My book is finally done! iOS Programming for .NET Developers has been a labor of love. I wrote this book to help .NET devs leverage their existing skills to understand iOS programming. When I first moved to the iOS world no book like it existed, but I sure wish it had.
The book explains iOS development by comparing and contrasting it with tools, APIs, and concepts familiar to .NET developers. For example, it compares Xcode to Visual Studio, and Objective-C to C#. After working on large, successful enterprise iPhone and iPad applications, I felt it was time to help other .NET devs pick up this valuable skillset.
Where to get it
I have created a free PDF sample of the book. Download it here.
“The similarities between the two environments are far from obvious, but I am happy to say that there are a great many! I feel that reading this book has increased my comprehension of iOS application development far quicker than a standard text on learning iOS would have allowed.”
by Colin Eberhardt
CIO of Shinobi Controls
Senior Technical Architect at Scott Logic
“With the help of this articulate and eminently readable book I was able to quickly contribute to the project at hand in a meaningful manner. Without this invaluable guidance, I would never have been able to go “From Visual Studio to XCode,” “From C# to Objective-C,” or “From Garbage Collection to ARC” in any sort of reasonable timeframe.”
by Michael Turbe
Software Developer at Fino Consulting
Q) Is there any difference between the iBooks and Kindle editions?
A) Yes, there is a visual difference. The iBooks edition has better looking images than the Kindle edition. Amazon “converts” a book’s images by reducing their quality during the publishing process, in order to make book files smaller and faster to download. Apple does not alter the images, so they look much better. If you have a choice, buy the iBooks edition. Both editions are the same price.
Q) Is the book’s source code properly formatted?
A) I put a very high priority on having the best source code formatting and legibility possible. That’s why I spent many hours taking screenshots of the book’s code examples, instead of just pasting them into the book. Each code example in the book looks exactly like how it looks in the Xcode IDE.
Q) Can the book be bought via PayPal?
A) Yes, the paperback edition can be bought via PayPal from Lulu.