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Code Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
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    From a developer’s perspective, one of the more significant changes in iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks for that matter, is the introduction of NSURLSession. Even though NSURLSession may seem daunting at first glance, it’s important that you understand what it is, how it relates to NSURLConnection, and what the differences are. In this session, I will take you through the fundamentals of NSURLSession so you can take advantage of this new technology in your own applications.

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    We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the fine team at Syncfusion to offer you one of their popular eBooks, JavaScript Succinctly, in session form.

    JavaScript Succinctly was written to give readers an accurate, concise examination of JavaScript objects and their supporting nuances, such as complex values, primitive values, scope, inheritance, the head object, and more. If you’re an intermediate JavaScript developer and want to solidify your understanding of the language, or if you've only used JavaScript beneath the mantle of libraries such as jQuery or Prototype, this is the session for you.

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    Welcome to the series on learning the Android SDK from scratch! If you want to start developing Android applications, this session will teach you the skills necessary from the very beginning. If you have any programming or coding experience at all it will help, but we will try to assume as little knowledge as possible.

    We will start by setting up the Android development resources on your computer and work through to create completely functional Android applications. Android development involves a few distinct types of skill, but if you focus on each one in turn, you can build a solid foundation for working on the platform. Once we get the initial setup tasks out of the way, we will head right into the development process! You will be working towards concrete results in no time!

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    This session will teach you how to use the Sprite Kit framework to create a question-based facts game. It is designed for both novice and advanced users. Along the way, you will apply the Sprite Kit core. The Facts Game session is divided into three tutorials in order to completely cover each topic.

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    In this session, you'll learn everything you need to know about Objective-C. You'll start with the basics by learning about the various data types and writing a simple application. The session also covers properties, memory management, methods, and categories. It also covers some newer additions to the C language, such as blocks. If you plan to developer for the iOS or OS X platforms, you certainly don't want to miss this session.

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    iOS 7 comes with a number of new great features and enhancements. In this session, we will highlight some of the most intesting ones and teach you how to use them in your iOS applications.

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