Learn Xcode Tools For Mac Os X And Iphone Development

Author: Ian Piper
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430272201
Size: 16.20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book will give you a thorough grounding in the principal and supporting tools and technologies that make up the Xcode developer tools suite. Apple has provided a comprehensive collection of developer tools, and this is the first book to examine the complete Apple programming environment for both Mac OS X and iPhone. Comprehensive coverage of all the Xcode developer tools Additional coverage of useful third-party development tools Not just a survey of features, but a serious examination of the complete development process for Mac OS X and iPhone applications

Learn Cocos2d 2

Author: Steffen Itterheim
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430244165
Size: 11.76 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Create compelling 2D games with Learn cocos2d 2: Game Development with iOS. This book shows you how to use the powerful new cocos2d, version 2 game engine to develop games for iPhone and iPad with tilemaps, virtual joypads, Game Center, and more. It teaches you: The process and best practices of mobile game development, including sprite batching, texture atlases, parallax scrolling, touch and accelerometer input. How to enhance your games using the Box2D and Chipmunk physics engines and other cocos2d-related tools and libraries. How to add UIKit views to cocos2d and how to add cocos2d to UIKit apps. The ins and outs of the Kobold2D development environment for cocos2d and its pre-configured libraries, including cocos3d and Lua. Best of all, this book will have you making games right from the very start. It guides you step-by-step through the creation of sample games. These fun examples are modeled after popular App Store games and teach you key concepts of the new cocos2d 2 game engine and relevant tools like TexturePacker (texture atlas), PhysicsEditor (physics collision shapes), Particle Designer (particle effects), Glyph Designer (bitmap fonts), and others. This book offers a rock-solid introduction to creating games made entirely with cocos2d and little or no iOS SDK and OpenGL code. It also details alternative implementations, identifies the best free and commercial tools for cocos2d game development, features coverage of the author’s improved cocos2d game engine (Kobold2D), and even helps you enhance your game’s marketability on the App Store. What you’ll learn The process and best practices of mobile game development, including sprite batching, texture atlases, parallax scrolling, touch and accelerometer input. How to enhance your games using the Box2D and Chipmunk physics engines and other cocos2d-related tools and libraries. How to add UIKit views to cocos2d and how to add cocos2d to UIKit apps. The ins and outs of the Kobold2D development environment for cocos2d and its pre-configured libraries, including cocos3d and Lua. Who this book is for The book is aimed at beginning game developers looking for an easier and even more powerful way to create compelling 2D graphics using OpenGL and Objective-C. It is assumed that the reader will have some knowledge of object-oriented programming and the Apple and iPhone/iPad developer environment. Table of Contents Introduction Getting Started Essentials Your First Game Game Building Blocks Sprites In-Depth Scrolling with Joy Shoot ’em Up Particle Effects Working with Tilemaps Isometric Tilemaps Physics Engines Pinball Game Game Center Best Tools for cocos2d Development Kobold2D Fundamentals Out of the Ordinary

Mastering Xcode

Author: Maurice Kelly
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780133091236
Size: 11.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Xcode is the flagship application of Apple’s suite of developer tools. In this book, Xcode experts Maurice Kelly and Joshua Nozzi show you how to use Apple’s powerful developer tools to start writing iOS and OS X apps. You’ll learn what Xcode can do and gain a deep understanding of how Xcode works so you can create and maintain great apps of your own. After a tour of the Xcode tools suite, you’ll jump in by creating a basic Cocoa app and exploring the Xcode interface. You’ll learn how to manage your project, write and debug code, build user interfaces, and use version control. You’ll also learn to customize the build process, write and run unit tests, profile your code, and deploy your apps. This book includes: Detailed instruction, ample illustrations, and clear examples Real-world guidance and advice Insight into best practices from two Xcode experts Emphasis on using Xcode’s streamlined interface for UI design, coding, testing, and debugging

Beginning Ipad Development For Iphone Developers

Author: Jack Nutting
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430230229
Size: 10.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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It's in magazines and newspapers, it's on television and radio, it's on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look. The iPad is the touchscreen tablet from Apple, representing the next generation of mobile computing. Packed with dozens of new features, the iOS 3.2 SDK enables you to build sophisticated, desktop-quality apps for this exciting new platform. Every iPhone and iPod touch app developer looking to take the next step and move into the iPad arena will want to read this book from cover to cover. Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK has all the answers, and you'll find them presented with the same easy-to-follow style and thorough coverage you've come to expect from titles like Beginning iPhone 3 Development—everything an aspiring iPad developer needs to know to create great apps. Best-selling authors Jack Nutting, Dave Wooldridge, and Dave Mark show iPhone developers how to master all of the iPad-exclusive frameworks and features, which are explained, demonstrated in action, and put through their paces in this comprehensive programming guide. You'll get a detailed understanding of the new feature set and gain every possible advantage in the iTunes App Store.

Learn Objective C On The Mac

Author: Scott Knaster
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430241898
Size: 13.31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn to write apps for some of today's hottest technologies, including the iPhone and iPad (using iOS), as well as the Mac (using OS X). It starts with Objective-C, the base language on which the native iOS software development kit (SDK) and the OS X are based. Learn Objective-C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition updates a best selling book and is an extensive, newly updated guide to Objective-C. Objective-C is a powerful, object-oriented extension of C, making this update the perfect follow-up to Dave Mark’s bestselling Learn C on the Mac. Whether you’re an experienced C programmer or you’re coming from a different language such as C++ or Java, leading Mac experts Scott Knaster and Waqar Malik show how to harness the power of Objective-C in your apps! A complete course on the basics of Objective-C using Apple’s newest Xcode tools An introduction to object-oriented programming Comprehensive coverage of new topics like blocks, GCD, ARC, class extensions, as well as inheritance, composition, object initialization, categories, protocols, memory management, and organizing source files An introduction to building user interfaces using what is called the UIKit A primer for non-C programmers to get off the ground even faster

Xcode Tools Sensei

Author: Mark Szymczyk
Publisher: Black Apple Software Inc.
ISBN: 9781467948272
Size: 12.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Xcode Tools Sensei is a book about Apple's developer tools that are used to create Mac and iOS applications. This book doesn't stop with Xcode and Interface Builder. Xcode Tools Sensei covers a dozen developer tools, both graphical and command-line tools. You will learn how to profile your code and check for memory leaks with Instruments, write shaders with OpenGL Shader Builder, and uncover performance problems with OpenGL ES Performance Detective. If you want to spend more time creating, testing, and profiling your applications and less time wading through Apple's documentation, get a copy of Xcode Tools Sensei. This edition has been updated for Xcode 4.5 and iOS 6. Some of the new material in this edition includes auto layout for iOS applications, cherry picking commits, and creating base localizations to simplify application localization.

Cocoa And Objective C Up And Running

Author: Scott Stevenson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449390716
Size: 13.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Build solid applications for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod Touch, regardless of whether you have basic programming skills or years of programming experience. With this book, you'll learn how to use Apple's Cocoa framework and the Objective-C language through step-by-step tutorials, hands-on exercises, clear examples, and sound advice from a Cocoa expert. Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running offers just enough theory to ground you, then shows you how to use Apple's rapid development tools -- Xcode and Interface Builder -- to develop Cocoa applications, manage user interaction, create great UIs, and more. You'll quickly gain the experience you need to develop sophisticated Apple software, whether you're somewhat new to programming or just new to this platform. Get a quick hands-on tour of basic programming skills with the C language Learn how to use Interface Builder to quickly design and prototype your application's user interface Start using Objective-C by creating objects and learning memory management Learn about the Model-View-Controller (MVC) method of sharing data between objects Understand the Foundation value classes, Cocoa's robust API for storing common data types Become familiar with Apple's graphics frameworks, and learn how to make custom views with AppKit