About the Book
Apple delivered iOS 8 to the developer world at WWDC in June 2014, before launching it at the wider world in September of the same year. The iOS 8 SDK was somewhat over-shadowed by the simultaneous announcement of a new programming language in the form of Swift, however this didn't mean that the core OS had been overlooked at all. Quite the opposite - a huge number of new APIs had been introduced, powering tons of new functionality.
iOS8: Day-by-Day is a review of the most important of these. Busy developers don't have time to trawl the WWDC videos and Apple documentation. Instead they'd like to get a high-level summary of the new possibilities, alongside some working sample code. This is exactly what iOS8: Day-by-Day provides. It started out as a blog series, and these blog posts now form the basis of the book.
About the Author
Sam is the Technical Evangelist for ShinobiControls, and spends his life creating code for both iOS and Android, blogging about it and meeting people. Prior to working in mobile software development, Sam worked as a computer vision researcher completing his doctorate in 2005 before continuing his research for the UK Government. Deciding that his passion lay elsewhere, Sam has been developing software for mobile devices ever since. By day you'll find him attending conferences, writing tutorials, meeting people and generally being a good guy. By night he's likely to be out entertaining people, armed with his trombone and killer dance moves. You can follow him on twitter @iwantmyrealname.
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