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Five books that every Apple iOS developer should own

All developers need to have a library they can count on when the coding gets tough. Here are five suggestions for your iOS book shelf.

It doesn't matter whether it's Objective C, Java, or Lego Mindstorms; if you are a developer you need to have a library of books you can refer to when the coding gets complicated. The Apple iOS developer is not immune from this requirement by any means. There are many good books, ranging from beginner to advanced guru, on the market, so choosing what goes on your book shelf can be tricky. Here are a few that I would recommend.

This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it is a good start.

The list

  1. Programming in Objective-C (5th Edition) (Developer's Library) by Stephen G. Kochan
  2. iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) by Joe Conway and Aaron Hillegrass
  3. Test-Driven iOS Development (Developer's Library) by Graham Lee
  4. iOS 6 Development Unleashed: Developing Mobile Applications for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by Robert McGovern
  5. Appreneur - Secrets to Success in the App Store by Taylor A. Pierce

Add your favorite

Okay, that's an initial list, but I bet you have a favorite book on iOS development that isn't one of these five. What is it and how has it helped you?

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

5 comments
spikesj
spikesj

The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook (Third Edition) by Erica Sadun. Has saved my bacon many times.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

What is your favorite or most often referred to book on iOS development?