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iOS Training Overview

Learn iOS development from the ground up.

The iOS SDK is extremely powerful, but the learning curve can be fairly steep. Most developers find that there are a number of conceptual hurdles they have to clear before getting a real feel for Objective-C and Apple’s Cocoa touch frameworks and developer tools.

Getting the basics: ANSI C.

The Objective-C programming language is built on ANSI C, which itself can be a challenge to master. So if you don’t have a strong C programming background, our ANSI C Programming course can help make up for that.

We designed the course not only to train you on the nuts and bolts of C programming, but also to give you greater insight into important mechanisms used by Objective-C under the covers. For example, you’ll learn the underpinnings of classes and objects in Objective-C, such as ANSI C data structures (structs ) and dynamic memory allocation, as well as key ingredients of Objective-C’s dynamic messaging system such as function pointers.

Objective-C is half the battle.

Learning Objective-C can be a major hurdle in getting up to speed on iOS development, even if you’re familiar with other mainstream object-oriented programming languages. Objective-C’s powerful dynamic runtime system makes the language behave quite differently from most of its peers, with some surprising (though very cool) consequences.

We designed the Objective-C for Beginners training course to give you real insight into how Objective-C works under the covers. The course will teach you the fundamentals of classes, objects, methods, and messages. Guided, hands-on exercises will give you a solid, intuitive feel for how things work. You’ll also gain insight into how the Objective-C language’s runtime system works, and how best to leverage it’s remarkable flexibility.

Learning iOS (iPhone/iPad) Application Development.

iOS app development can involve an increasingly broad range of topics, so it’s often hard for developers to know where to begin. We’ve found that the best way to get started is by focusing initially on essential features of the Foundation framework.

These features include value classes such as NSString. NSNumber, and NSDate, collection classes such as NSArray, NSDictionary, and NSSet, and utilities like NSBundle, NSEnumerator, and NSAutoreleasePool, plus such core concepts and design patterns as property list programming, mutable subclasses, key-value coding, and key-value observing. You should also get a solid grounding in memory management techniques and Objective-C 2.0 declared properties.

The next area of focus would be the UIKit framework, starting with basics such as understanding UIApplication and the UIApplicationDelegate protocol, Views and Layers, View Controllers, and the Event-Drawing Cycle. In particular, responding to touches, layer-based animation with the Core Animation framework, custom drawing in subclasses of UIView with the Core Graphics library, and working with the View Hierarchy and Responder Chain.

You’ll also want to learn how to work with Controls such as UIButton, UITextField, and UISlider using the Target-Action Paradigm defined by UIControl. And you’ll want to get an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience with UITableView, UINavigationController, UITabBarController.

Ideally, you should also get a solid understanding of Xcode 5’s nib file editor (formerly, Interface Builder), Apple’s powerful, though at first mysterious, visual tool for user interface development.

Our iOS Development for Beginners is designed to give you a thorough, hands-on introduction to these and other related topics, as well as a look behind the scenes to understand how the Xcode 5 nib file editor works under the covers.

iOS Development Training Bundles.

About Objects offers bundled pricing on combinations of two or more training courses to help make them more affordable. Our latest offering, the iOS Development for Beginners Bundle. pairs Objective-C for Beginners with our latest course, iOS Development for Beginners. This bundle provides a great way to get started with iPhone and/or iPad development.

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New Series! iOS for IT Professionals.

So if you’re a hardcore developer, you now have the option of taking the faster-paced Objective-C for IT Professionals. or iOS Development for IT Professionals. Or, enroll in the iOS Development for IT Professionals Bundle. which combines the above two courses at a significantly reduced price.

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