Top 5 must read coding books for iOS Developers on Amazon


Avram Joel Spolsky, author of the blog Joel on Software wrote in one of his blog posts ” Programmers seem to have stopped reading books. The market for books on programming topics is miniscule compared to the number of working programmers”. A lot of research went into finding why developers fringe away from books on codes- one may be because most of them are not good enough to invest time into. Jeff Atwood quotes in his blog Coding Horror that books on coding are sold by weight rather than volume. He says “There seems to be an inverse relationship between the size of a programming book and its quality. The bigger the book, somehow, the less useful information it will contain.” The bookstores seem to have a dearth of good books for developers. However, we have good news for iOS developers. SFM team stacked up 5 books for iOS developers to read through!


iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition)

Recapitulate the essential tools, concepts and techniques needed to build iOS applications. It covers iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3, and is based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular iOS Bootcamp course. Get this book at a price of $31.98 or rent it at $23.39 fat Amazon.

The Core iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook (4th Edition) (Developer’s Library) by Erica Sadun

World renowned iOS programming expert Erica Sadun clubs in all classes needed to create an iOS 6 mobile app. Completely revised and tested codes that includes all the latest features of iOS 6 and newest iPhones, iPods and Ipads this book is a direct jump to solutions. Avail this book at Amazon at $26.03, and Kindle Edition comes at $20.34. You can rent it as well at $17.56-$17.67.

Test-Driven iOS Development (Developer’s Library) by Graham Lee

This book promises consistent superior quality code to face all those critical problems with iOS development. Test-Driven Development (TDD) is one of the most powerful practices to adopt when building an iOS application. Graham Lee himself has been a long term MAC developer. He introduces helpful patterns to apply TDD in your development process. Not only this, he even previews the powerful automated testing features that will soon make advent on the iOS platforms. Own a copy of this book at a price of $20.48 at Amazon. The shipping is free!

Foundation iPhone App development: Build An iPhone App in 5 Days with iOS 6 SDK (Kindle Edition) by Nick Kuh

Get familiar with coding objective-C using Xcode 4.5, storyboarding and iOS 6 SDK to create an iPhone app. All the tricks, tips and lessons are piled up in this book for new iPhone developers.. Nick Kuh is an experienced Apple-award winner developer. Throughout this book, Nick will teach you how to build an app for iOS 6 from the scratch. In a process of 5 days, you will be all set to build a beautiful apple app! Get your hands on this amazing book at a price of $17.63 at Amazon. The Kindle Edition comes at $13.49.

Book 1: Diving In – iOS App Development for Non-Programmers (The Series on How to Write iPhone & iPad Apps)

Not all developers are experienced. This is the best book for a person who has no experience but has a passion to build a mobile app for iOS platform. This is a step by step guide for a novice to get started with the first prototype. The first book of its series is already a favourite for developers. The book has proper demonstration of how to proceed from the scratch. If you are just beginning, then its time you place your order at Amazon. it costs just INR 399.00/ $6.00 (Kindle Price).

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