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It's here: iPad Programming now in beta

April 03, 2010

It’s here. Have at it.

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iPad Programming: A Quick-Start Guide for iPhone Developers

iPad Programming: A Quick-Start Guide for iPhone Developers shows you just what you need to know to write outstanding new apps for the Apple iPad. It’s the best resource to help you maximize the iPhone skills you already have and take advantage of this new technology. The book is now available in early beta, with the first four chapters (about 100 pages) complete. Join us for the fun as we follow the twists and turns of this remarkable new device.

iPad Programming is aimed at experienced iPhone developers. If you’re new to the Mac development scene, you’ll probably want to start with iPhone SDK Development. If you’re new to programming in general, then take a look at Beginning Mac Programming: Develop with Objective-C and Cocoa.

Please remember this is an early beta, so there will be plenty of changes as the book grows and we all get a chance to play hands-on with the iPad. Why are we so excited about this new piece of hardware?

Once you hold an iPad in your hands you’ll know what the fuss is all about. Select an app and the device disappears as you find yourself immersed in the experience—the iPad defines a new category for devices. iPad Programming shows you how to build apps for the iPad that people will love to use.

This quick-start guide will have you writing iPad apps right away using a combination of the familiar iPhone APIs along with the new APIs and additional templates designed specifically for creating iPad applications.

Every time you turn around it seems as if there’s another ten thousand apps added to the App Store for the iPhone. If you’re building iPad-specific apps, it’s a brand new day with plenty of opportunity.

Available now in beta from

Have at it.

Coming Soon:

  • Cocoa Programming [in print April]
  • Driving Technical Change: Why People On Your Team Don’t Act On Good Ideas, and How To Convince Them They Should [in beta April]
  • Pragmatic Guide to Subversion [in beta April]

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Dave & Andy