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jeremy.king
Sep 24, 2004, 05:23 PM
Hopefully this could become a sticky in this category, but I am starting a list of links that are useful when programming in OS X. This is what I have found so far:

Websites
http://developer.apple.com
http://cocoadevcentral.com/
http://www.cocoadev.com/index.pl
http://macdevcenter.com/
http://www.maczealots.com/
http://www.stepwise.com/
http://www.idevgames.com/
http://www.createmacgames.org/
http://www.xcodeforums.com/
http://macscripter.net/
www.sourceforge.net
http://cocoaprogramming.net/
http://java.sun.com
http://www.mindview.net/
http://developer.apple.com/referencelibrary/GettingStarted/GS_Java/index.html
http://www.cafeaulait.org/
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/overview-summary.html

Books
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
Hillegass, ISBN 0321213149

Programming in Objective - C
Kochan, ISBN 0672325861
http://cprog.oreilly.com/
http://java.oreilly.com/



SilentPanda
Sep 24, 2004, 05:36 PM
http://www.idevgames.com/
http://www.createmacgames.org/
http://www.xcodeforums.com/

mac_handle
Sep 24, 2004, 09:29 PM
Thanks for your all post ... aha :)

broken_keyboard
Sep 24, 2004, 11:09 PM
This site contains documentation of many file formats (doc, jpg etc..)
http://www.wotsit.org/

GeeYouEye
Sep 28, 2004, 01:56 PM
Very useful. Thanks!

mms
Oct 6, 2004, 11:26 PM
O'Reilly books are always nice:
http://cprog.oreilly.com/
http://java.oreilly.com/

Sadly there's a lack of great Java resources listed here. Anyone got any useful ones?

Macs R Us
Oct 7, 2004, 01:11 AM
WOW!!! Thanks these are actuly helpful for me! I have good luck:)...

Santaduck
Feb 26, 2005, 03:38 AM
Some Applescript resources:
http://macscripter.net/ (forums at http://bbs.macscripter.net )
macosxhints dev forum (http://forums.macosxhints.com/forumdisplay.php?f=27)

whooleytoo
May 6, 2005, 06:34 AM
Don't ignore Usenet! If you're specific with your question, the guys on the comp.sys.mac.programmer.* (http://groups-beta.google.com/groups/dir?q=comp.sys.mac.programmer.*) groups can be very helpful.

Jedda
Jul 10, 2005, 01:34 AM
Great resources here already.

One book for slightly more advanced coders to read is

Code Complete
McConnell, ISBN 0735619670

Interestingly enough, it is actually published by the Microsoft press. This aside, its a fantastic 'bible' for programmers of any language and provides some great things for amateur and professional programmers alike to to think about.

satans_banjo
Sep 12, 2005, 01:33 PM
www.sourceforge.net

can't forget that

Heath
Oct 8, 2005, 06:21 PM
A few Java tidbits

http://java.sun.com
(of course)

http://www.mindview.net/
Free and quite excellent Java book

http://developer.apple.com/referencelibrary/GettingStarted/GS_Java/index.html
Apple centric Java jump point

http://www.cafeaulait.org/
Links on the right hand side to a few more Java resources

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/overview-summary.html
Java API notes

zosoeffex70
Oct 28, 2005, 08:05 AM
Programming in Objective - C
Kochan, ISBN 0672325861

Say, I'm new to programming of any sort and wanted to learn C/C++, Java or Python languages and do it on my Mac, but I'm a little lost as to how to use these languages for programming on the Mac. Where do I find the right, preferable FREE, software to do that?

Thanks!

jeremy.king
Oct 28, 2005, 09:24 AM
Say, I'm new to programming of any sort and wanted to learn C/C++, Java or Python languages and do it on my Mac, but I'm a little lost as to how to use these languages for programming on the Mac. Where do I find the right, preferable FREE, software to do that?

Thanks!

You already have it for two of the three - a text editor and a compiler. Not sure if there is a Python compiler installed. Start with some of the resources and do some research and then ask more general questions in this forum, just not this thread since we try to keep it informational rather than question/answer...

zosoeffex70
Oct 28, 2005, 12:20 PM
Start with some of the resources and do some research and then ask more general questions in this forum,
just not this thread since we try to keep it informational rather than question/answer...

The Description of the Forum reads thus:

Mac Programming
Questions and answers about non web programming related technologies (i.e. XCode, C, C++, even Java, etc...)

Where then do I go to ask more specific questions?

jeremy.king
Oct 28, 2005, 12:55 PM
The Description of the Forum reads thus:

Mac Programming
Questions and answers about non web programming related technologies (i.e. XCode, C, C++, even Java, etc...)

Where then do I go to ask more specific questions?

That is correct, glad you have mastered reading...However, at the top of the forum category page you will see a big ol' New Thread button. Click that, its there for a reason - ask your question and then marvel at the speed of the response of the community. Burying your question in an semi-unrelated thread is a good way NOT to get a response. Of course do the usual search first and then post if you can't find an answer. Many on this board, including myself, are bothered when a topic is discussed multiple times...

The point of this thread is simply provide a resource list (books,websites,etc) that you are on your own to read and decide what information is pertinent to you. That is why its stickied.

zosoeffex70
Oct 29, 2005, 12:40 PM
That is correct, glad you have mastered reading...However, at the top of the forum category page you will see a big ol' New Thread button. Click that, its there for a reason - ask your question and then marvel at the speed of the response of the community. Burying your question in an semi-unrelated thread is a good way NOT to get a response. Of course do the usual search first and then post if you can't find an answer. Many on this board, including myself, are bothered when a topic is discussed multiple times...

The point of this thread is simply provide a resource list (books,websites,etc) that you are on your own to read and decide what information is pertinent to you. That is why its stickied.

My mistake. Misuse of this thread - it's a learning experience --- I now bow out...

CarlosC
Nov 5, 2005, 05:50 AM
I'm wondering if a MODerator can clean up this thread a tad?

Maybe grab all the links and place them in the first post (removing the other links). Could make it faster for visitors to get the resource infomation they need.

Anyways, http://www.xcodeforums.com/ seems to be down at the time I checked (a few minutes ago)

Site to add:
http://www.idevapps.com/ (sister-site to iDevGames.com)

For books, make sure you are pointing to the second edition of Aaron's book (Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X)

I would also recommend adding the link to Apple's Mac-game-dev mailing list.

Regards,

Carlos C
www.idevgames.com

Catfish_Man
Dec 16, 2005, 01:28 AM
Best. technote. evar. http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2004/tn2124.html

Buschmaster
Aug 14, 2006, 10:51 PM
I just bought that Hillegrass book from Amazon. I figured some non-web programming could get me ready for my computer science major :)

Fairly
Sep 25, 2006, 06:12 PM
http://cocoaprogramming.net/

Frankly, having read the most of them, I can't understand how anyone can get by without the above book. Or why anyone would need any of the other books. And as for Objective-C, read Apple's documentation. Takes a couple of hours. You don't need to buy a book for that.

s0x
Nov 12, 2006, 07:30 AM
http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~lrlang/javasoundmusic/index.html#worksheets

Several tutorials (the worksheets) on that page to help beginners in java using xcode.

jorradisio
Jan 1, 2007, 02:56 PM
Interesting stuff to know.