programming iOS 7 4th edition.
The book Programming iOS 6 contained everything, but the book was getting too
large to keep adding new material. This book now ends where Programming iOS 7
will pick up./p>
The separation is nice for those that have experience with iOS and only need
the advanced topics. I still wanted both parts of the book, because I like
the authors coverage of C, Objective-C, Xcode, introduction to Cocoa.
After advising the reader to brush up o... (more)