First impressions of the Core Animation book

October 29th, 2008  |  Tags: , , ,

I got my copy of Bill Dudney’s Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone yesterday.

I pre-ordered this book in March, but the Pragmatic gang decided to include coverage of iPhone topics at the 11th hour and ran into a snag with Apple’s now-lifted iPhone NDA, which delayed the book’s release from midsummer until now. (I note that the iPhone chapter, which was directly responsible for the delay, is 14 pages long.)

I really don’t have any time for recreational programming right now, but I read the first few chapters last night. It reads well, has an approachable tutorial style, and makes me wistfully look forward to some point in the future when I have more free time.