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I'm a Mac
Apr 9, 2008, 03:25 PM
I am interested in learning how to make apps for Mac OS X and the iPhone but I have no coding experience whatsoever. I understand I should probably learn C first. What C books (or sites) do people recommend for a complete newbie? What books could teach C and Xcode? Once I learn C, should I be able to understand apple's page on objective c?



Cromulent
Apr 9, 2008, 03:42 PM
Once I learn C, should I be able to understand apple's page on objective c?

Yes.

The best books on C are "A Book on C" and "The C Programming Language" if you ask me.

You don't really need to use Xcode when you are learning C. Stick to a text editor like Text Wrangler (it's free) and the command line it is much easier and saves having confusing moments because the IDE (Xcode) has hidden a setting somewhere that you don't understand.

Eraserhead
Apr 9, 2008, 04:48 PM
I think I for one have over-egged the Cocoa FAQ, sorry :o.

I'm a Mac
Apr 9, 2008, 05:48 PM
How to I create and compile a Hello World in C?

mongrol
Apr 9, 2008, 06:18 PM
http://www.cprogramming.com/