Posts Tagged ‘Objective-C’

iOS 6 Recipes Is Out

January 11th, 2013 7 comments


I’ve had this dream, for like ages, to become a published book author. Now I’ve done it. iOS 6 Recipes is out. (Actually, it’s been out since late november but I’ve been so exhausted that I haven’t been able to muster the energy to blog about it.)

iOS 6 Recipes is based on another book, iOS 5 Recipes, by Colin Francis and Shawn Grimes. My job was to upgrade that book with the new features of iOS 6, but as it turned out I had to rewrite most of the original content, keeping only the general structure and most of the old topics. I’m very proud of the result and although there are many ways in which it could still be improved, I believe I’ve accomplished the goal of producing a better book, valuable to its readers.

But I couldn’t have pulled this off if it wasn’t for the fantastic team at Apress, especially Anamika Panchoo (Coordinating Editor), Anselm Bradford (Technical Rewiever), Douglas Pundick (Developmental Editor) and Linda Seifert (Copy Editor).

If you’ve read iOS 6 Recipes and want to share your thoughts, or ask me questions, feel free to contact me, either through the comments here or by emailing me (you’ll find my email address in the book).


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New XCode Tutorial: Turning View-based Into Navigation-based

September 30th, 2011 No comments

The other day I started a new iPhone project to create an app that I had been thinking about for quite some time now. I meant to build a Navigation-based app, but for some reason I used the general View-based application template to create my project.

Nemas problemas – I thought – transforming it into a Navigation-based project should be simple enough. Call me stupid, or stubborn, but what seemed like an easy task took me the better part of a day to achieve; XCode can be very unintuitive some times, and the error messages not very helpful 🙂

Anyway, I thought I’d better put my achievement down in writing in case some of you out there will have the same need one day. Then maybe you’ll thank me for writing the Turning View-base into Navigation-based  tutorial.


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New Tutorial: Getting Started With UISpec on XCode 4

July 8th, 2011 No comments

One of the most popular pages on this website is the tutorial that helps you getting started with UISpec; i guess there’s a great demand for acceptance testing frameworks on Objective-C.

Anyway, I have just made a switch from XCode 3 to XCode 4, a huge improvement. A lot has changed in the user interface so I decided to upgrade the UISpec tutorial, but kept the old one in case someone prefer the old IDE: