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  • iPhone Developers Cookbook - Erica Sadun


    Erica Sadun, talented iPhone developer (author of MakeItMine, SendFile, SendPics, Light, SendSong, VoiceNotes, AppFlow, XLaunch, and a world of others...) has a new book published called The iPhone Developers Cookbook. Its a $39.99 .pdf download which has 385 pages of development knowledge (well, about 340 pages.. and some blank pages and tables of contents etc... ) that will teach you something no matter what level of development ability you're at.

    If you've been thinking about learning how to dev, or you already can but are picking up the SDK - or even if you are skilled in the iPhone but could use some extra chops, this book has got something for you. It takes you through the basic steps of creating your first iPhone app, and also goes into detail on many of the higher levels of developing.

    Erica has written for TUAW for a good while, and just recently started working with Ars Technica - a nice move. Check out the book!


    Informit.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Developers Cookbook - Erica Sadun started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Ok everyone, got mine for 22.39


      Go to this address InformIT: iPhone Developer's Cookbook, The: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK - $25.59

      sign up to be a member, its free

      add it to your cart

      enter this promo code RUBY0708

      and you saved some money!!
    1. phoenix.stu's Avatar
      phoenix.stu -
      For the both of you. . .
      I think you both need to go back and read my posts. PERIOD. Pay attention to what I said CLOSELY. I AM NOT telling anyone here what to and what not to download. I AM NOT passing authority on what to do to anyone. All of you people are completely, missing my point. I am simply saying that this lady deserves to be paid for the hard work that she put into this community. I have already bought it and I am sure many many more will as well.
      I do not see why you would not want to help this lady out when she has done so much for the iPhone community. It is cheap. If you are too cheap to fork over $25.27, then might want to consider thinking about mowing your neighbors lawn, ask mommy for some more milk money or go beat up the kid next door and take his milk money because you sure do seem to need the money more than she does.

      I am done talking about this. You can reply all you want however, I will not dignify you with a response because it just simply isn't worth it. It's like talking to a brick wall.
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Yeah come on guys pay for the book, dont steal it
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      very cool, going to check it out thanks
    1. thestrangestick's Avatar
      thestrangestick -
      How sad. You fail morally and mentally. It's very clear to me that you only took the moral high ground because the creator of this book is a member of the female sex. I find it sadly amusing that people on the Internet change their behaviour in respect to a person that they don't, and never will, know personally. I Belize treating someone differently based on their sex is called sexism. Unlucky. In all seriousness, I can't imagine that comment about bittorrent having even registered on your brain if the author was male. And as for every reply you wrote, they all pertained to your original post but you failed to notice that your original post just backed everyone elses post up. You do not have the right to discern what act of piracy would be morally right, so don't insult others. Sorry to make such an irrelevant post, but I do despise hypocrites.
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      I dont know who you are talking to, but I said to purchase the book because of all that Erica has done to help the iphone community. She is very helpful and giving. It has nothing to do with her being a woman. She is an intellectual person and wrote very good articles at TUAW.
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by phoenix.stu View Post
      Edited for content...
      +1
      I'm going to buy the book because of how much she has done for the community, no intention of becoming Iphone dev.
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      I have read 32 pages of the book so far and it is really good. She is very descriptive on the SDK. I will let you know about the rest as I progress through the book
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      If there's a single damn post that ISN'T relevant to the thread (the book) after this post I will delete it, give you an infraction, and get you one step closer to ban heaven. Drop the stupid "pirating is good/bad/moral/killed-my-dog" crap.
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      If there's a single damn post that ISN'T relevant to the thread (the book) after this post I will delete it, give you an infraction, and get you one step closer to ban heaven. Drop the stupid "pirating is good/bad/moral/killed-my-dog" crap.
      I was wondering when this was going to happen!! Thank you
    1. vandy1997's Avatar
      vandy1997 -
      Let us know if it is helpful for people who are not programmers! Also, let us know if you have a background in developing/programming in general. I would like to get this to read through it and learn about the SDK and how to develop an app.

      Thank you!


      Quote Originally Posted by mtwiford View Post
      I have read 32 pages of the book so far and it is really good. She is very descriptive on the SDK. I will let you know about the rest as I progress through the book
    1. drunknbass's Avatar
      drunknbass -
      i cant review the book because i havent read it, but i can vouch for this, as well as the core animation book bill has written.
      He has a very direct down to earth way about explaining things .

      The Pragmatic Bookshelf | iPhone SDK Development
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Quote Originally Posted by vandy1997 View Post
      Let us know if it is helpful for people who are not programmers! Also, let us know if you have a background in developing/programming in general. I would like to get this to read through it and learn about the SDK and how to develop an app.

      Thank you!
      I have minimal programming experience with C. I have done mostly web programming, but I am in the process of learning C. She is very down to earth and descriptive in the book. I cant really say you will need to know C programming before you can read this book because I have not gotten that far yet in the book yet, but if you do not know any C or fundamentals of programming you will be a little lost with some of it so far. However she is good about an in depth explanation of most things. But so far she talks about the classes and methods and what they do, Model View Controller, the structure of an application and how it is related to xcode, and what files are contained in an app and what each of them do. Like I said, I have a lot more to read but that is what I have so far. I will let you know on the rest as I get farther into it. I hope to have it finished by Sunday but I have a lot going on this weekend.
    1. AAAARRRRRRGGGGG's Avatar
      AAAARRRRRRGGGGG -
      FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE NEVER CODED ANY PROGRAMMING AT ALL, READ THIS FIRST:

      Become an XCoder (free PDF) - BecomeAnXcoder | CocoaLab

      it introduces the 100% virgin noob to the general objective-c language. really good starting point for the uninitiated.




      edit:

      I just preordered the book, but I don't see where I can get the pdf... can someone help me out? I don't know what I did wrong...
    1. Hellboy's Avatar
      Hellboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by AAAARRRRRRGGGGG View Post
      FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE NEVER CODED ANY PROGRAMMING AT ALL, READ THIS FIRST:

      Become an XCoder (free PDF) - BecomeAnXcoder | CocoaLab

      it introduces the 100% virgin noob to the general objective-c language. really good starting point for the uninitiated.




      edit:

      I just preordered the book, but I don't see where I can get the pdf... can someone help me out? I don't know what I did wrong...
      thnx for the link on beginning Xcoding :P but now on the other hand heres what you probably are looking for

      InformIT: iPhone Developer’s Cookbook, The: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK - $39.99
      all i did was click in the website first page then her name:
      InformIT: Erica Sadun
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wildman94 View Post
      This is also my case. So, can someone please tell us if this book is good for someone who doesn't even know how to program???
      Probably not. Most books in this category assume you already know some other high-level OO language such as C++,C# or JAVA. If you've never written code before it would be better to start with a basic book on Objective-C development first before embarking on this book.
    1. AAAARRRRRRGGGGG's Avatar
      AAAARRRRRRGGGGG -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hellboy View Post
      thnx for the link on beginning Xcoding :P but now on the other hand heres what you probably are looking for

      InformIT: iPhone Developer’s Cookbook, The: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK - $39.99
      all i did was click in the website first page then her name:
      InformIT: Erica Sadun
      well, shoot... looks like i bought the wrong thing. the link on the first post goes to the physical book, so i figured you'd just get a link to the pdf when you preorder the actual thing...

      would it be out of line for me to ask someone to send me the pdf if i show my reciept for the physical book?
    1. phoenix.stu's Avatar
      phoenix.stu -
      Quote Originally Posted by AAAARRRRRRGGGGG View Post
      well, shoot... looks like i bought the wrong thing. the link on the first post goes to the physical book, so i figured you'd just get a link to the pdf when you preorder the actual thing...

      would it be out of line for me to ask someone to send me the pdf if i show my reciept for the physical book?
      Maybe check with InformIT. Maybe they will let you exchange your purchase from the actual book to the PDF. The PDF is a bit cheaper.
      Here is the link for the PDF on that site: InformIT: iPhone Developer's Cookbook, The: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK - $25.59
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Thanks Erica. Going to buy it now
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I'll buy it if someone produces a full review with explanations of what we get in it such as chapter markers. As good as Erica has been to the community you can't just stick "iPhone SDK instructions" on something and slap a $40 price tag on it and expect people to buy it completely blindly.

      Having said that, I expect good things from it as it was written by a talented person.