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alxxx007
Jun 14, 2008, 01:02 AM
So I have absolutely no experience in any kind of programing whatsoever...Does anybody have any suggestions for working with xcode, any tutorial links/book suggestions/web sites/etc, and any suggestions of what type of language to learn first. I just want to start learning some basics. I've always been interested in programing and I'll probably be taking some classes this next semester, but I want to have a bit of background knowledge before i start a class.

Thanks for any advice that you can give to a poor sole such as myself. Anything will help! :rolleyes:

MBP 15'', ipod shuffle, ipod classic



GoCubsGo
Jun 14, 2008, 01:04 AM
http://www.bn.com /shrug?

aaronw1986
Jun 14, 2008, 01:05 AM
C or Java

vandozza
Jun 14, 2008, 01:08 AM
I think that this book "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X" is considered the "bible" of OS X programming.

See here - http://www.bignerdranch.com/products.shtml

The newest version is has just been released. I have the older edition, and it is very good.

HawaiiMacAddict
Jun 14, 2008, 03:06 AM
Aloha aixxx007,

I will second the Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X book. I learned some Assembly, VB, and C++ while at college, but since my switch to the Mac in 2006, have really wanted to learn to code using Objective-C and Xcode. I purchased the latest version of that book (3rd edition), and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone with the desired to code for the Mac. I would advise using Apple's documentation to learn about Objective-C first, or maybe purchasing a book on Objective-C, as that will speed your progress through the Cocoa Programming book. Either way, it's a small price to pay for some outstanding reference material.

HawaiiMacAddict

paintballer
Jun 14, 2008, 03:31 AM
I think that this book "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X" is considered the "bible" of OS X programming.

See here - http://www.bignerdranch.com/products.shtml

The newest version is has just been released. I have the older edition, and it is very good.

That is a great book. But you really have to know C first...

neonblue2
Jun 14, 2008, 07:49 AM
Try these. First two are C++, the other is GNU C.

http://newdata.box.sk/bx/c/index.htm

http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html#c++tutorial (a C tutorial is there but incomplete)

http://www.nongnu.org/c-prog-book/online/index.html

liptonlover
Jun 14, 2008, 09:37 AM
click on guides, one of the tabs on this website. There's lots of good links there.

alxxx007
Jun 14, 2008, 10:16 PM
Thanks a lot everybody for the great info!