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iOS SDK Development beta updated to iOS 6

September 24, 2012

Good news! iOS SDK Development is now updated to the very latest iOS 6.
If you’ve already bought the beta of this title, then this update is free and waiting for you on your bookshelf.

If you haven’t, then now is a great time to get up to speed on the latest that iOS has to offer. Come and get the beta while it’s hot, from

And if you fancy more personal instruction, the Pragmatic Studio has just the course for you. Read on…

iOS SDK Development

Since the iPhone’s launch in 2008, the iOS platform has added two new device families, thousands of new APIs, new tools and programming practices, and hundreds of thousands of new apps. iOS SDK Development is the second edition of the bestselling iPhone SDK Development, completely rewritten from the ground up to cover iOS 6’s new features.

You’ll get hands-on experience working with Objective-C and Xcode 4 as you work through this tutorial-style book with two experienced iOS developers by your side. Along the way, you’ll learn the fundamentals of maintainable, performant iOS programming, including:

  • Making apps that are multi-core-capable, testable, internationalizable, and that use less memory.
  • Developing user interfaces with Auto Layout that take advantage of the extra screen space on the iPhone 5
  • Understanding the underlying concepts of touch event handling, drawing and animation, multi-core concurrency, and memory management with iOS 5’s new Automatic Reference Counting.
  • Creating and using unit tests to ensure your app continues to work as intended even as the codebase evolves.
  • Working through Apple’s App Store processes, including preparing apps for submission, avoiding rejections, and understanding crash reports from end users.

Whether you’re a first-time iOS developer, or you’re looking to get up to speed with all the changes to Apple’s tools and frameworks, iOS SDK Development is the solid grounding you need to master this popular platform.

Now available in beta from

Learn iOS 6 in The Pragmatic Studio

The iOS 6 SDK is here, and we’ve got you covered! Join us in the iOS Programming Studio on November 6-9 in Denver, CO and learn how to use all the latest APIs and tools, including Xcode 4.5, to create iPhone or iPad apps like the pros.

Spend four days with both Bill Dudney and Daniel Steinberg, two iOS development experts and Pragmatic book authors, learning how to design and build high-quality apps from start to finish using best practices and expert techniques. In this hands-on course, you’ll create 6 example apps and walk away not just knowing how to use the SDK, you’ll also understand why things are the way they are.

“I learned so much more in 4 days than I had in 6 months of reading about iPhone development!”
—Eric Schurter

“I should have taken this course a year ago, before we started our iOS project!”
—Josh Gubler

“I wanted training from real, experienced iPhone developers…and I got that in this Studio!”
—Kevin Garriott

Reserve your seat by Friday, October 5 to get the best price!

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