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Farmington Valley iOS Developers Group Message Board › iOS Programming Resources

iOS Programming Resources

Nancy G.
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Avon, CT
Post #: 16
I'm going to concentrate on the latest version, iOS 5. (Again, please feel free to add and comment.)

My favorite series of beginner books...

Beginning iOS 5 Development - Exploring the iOS SDK David Mark , Jack Nutting , Jeff LaMarche

Apress Books, publisher's link:­

I started with the iOS 3 version of this book, and went through all of the examples, typing them in by hand, for most of the book. I've since purchased the iOS4 version, and finally iOS5! (I only get the e-books these days, because tech moves so quickly...) This is one book I refer to most often...

iOS 5 By Tutorials


Ray's website says this book is for intermediate/advanced programmers, but I thought it was easy to follow. The book expands upon the many tutorials on Ray's website: http://www.raywenderl...­
Bhagat K.
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Glastonbury, CT
Post #: 6
Thanks to Nancy for posting excellent suggestions. I would also suggest to take a look at Big Nerd Ranch iOS programming book/ebook (iOS 5, 3rd edition)


If you are new to Objective-C, I would suggest to go through their Objective-C book before getting this book. You are expected to type in the code and complete a set of programming exercises. I am hands-on learner and I thought it helped me understand the inner working/guts of the iOS programming constructs.
Mike F.
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Avon, CT
Post #: 3
Thank you Nancy. smile
Nancy G.
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Group Organizer
Avon, CT
Post #: 19
Here's a link to YouTube videos by Mohammad Azam (@azamsharp) on iOS development:­

(I haven't watched any of these yet myself.)

From his YouTube Channel:

"About AzamSharp

Mohammad Azam is the founder of the knowledge based website which hosts more than 600 articles and several hundred videos. He is also the Microsoft ASP.NET MVP. At present Mohammad Azam is digging deep into the iPhone framework including the Cocos2d framework for game development. Azam also hosts a Cocos2d podcast with Steffen Itterheim.

Azam is a frequent speaker at local Houston events including Houston TechFest. Azam has authored several articles for DevProConnections and Code-Magazine. When not programming Azam likes to spend time with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter.

You can reach Mohammad Azam at azamsharp at gmail.

Twitter: @azamsharp"
A former member
Post #: 10
Notes & Links from May 10th Meetup:

Book: Beginning iOS Development­


For coding and questions:

iDeveloperTV Podcast:­

Icons are important. A good icon can make an app success.
If you are developer, work in tandem with designer if possible.
If you have to spend money on one thing then spend it on icon.

Design Books:­­

Advance Programming:­

Another Great Resource:­
Nancy G.
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Group Organizer
Avon, CT
Post #: 20
Thank you, Sunil!

If anyone is interested in the e-book version for Beginning iOS5 Development, it's available from the publisher, Apress. (The link is in the first post above.)

If you buy this version, you can download ePub, MOBI and/or pdf versions.
Willington, CT
Post #: 3
Another entry level iOS 5 book I've heard good things about is "Learning iPad Programming" by Kirby Turner. I know Kirby from the Boston Cocoaheads group, and he's great guy and excellent developer. I've only thumbed through the book, but I've talked to people who have used it to learn iOS development and loved it.

Here's the Amazon link for it:­
A former member
Post #: 15
Forgot to add a link to the Doc I used during the meetup. Link here: "How to Succeed in the App Store"

One thing I did not go over, however, is marketing. Here's an awesome set of articles done by Ray Wenderlich's tutorial team: How to Market and Promote your Games and Apps

Nancy G.
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Group Organizer
Avon, CT
Post #: 39
Wow! It's been awhile since I've posted in here. Not sure if these links are elsewhere in our discussion section, but it can't hurt putting them here, too:

WWDC/Apple Developer videos:­

Stanford's course on iTunes U (iOS 7):­

Ray Wenderlich's site: http://www.raywenderl...­
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