By deans ~ March 25th, 2009. Filed under: Resources.
As I’ve gained a bit more experience with the iPhone SDK, I’ve been referring back to Beginning iPhone Development – Exploring the iPhone SDK, by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche, quite a bit. The book does an excellent job of presenting the basic techniques. More importantly, it often helps me out by explaining to this poor old engineer why the SDK and Objective-C work that way. Messrs Mark and LaMarche (I checked, “Messrs” is the correct spelling and usage, here) also go out of their way to encourage good coding practices. As a noob to the platform, I particularly appreciate the counsel. It’s clear that both authors are very experienced Mac developers. (Update: Maybe this is why the book is so good. Mr. LaMarche clearly loves the platform.) If you’re just starting out with the iPhone, I highly recommend this book. At this stage in my learning, it’s my favorite reference.