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Apple posts free developer documentation for iBooks users (tuaw.com)
40 points by tortilla on Dec 19, 2010 | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments

Whoah-when did this "Collections" feature sneak into iBooks? Very nice. I made a "Cocoa" collection and stuck them all in it.

iBooks 1.2 - updated in the last week

I started out developing for the Mac with "The Objective-C Programming Language" but found it clumsy and kind of dense. In my opinion "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X" by Aaron Hillegass (http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Programming-Mac-OS-3rd/dp/032150...) is much better in the way it introduces concepts, and flows from chapter to chapter. Well worth the investment if you're serious about developing for the Mac.

I found that Aaron Hillegass's book was decent enough as a tutorial, but halfway through it left me feeling like it raised too many questions without answering them. I was making toy apps but I didn't know what the hell was going on. Just my two cents.

Aren't these the same docs you can get with a free Apple developer account?

Yes, but formatted as books for iBooks.

This is newsworthy?

EDIT: This is a serious question... The article is a pointer to iBook versions of free PDFs. I can't imagine why this has been so well received. You can even view the original PDFs in iBooks... What am I missing?

Seconded. PDFs work just fine with Stanza and GoodReader too.

They are missing a few chapters compared to the online versions (easy to see which ones; just look at what chapter numbers were skipped in the contents). Still much easier to read than PDFs.

can't you read those like html pages anymore? way better than this, and PDFs

yes you still can, it's just another option

It is obvious that this link is just to bring more traffic to tuaw.com. This is becoming ridiculous on HN.

The iOS HIG appears to have disappeared.

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