Full-color figures and code appear as they do in Xcode 5. In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language and start using it to write powerful native applications for even the newest Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities and Apple’s Xcode 5 development environment…make the most of Objective-C objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, Foundation Classes, threading, Git…and a whole lot more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-Step Instructions carefully walk you through the most common Objective-C development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. • Use Xcode 5 to write modern Objective-C software more quickly and efficiently • Master Objective-C’s object-oriented features and techniques • Manage projects more efficiently with the Git source code repository • Write more dynamic code with Objective-C’s powerful messaging architecture • Declare classes, instance variables, properties, methods, and actions • Work with mutable and immutable data types • Organize data with collections, including arrays, dictionaries, and sets • Painlessly manage memory with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) • Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions • Get started with Apple’s powerful classes and frameworks • Create and work with code blocks • Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch
In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 5 game engine at the heart of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Kerbal Space Program, and many other sizzling-hot games! This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach teaches you everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity game development tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.
Author: John Ray
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-06
In just 24 sessions of one hour each, learn how to build powerful applications for today’s hottest handheld devices: the iPhone and iPad! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill and technology you need, from setting up your iOS development environment to building great user interfaces, sensing motion to writing multitasking applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common iOS development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. John Ray is currently serving as the Director of the Office of Research Information Systems at the Ohio State University. His many books include Using TCP/IP: Special Edition, Maximum Mac OS X Security, Mac OS X Unleashed, Teach Yourself Dreamweaver MX in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself iOS 7 Application Development in 24 Hours. Printed in full color–figures and code appear as they do in Xcode Covers iOS 8 and up Learn to navigate the Xcode 6.x development environment Prepare your system and iDevice for efficient development Get started quickly with Apple’s new language: Swift Test code using the new iOS Playground Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development pattern Visually design and code interfaces using Xcode Storyboards, Segues, Exits, Image Slicing, and the iOS Object Library Use Auto Layout and Size Classes to adapt to different screen sizes and orientations Build advanced UIs with Tables, Split Views, Navigation Controllers, and more Read and write preferences and data, and create System Settings plug-ins Use the iOS media playback and recording capabilities Take photos and manipulate graphics with Core Image Sense motion, orientation, and location with the accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS Integrate online services using Twitter, Facebook, Email, Web Views, and Apple Maps Create universal applications that run on both the iPhone and iPad Write background-aware multitasking applications Trace, debug, and monitor your applications as they run
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to use today’s key networking techniques and technologies to build, secure, and troubleshoot both wired and wireless networks. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you master every skill you need–from working with Ethernet and Bluetooth to spam prevention to network troubleshooting. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common networking tasks. Q&A sections at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Choose the right network hardware and software and use it to build efficient, reliable networks Implement secure, high-speed Internet connections Provide reliable remote access to your users Administer networks to support users of Microsoft, Linux, and UNIX environments Use low-cost Linux servers to provide file and print services to Windows PCs Protect your networks and data against today’s most dangerous threats Use virtualization to save money and improve business flexibility Utilize RAID technologies to provide flexible storage at lower cost Troubleshoot and fix network problems one step at a time Preview and prepare for the future of networking
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours will help you get started fast, master all the core concepts of programming, and build anything from websites to games. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from the absolute basics through functions, objects, classes, modules, database integration, and more. Every lesson and case study application builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Python development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Warnings alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Install and run the right version of Python for your operating system Store, manipulate, reformat, combine, and organize information Create logic to control how programs run and what they do Interact with users or other programs, wherever they are Save time and improve reliability by creating reusable functions Master Python data types: numbers, text, lists, and dictionaries Write object-oriented programs that work better and are easier to improve Expand Python classes to make them even more powerful Use third-party modules to perform complex tasks without writing new code Split programs to make them more maintainable and reusable Clearly document your code so others can work with it Store data in SQLite databases, write queries, and share data via JSON Simplify Python web development with the Flask framework Quickly program Python games with PyGame Avoid, troubleshoot, and fix problems with your code