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Old Mar 21, 2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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How to lean Cocoa?

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.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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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/documenta...tiveC/ObjC.pdf
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Thanks I didn't realize cocoa was just a set of APIs rather than a language.
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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++.
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