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I'm a Mac
Apr 15, 2008, 07:25 PM
If I want to start with C before learning objective-c, and I have no coding knowledge, what apps/tools do I need to do the stuff that would be in the books? Any books on C that use XCode?

EDIT: Do you think Steven Kochan's book is good enough for a complete novice?

What books are good for understanding how to use xcode?



psingh01
Apr 15, 2008, 08:43 PM
In general try to learn the language independent of the IDE. When you are learning C, you basically only need a little bit of knowledge in how to setup a project in XCode. Afterwards you will mostly be editing source code and clicking one button (build/run).

You can just as easily learn c from the command line. That's how I learned back in the day :)

lee1210
Apr 15, 2008, 08:58 PM
There are strong opinions on both sides of this one.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=455936

That post has a pretty good representation of all sides, I'll just let you go through that instead of restating my arguments here.

-Lee