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c1phr
Feb 6, 2011, 05:16 PM
I am a programmer moving to Mac from Windows and Linux. I originally have a bit of a background in Python and .net with C# (HTML/CSS as well) and I'm hoping to go through a book and learn Objective C. I've narrowed my choice down to three, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight on any of them or had used one before. I want something that is a "beginner book" to help strengthen my background and something that isn't super dense to read.


My choices thus far:

Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Objective-C-2-0-Stephen-Kochan/dp/0321566157/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296891962&sr=1-7)

Learning Objective-C 2.0: A Hands-On Guide to Objective-C for Mac and iOS Developers (http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Objective-C-2-0-Hands-Developers/dp/0321711386/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I34DE7NA7QSNFQ&colid=20M2O7HZJ8BG)

Beginning Mac Programming: Develop with Objective-C and Cocoa (http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Mac-Programming-Objective-C-Programmers/dp/1934356514/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3B2MW5C0H31WU&colid=20M2O7HZJ8BG)



balamw
Feb 6, 2011, 05:33 PM
Kochan is the "standard" beginner's book a d consistently gets good reviews, but the other two target the same audience.

I would suggest you use Amazon's "look inside" and the samples at http://pragprog.com/ to peek inside the three books and see how you like the style each provides.

B