iPhone Applications Tune-Up

iPhone Applications Tune-Up
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  • Tune up every aspect of your iOS application for greater levels of stability and performance
  • Improve the users' experience by boosting the performance of your app
  • Learn to use Xcode's powerful native features to increase productivity
  • Profile and measure every operation of your application for performance
  • Integrate powerful unit-testing directly into your development workflow
  • Learn everything from architecture and syntax to memory, network, and animation performance

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 256 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2011
ISBN : 1849690340
ISBN 13 : 9781849690348
Author(s) : Loyal Moses
Topics and Technologies : All Books, App Testing, Mobile Application Development, iOS, Mobile, Cookbooks, Linux Servers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Performance, Bottlenecks, and Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Design for Performance
Chapter 3: Maintainability
Chapter 4: Reliability
Chapter 5: Performance Measurement and Benchmarking
Chapter 6: Syntax and Process Performance
Chapter 7: Network Performance
Chapter 8: Memory Performance
Chapter 9: Application and Object Lifecycles
Chapter 10: Animation, View, and Display Performance
Chapter 11: Database and Storage Performance
Chapter 12: Common Cocoa Design Patterns
Chapter 13: The Xcode Advantage
  • Chapter 1: Performance, Bottlenecks, and Fundamentals
    • Success and performance
    • Perception of performance
    • Performance fundamentals
    • Approaching performance
    • Process management
    • Memory
    • Storage
    • Network
    • User interface
    • Be a good neighbor
    • Application design and architecture
    • Application performance
    • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Maintainability
        • Variable naming conventions
        • Method naming conventions
        • Camel case
        • Syntax efficiency
        • Readability versus compactness
        • Dot syntax
        • Re-factoring
        • Library bloat
        • LIPO
        • Comments
        • Documentation
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Reliability
          • Exception handling
          • Error checking
          • Unit testing
          • Preparing a project for logic unit testing
          • Preparing a project for application unit testing
          • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Application and Object Lifecycles
                    • Mise en place
                    • Application lifecycle
                    • Application startup sequence
                    • Application execution
                    • Application termination sequence
                    • Application init
                    • awakeFromNib
                    • application: didFinishLaunchingWithOptions
                    • applicationDidBecomeActive
                    • applicationWillEnterForeground
                    • applicationWillResignActive
                    • applicationDidEnterBackground
                    • applicationWillTerminate
                    • Object lifecycle
                    • Object init
                    • Summary

                            Loyal Moses

                            Loyal Moses is an accomplished business owner and entrepreneur as well as technical speaker, writer and multi-lingual developer with more than 20 years of programming experience on every major operating system platform. With a long and diverse technical background, Loyal has a wide-ranging set of both basic and advanced skills from network security and professional hacking to desktop, web, and mobile device development. Loyal is recognized as creating the first intrusion-detection and correlation App for both the iPhone and iPad to complement Aanval, his globally successful Snort and Syslog network intrusion management creation. Additionally, Loyal has designed, developed and published several profitable iOS applications, which remain available today on the Apple App Store. Loyal also semi-regularly maintains his personal blog, which can be found at http://www.loyalmoses.com.
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                            What you will learn from this book

                            • Understand the basic principles of application performance and bottlenecks
                            • Learn the benefits and techniques of performance-driven development
                            • Analyze an application with proper benchmarking and measurement utilities
                            • Identify iOS and device capabilities and limitations
                            • Improve network and communications performance
                            • Understand the common pitfalls caused by misuse of basic language syntax
                            • Learn design patterns that can increase application simplicity and performance
                            • Become more familiar with the object and component lifecycle
                            • Use unit testing and exception handling to create better code
                            • Store and recall data faster and more efficiently

                            In Detail

                            The best iPhone applications are the ones that demonstrate smooth, fast, efficient and optimal performance. An application should be designed to run at 200 mph, but operate just as smoothly as it would at 5 mph. Developing an application that supports such a wide range of performance needs is no small task and requires an understanding of the basic elements of performance as well as a strong strategy.

                            This book covers every aspect of tuning, optimizing, and squeezing every last bit of performance out of an iOS project. From application architecture and design to development and deployment, readers will be guided through the entire process of tuning an iOS application for high performance.

                            Every line of code presents an opportunity to improve upon the effective performance of an application. This book begins with the fundamentals of performance, demonstrating the impact poor performance can have on the success of an application. Apple's App Store is riddled with applications that fall just short of success and it isn't too much of a stretch to attribute many of these failures to a lack of optimization. Readers will be lead through each chapter, learning every aspect of performance tuning from simple syntax tips and tricks to advanced process management, and network and memory optimizations.

                            In addition to theories, syntax, and detailed code examples, readers will learn to take advantage of Apple's powerful performance measurement and benchmarking utilities to identify the specific components of an iOS project that might need attention.

                            Learn the fundamentals of performance driven development to remedy existing performance related issues or design high performance iOS applications from start to finish


                            Written to be read straight through as well as to be used as a technical reference, each chapter of this book focuses on an individual aspect of application performance and how it relates to the overall development and tune-up process.

                            The reader will be introduced to the fundamentals of iOS performance bottlenecks and how poor application performance can and does affect a user's experience, adoption, and ultimately success

                            Who this book is for

                            This book is for iOS application developers who are interested in resolving application performance bottlenecks in both new and existing Xcode projects. Readers should be familiar with the basic concepts and principles of iOS development, Objective-C syntax, and use of Apple's Xcode development environment.

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