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Ironduke
Feb 4, 2007, 03:51 AM
I really want to get into xcode programming, The only interface I have known in Visual Studio on Windows which appears quite different.

I have heard alot about xcode 3.0 coming with leopard.

but will it be that to 2.4?

my question is should I buy a book now based on xcode 2 or wait for a book release on xcode 3?

any suggestions would be great



sushi
Feb 4, 2007, 03:56 AM
That is the 64 dollar question.

Suggest that you buy what you need today.

robbieduncan
Feb 4, 2007, 04:54 AM
If Apple's previous behaviour is any indicator of the future then nothing from XCode 3.0, the updated version of Interface Builder or Objective C 2.0 will be backported to any previous OS.

But this does not mean that stuff you learn now will not be useful in the future. If you buy a book now and learn the basics you should be able to pick up the new stuff using the online documentation without buying another book.

Ironduke
Feb 5, 2007, 10:08 AM
thanx for the help guys, one last favour could you tell me a good xcode book or give the website of a place that reviews them

caveman_uk
Feb 6, 2007, 06:28 AM
The choice of books specifically for xcode isn't huge - especially when you consider the mountain of books for anything visual studio related. Fritz Anderson's book is very good though (well I thought it was).

http://www.amazon.com/Step-into-Xcode-Mac-Development/dp/0321334221/sr=8-1/qid=1170764787/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-5173213-1930511?ie=UTF8&s=books