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VwTdi09
Oct 21, 2010, 09:05 PM
I'm currently looking for a bootcamp-style class for Objective-C or Cocoa, preferably in the New York area but I will consider anywhere in the continental US.

It looks like the Big Nerd Ranch isn't offering the Cocoa I class anytime soon, so some alternative would be nice. I would be interested to hear if anyone has experience going to any of these classes.

Just got word from the boss that he might need me to help out with some Objective-C projects and I need something to get me up to speed quickly.

As far as background goes, I'm currently a C programmer at the firmware level and have little experience with OOP. I've messed around with it a little on my own but no professional experience.

Also, if anyone has any other suggestions besides a crash-course, I'm all ears :)



kainjow
Oct 21, 2010, 09:19 PM
Not sure about any classes, but since you already know C, you may want to pick up Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Objective-C-2-0-Stephen-Kochan/dp/0321566157) and start with that. Then when you're comfortable with the language, Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Programming-Mac-OS-3rd/dp/0321503619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287713821&sr=1-1).

VwTdi09
Oct 21, 2010, 10:06 PM
Not sure about any classes, but since you already know C, you may want to pick up Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Objective-C-2-0-Stephen-Kochan/dp/0321566157) and start with that. Then when you're comfortable with the language, Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Programming-Mac-OS-3rd/dp/0321503619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287713821&sr=1-1).

Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate. I actually own both those books already. They are very well written and have a ton of information but I need the structure of an actual class. I've tried the whole self-paced thing and things go smoothly for about a week then life gets in the way.

MorphingDragon
Oct 21, 2010, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I appreciate. I actually own both those books already. They are very well written and have a ton of information but I need the structure of an actual class. I've tried the whole self-paced thing and things go smoothly for about a week then life gets in the way.

Big Nerd Ranch is probably the only place short of going to university that teaches cocoa.

xStep
Oct 22, 2010, 12:40 AM
Good old Google found this iPhone one in NY (http://marakana.com/training/event/objective-c/iphone_and_ipad/objective-c_and_iphone_bootcamp/new_york,_ny/2010-11-15/1769.html).

Invasive Code (http://www.invasivecode.com/training.html) has training in San Francisco. I got their name from the MDN podcasts which will now be called something else; watch iDeveloper.tv (http://ideveloper.tv/) for further details.

dbendixen
Oct 22, 2010, 12:13 PM
Not sure about any classes, but since you already know C, you may want to pick up Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Objective-C-2-0-Stephen-Kochan/dp/0321566157) and start with that.

Is that book too advanced for someone who just "learned" C? I'm about to finish my second beginner book on C, and I want to jump into Objective-C, but didn't know where to start. I've heard mixed reviews on Apress's Learn Objective-C on the Mac, so I want to stay away from that one if possible.

dejo
Oct 22, 2010, 12:36 PM
Is that book too advanced for someone who just "learned" C?
No, it's not. In fact, it assumes no prior programming experience. So, having just learned C should not be a problem; in fact, it'll be an advantage. :)

dbendixen
Oct 22, 2010, 12:41 PM
No, it's not. In fact, it assumes no prior programming experience. So, having just learned C should not be a problem; in fact, it'll be an advantage. :)

Good to know. Thanks for the info. Just looked on Amazon and I really want to pick up the book--BUT the 3rd Edition is coming out in Feb... Don't want to wait, but the newer version would be awesome.

MorphingDragon
Oct 22, 2010, 07:37 PM
Good to know. Thanks for the info. Just looked on Amazon and I really want to pick up the book--BUT the 3rd Edition is coming out in Feb... Don't want to wait, but the newer version would be awesome.

The newer version has a chapter on Blocks and GCD.
(Look on the SK website)

VwTdi09
Oct 30, 2010, 04:21 PM
I've found these two classes:

http://marakana.com/training/objective-c/iphone_and_ipad/objective-c_and_iphone_bootcamp.html

http://www.aboutobjects.com/training/iphone_development/iphone_and_ipad_development_bundle.html

Anyone have any experience with either?