PDA

View Full Version : How to lean Cocoa?




barijazz
Mar 21, 2008, 05:26 PM
I haven't done any programming (other than dabbling with html) and want to learn cocoa, and eventually cocoa touch. I bought a book but it is panther based and makes a lot of references to other programming languages. I've decided that I want to take a class (not college) but can't find any. Any suggestions.



Eraserhead
Mar 21, 2008, 05:36 PM
See the Cocoa FAQ

Cromulent
Mar 21, 2008, 05:38 PM
I haven't done any programming (other than dabbling with html) and want to learn cocoa, and eventually cocoa touch. I bought a book but it is panther based and makes a lot of references to other programming languages. I've decided that I want to take a class (not college) but can't find any. Any suggestions.

You want to learn Objective-C before you think about touching Cocoa. Objective-C is the programming language that Cocoa uses while Cocoa itself is a set of APIs (Application Programming Interface).

This book will teach you everything you need to know:

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjectiveC/ObjC.pdf

barijazz
Mar 21, 2008, 10:03 PM
Thanks I didn't realize cocoa was just a set of APIs rather than a language.

yeroen
Mar 21, 2008, 10:09 PM
You may want to pick up an Objective-C book. The Apple Obj-C manuals are really only comprehensible if you've already programmed in C or C++.

sord
Mar 21, 2008, 10:21 PM
Step 1 in your journey to new knowledge - read at least 1 of the posts that get asked every day on this forum asking the same question.