Programming iOS 9
If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks.

Stay up-to-date on iOS 9 innovations, such as the new layout constraint notation, expanded UIKit dynamics, revised unwind segues, iPad multitasking, and the Contacts framework. All example code is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run. more »
Building Dynamics CRM 2015 Dashboards with Power BI
Dynamics CRM 2015 holds a wealth of information about customers and the sales pipeline, but sometimes leaves users with basic end-user reporting and dashboard options. Power BI is a great new tool for analyzing and presenting data, giving us the ability to dig deeper into the information. With the increased requests for real-time sales analytics, Power BI when connected to Dynamics CRM offers a self-service approach to build, shape, and present data through an easy-to-use interface. The set of features within Power BI will give all users a tool to generate real-time sales productivity reports and dashboards to enhance their sales performance.

This book will provide you with the skills you need to learn how to build and present Dynamics CRM 2015 sales dashboards using Power BI. It follows a step-by-step process to build an interactive dashboard by organizing and consolidating datasets, improving the look and feel of graphs, charts, and maps, and enhancing data clarity with filters and slicers.

By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will learn how to use the Power BI Q/A functionality to query data in the dashboard, extend the dashboards to the mobile apps for the iPad and Surface, and leverage the pre-built workbook template provided by Microsoft for Dynamic CRM 2015 sales, service, and marketing dashboards. more »
Swift iOS 24-Hour Trainer
iOS Swift 24-Hour Trainer combines book and video lessons in Apple's Swift programming language to prepare you to build iPhone and iPad apps - and distribute them through the Appstore. First, this approachable text covers the fundamentals of Swift by introducing you to iOS development in this language, and presenting best practices for setting up a development environment and using variables, statements, expressions, operators, functions, and closures. Next, you explore common tasks, such as alert views, table views, and collection views. You then deepen your knowledge of Swift by considering network programming and local data storage. Finally, this engaging resource dives into slightly more advanced concepts, such as tab bars, web views, the accelerometer, camera, photo library, Google maps, and core location.

Swift was designed by Apple to incorporate modern scripting features while offering simpler, cleaner syntax than Objective-C to maintain a minimal and easy to read style. This more expressive code offers numerous key features, such as closures unified with function pointers, tuples and multiple value returns, generics, and functional programming patterns. more »