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Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK

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I don't know why this book has ANY 5 Stars!

By Theodore Kirk "Theo" - December 18, 2010

I have no idea why anyone would give this book 5 stars. I honestly dislike giving poor reviews, but after reading it, and passing the time I could have requested a Kindle refund, I felt it was necessary to assist others thinking about purchasing this book. Here are my complaints about this book, and why you should not purchase it.

1. The Source download for the book does not match the text always, and is cause for great confusion in following the author's steps.
2. The Author leaves out key steps/parts from time to time and someone with little experience would encounter errors when building the project
3. I've read several books and taken college classes on iOS programming, and the author takes a different approach than I'm used to, so I find it hard to follow at times.
4. I wish the sample chapter wasn't just background on iPad, so I could have seen a sample project before purchasing.
5. There is no published Errata for the book online, not even a user... read more

Great book to move from iPhone to iPad development

By EX600 - September 2, 2010

When I got my iPad and started playing with the sdk I focused a lot on the new split view and the popovers. I don't know why, but for me they seemed like the biggest "new thing" on the iPad. I've also played with movieplayer controllers a bit while doing some work for a customer but so far, that's been it on the iPad.

I've been spending a lot of time learning more general Cocoa frameworks which work on iPhone, iPad and osx like Core Data and haven't really studied much of the iPad sdk since.

I really didn't know what to expect from this book and found it hard to see how an entire book could be filled with iPad specific stuff. There is - of course - a lot of new stuff in the iPad sdk such as bezier paths, creation of pdf files, a new framework called Core Text, Popovers, enhanced movie player controllers, split view controllers, modal presentation styles, new input methods, gesture recognizers, document support and you'll be happy to hear that this book covers... read more

Straight to the New Topics

By D. Kristula - September 12, 2010

This book is an excellent read for someone with prior iPhone (iOS) programming knowledge looking for a book without 100 pages of reminders. Many of the other books are written as a combination of thoughts for "You're new to iOS and new to iPad.." I didn't want to pay for a book and then have the first half of it all stuff I already knew. This book is written with a strong assumption (as noted immediately in the book itself and the title) that you need to understand how to program an iPhone first, then pick up this book to get straight to what matters in programming an iPad. If you know the basics of programming for iPhone, I'd suggest this your first title for expanding your knowledge to programming an iPad.

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