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Old Dec 16, 2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Complete newbie to Iphone Developing...Where to Start?

I am wanting to start programming for the iphone. I know nothing about programming and I want to lean. From doing a lot of research and and trying to start programming I realize it is very confusing and hard. The movies on iTune did not help me, they are for people who know a little about programming. I was also reseaching were to start and his is my qestion. I do not know what book to buy to start with programming, I also do not know if I should start with the mac or if I can go striaght to the iPhone. I saw some books on amazon, but most of them think you already know something about programming, and i know nothing.If you guys know of any good books for complete newbies please tell me. I greatly apriciate it all the help.
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 10:43 PM   #2
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If you want to learn for the iPhone directly, you should learn Objective-C. You might want to start with C to understand the concept first though.

If you never programmed anything, Objective-C will be hard.

Here's a website to get you started:
http://cocoadevcentral.com/
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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Learn how to program first, before learning either Objective-C, or the iPhone SDK. Unless you are a near genius at computers, learning all 3 together is nasty difficult.

Pick up an easy beginning computer programming book at the library. Read it. Do the assignments. Any language: Java, Javascript, Basic, C, etc.

Obj-C will seem far easier afterwards. And there will probably be lots more books on it in the next couple years.

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Old Dec 17, 2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Books I were Looking at getting.

I was looking at these book, I know a lot of things about computer just not programming, but here are the books.

Cocoa Programming

http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Programm...d_bxgy_b_img_c

Iphone Programming

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-iPho...d_bxgy_b_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Develop...d_bxgy_b_img_b

All these books are for beginners. Do you guys think this is a good place to start?
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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Did you read the previous responses? If you have no background in programming you need to start with the basics before even thinking about getting a book on iPhone development or Cocoa. Start with a good book on C programming and then move on to Objective C (something on the basics of Object-Oriented Programming would help too). Once you're comfortable with Objective C you can move to Cocoa and then to the iPhone. Be prepared to invest some serious learning time. There are no shortcuts.

On the positive side, you'll be developing skills that are in high demand and can serve you throughout a professional career.

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All these books are for beginners. Do you guys think this is a good place to start?
These books are not for beginners to programming.

Find a simple beginning programming book - titled for dummys/idiots, that kind, not that that title refers to you of course ...

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These books are not for beginners to programming.

Find a simple beginning programming book - titled for dummys/idiots, that kind, not that that title refers to you of course ...

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Also take a look at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0672326663

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Old Dec 18, 2008, 04:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for help what about this book.

Thanks for all the help and i think i have found the perfect book to get started since i am using a mac.

http://www.amazon.com/Learn-C-Mac-Da...9638410&sr=1-2

This book was just published December 8th, 2008 so it is up-to-date. Let me know what you guys think.
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Thanks for all the help and i think i have found the perfect book to get started since i am using a mac.

http://www.amazon.com/Learn-C-Mac-Da...9638410&sr=1-2

This book was just published December 8th, 2008 so it is up-to-date. Let me know what you guys think.
That would be an excellent book. The iPhone version exists too but I suggest you start with the Mac. It's easier and you'll be ready for the iPhone after that. The author is good and explains things slowly and clearly.
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I have created one of the best ressources for getting started with iPhone App development. It's an one hour webinar that kick starts you into the iPhone Dev World. Please have a look at http://screendelight.com
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