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Objective-C Memory Management Essentials Objective-C Memory Management Essentials

Objective-C Memory Management Essentials will familiarize you with the basic principles of Objective-C memory management, to create robust and effective iOS applications. You will begin with a basic understanding of memory management, and why memory leaks occur in an application, moving on to autorelease pools and object creation/storage to get an idea of how memory is allocated. You will also see what ARC (Automatic Reference Counting) is and how it helps in memory management. Finally, you will cover examples on how to use the various tools provided by Xcode to help in memory management. You will also get a basic understanding of Swift, the recently introduced programming language to write interactive and lightning-fast applications. By the end of this book, you will have all the necessary knowledge on how to effectively memory-manage your application with best practices.
Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds

Hybrid cloud is the number one deployment model for the near future. Microsoft Azure connected to Windows Server and System Center offers benefits such as cost-effective backup, disaster recovery, and agility. Discover the full power of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) with this easy-to-follow guide. We take you through each step, all the way from giving you a good understanding of cloud computers to being able to connect Azure with your on-premises data center. Using clearly illustrated examples, you are taken through how to manage a Microsoft Hybrid Cloud. Beginning with how to set up site to site VPN connections to Azure, we move on to creating virtual machines and networks and automate this. Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds will answer all your questions on Azure and how to benefit from a hybrid cloud. This book will teach you how to connect on-premises Windows Server and System Center to Azure. It shows the strength of Azure but also explains that you might expect features that are not yet available.
iOS Game Programming Cookbook iOS Game Programming Cookbook

As mobile game development is increasing in popularity, iOS Game Programming Cookbook offers a cutting-edge platform for you to visualize and strengthen your game ideas and implementation. You will start by understanding the concepts of SpriteKit and implement them in your games. You will learn about the particle system, game center, and how to analyze game performance, followed by how to use SpriteKit's built-in physics simulation and integrate the physics world in the game with bodies that have joints and can detect collisions in your projects. Next, you will pump up the volume in your game by adding music with iCloud support. Moving on, you will add various AI behaviors and obstacle avoidance in your games. You will also get the chance to refresh your mathematics and physics skills to get a deeper understanding of game AI. By the end of the book, you will have created a multiplayer game!
Learning iOS Forensics Learning iOS Forensics

Mobile device forensics relates to the recovery of data from a mobile device. It has an impact on many different situations including criminal investigations and intelligence gathering. iOS devices, with their wide range of functionality and usability, have become one of the mobile market leaders. Millions of people often depend on iOS devices for storing sensitive information, leading to a rise in cybercrime. This has increased the need to successfully retrieve this information from these devices if stolen or lost. Learning iOS Forensics will give you an insight into the forensics activities you can perform on iOS devices. You will begin with simple concepts such as identifying the specific iOS device and the operating system version and then move on to complex topics such as analyzing the different recognized techniques to acquire the content of the device. Throughout the journey, you will gain knowledge of the best way to extract most of the information by eventually bypassing the protection passcode. After that, you, the examiner, will be taken through steps to analyze the data. The book will give you an overview of how to analyze malicious applications created to steal user credentials and data.
Corona SDK Mobile Game Development, 2nd Edition Corona SDK Mobile Game Development, 2nd Edition

Corona is a software development kit to build mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. This book will take you through the journey of developing games right from installing Corona SDK and creating Hello World as your first app. Going further, you will learn how to script in Lua and learn some techniques to apply this in Corona SDK with demonstration. Towards the end of the book you'll build the final game, which involves physical objects and also uses features such as the accelerometer. Moreover, learn to make your game socially available on Twitter and Facebook. By the end of the book, you'll learn to deploy your iOS and Android games to the App Store and Google Play Store.
Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS

Game apps are one of the most popular categories in the Apple iTunes App Store. Well, the introduction of the new Swift programming language will make game development even more appealing and easier to existing and future iOS app developers. In response, James Goodwill, Wesley Matlock and Apress introduce you to this book, Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS. In this book, you'll learn the fundamental elements of the new Swift language as applied to game development for iOS. In part 1, you'll start with a basic 2D game idea and build the game throughout the book introducing each SpriteKit topic as we add new functionality to the game. By the end of the book, you'll have experience with all the important SpriteKit topics and have a fully functional game as a result. In part 2 of this book, you'll learn 3D game development using Apple's SceneKit framework and the Swift programming language. And, you'll follow the same pattern we used for part 1. After reading and using this book, you'll have the skills and the code to build your first 2D and then 3D game app that you can run on any iOS enabled device and perhaps sell in the Apple iTunes App Store.
More iPhone Development with Swift More iPhone Development with Swift

Interested in iPhone and iPad apps development? Want to learn more? Whether you are a relative newcomer to iPhone and iPad or iOS development or an old hand looking to expand your horizons, we have the perfect Swift-flavored book for you. The update to the bestselling More iPhone Development by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche, More iPhone Development with Swift digs deeper into the new Apple Swift programming language and iOS 8 SDK, explaining complex concepts and techniques in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style you've come to expect. More iPhone Development with Swift covers topics like Swift, Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using Multipeer Connectivity, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, Camera Live-Previews integration, Barcode scanning and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. You'll journey through coverage of concurrent programming and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications.
Learn Swift on the Mac Learn Swift on the Mac

There's a new language in town. Swift is Apple's new, native, fast, and easy to learn programming language for iOS and OS X app development. It's their "Objective-C without the C". If you are an iOS developer or planning to become one, learning Swift is your #1 priority, and Learn Swift on the Mac tells you everything you need to get up to speed, well, swiftly. You'll start with the Swift Playground and an introduction to object-oriented programming so you can immediately see Swift in action. You then learn about all of the key language features like functions and closures, classes, methods, extensions, and how Swift works just as well as Objective-C when it comes to easy memory management with ARC. Finally you'll learn how to use Swift alongside Objective-C as well as with Core Data, and you'll learn how to put all of the pieces together with a health app using Apple's new HealthKit framework.
iOS 8 Programming Fundamentals with Swift iOS 8 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa Touch framework, and Swift - Apple's new programming language. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn Swift's object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple's development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have. Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 8.
Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development, 2nd Edition Xamarin Cross-platform Application Development, 2nd Edition

Developing a mobile application for just one platform is becoming a thing of the past. Companies expect their apps to be supported on both iOS and Android, while leveraging the best native features on both. Xamarin's tools help ease this problem by giving developers a single toolset to target both platforms. This book is a step-by-step guide to building real-world applications for iOS and Android. The book walks you through building a chat application, complete with a backend web service and native features such as GPS location, camera, and push notifications. Additionally, you'll learn how to use external libraries with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms to create shared user interfaces and make app-store-ready applications. This second edition has been updated with new screenshots and detailed steps to provide you with a holistic overview of the new features incorporated in Xamarin 3. By the end of the book, you will have gained expertise to build on the concepts learned and effectively develop a market-ready cross-platform application.
Learning iOS Security Learning iOS Security

iOS has quickly become one of the most popular mobile operating systems, not only with users, but also with developers and companies. This also makes it a popular platform for malicious adversaries. iOS users and developers need to be constantly aware of their mobile security risks. Because of this, there is great demand for risk assessment specialists and security engineers. This book is a hands-on guide that focuses on iOS Devices and application security. It also discusses many vulnerabilities and security-related shortcomings that could expose personal data to prying eyes or allow interception of an iOS devices communication. You will learn how to manage apps to reduce the risks from third-parties and then carry out practical steps and procedures to protect your device at a large scale using tools like Apple Configurator and MDM. By the end of this book, you will have a great understanding of the essentials of iOS apps and will be able to secure the platform easily and rapidly.
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