Now that iOS 5 is out and the NDA has been lifted, we can finally talk in public about all the new features in the SDK. And there is a lot to talk about!
I contributed four chapters on Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) and Storyboards, and the book is packed with other cool stuff as well.
Some of the topics covered: iCloud, OpenGL ES 2.0 with GLKit, Newsstand, UIKit customization, using the new integrated Twitter, Turn Based Gaming with Game Center, Core Image, and much more!
Because we had to rush a bit to get it out in time, the book is currently available as a beta version. It’s already 600 pages and there are many more goodies coming. If you get the book now, you’ll receive the new chapters as they become available.
I’m really excited about this ebook. It’s a goldmine of information and I can’t wait to read it myself! Check it out at www.raywenderlich.com.
The iOS Apprentice is available too!
Speaking of ebooks, I’m happy to announce that as of today the next two parts of my beginner course The iOS Apprentice are available as well.
This course is a series of epic-length tutorials that take you from zero to writing real apps for the iPhone and iPad. It’s aimed at complete beginners and people who have experience with other languages (PHP, Java, C#) but who are new to the platform.
If you’re confused about what a delegate or a view controller is, or if the strange syntax of Objective-C scares you, then you need to get this ebook!
You can read the first part for free when you sign up for Ray’s Monthly Newsletter at www.raywenderlich.com, so check it out and let me know what you think. If you liked the first part, you’re going to love the rest of The iOS Apprentice.