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R0US
Sep 29, 2010, 08:28 PM
Hello all,

I have been programming in realbasic for the past 5 years and would consider myself very proficient at it. Today however i have found myself fed up, RB has too many problems and i dont want to pay $100 each time theres an upgrade. I tried Obj-C a few years back and even had an Arron Ballman(?) book to learn it, but ended up going with RB instead, so i am familiar with obj-c, c++, and OOP programming and i figure ill open up Xcode 3.2.3 and give it a whirl. immediately i notice it looks much much different, xib vs nibs and all that. so i go looking for tutorials, all i find are ones for versions before 3.1 or iPhone ones, and i am not interested in iPhone dev. i get general concepts but things look different and are moved around a bit. could anyone please take pity upon me and point me to as much good beginner info on xcode AFTER 3.2

thanks a bunch guys



Lacehim
Oct 5, 2010, 09:15 PM
I had this problem too R0US.

There are newer books around that will have the newer Xcode layout but I've found you really have to get your hands on them (not easy) to find out the version of Xcode used in the book. So far I have found my way around Xcode using older books. It's all still there, just not in the same place! :) It was the first wall I hit when I started out so I just changed books to make life easier to start with.

I'm currently working though "Objective C for Absolute Begineers" which has been great so far. I'm starting out without any prior knowledge of programming so that might not suit you but there are tons of books & videos out there to get you started.

robvas
Oct 5, 2010, 09:53 PM
Did you check out Apple's tutorial?

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjCTutorial/01Introduction/01Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40000863


Next, you might want to try "Learning Objective-C 2.0" or "Programming in Objective-C 2.0"

Be careful, they are different books but they almost have the same name (and used to have almost the same cover!)

You might want to look at "Learn Cocoa on the Mac" as well, aka "the fruit book". Go into a bookstore and see what they have, or browse around Amazon.com. Make sure you get the latest editions of the book, you might find an older one on sale but you will be lost!