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I occasionally get inquiries about the books that I'm involved in, particularly the upcoming Pro Objective-C for Mac and iPhone. I want to briefly summarize the publications that I'm involved with so that there's a single public place that explains it all. I will discuss them in chronological order from when I first started on each one.
iPhone cool projects: this book came out in the summer of 2009 and is currently available from many fine retailers. I wrote chapter 2, which talks about building custom UDP networking protocols.
Pro Objective-C for Mac and iPhone: not currently available. A preview of the first seven chapters is available for purchase from the publisher. I was involved in this project for only a few months in the first half of 2009, before I discovered that the publisher and I were completely incompatible and I left. The extent of my involvement in this book is first drafts of the first five chapters, and the initial overall organization of the book. Although originally due out about a year ago, the release date has slipped several times. Since I am no longer involved with the project in any way, I have no idea as to its actual status or probable release date.
(My own personal recommendation would be not to seek out either of the above books. The percentage of the your money which actually goes to the authors is painfully small. If you like my writing, read my stuff here. If you like it so much that you want to give me money, read the next paragraph.)
The Complete Friday Q&A: Volume One: this is a self-published compilation of all of my Friday Q&A posts through August 2010. I plan to initially release it on iBooks, with other formats (maybe even dead tree) to potentially follow. It is in the final stages of editing now, and its release is imminent, although I can't commit to an exact date.
For those of you interested in my writing, Complete should be out soon and I will certainly announce here when it's available. If you're after Pro Objective-C, then I'm afraid that at this point I know no more than you do about when you'll be able to purchase it.
I'm really glad to see all this interest in my stuff, and I hope that the Complete ebook will live up to your expectations.
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