Advice on learning this language

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by srose, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    I am interested in learning XCode in order to create applications for the iPhone. I have only used Visual BASIC before. I was wondering what the best way to learn this language it?

    Are there good books on the subject?

  2. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    The C Programming Language

    And I used Learning Cocoa to learn both Cocoa and Objective C.

    After that... you've got to learn Cocoa Touch and Objective C 2.0 but those are just extensions of Cocoa and Objective C 1.0... easy to just pick up on as you go along.

    The above two books are the only ones I read and I think I'm doing pretty good... just asking a question or two (everyday) here when I come across something that's unique to Cocoa Touch or 2.0.
  3. macrumors member

    May 24, 2003
    I would strongly recommend reading Programming in Objective C by Stephen Kochan. It's an excellent introduction to the language. I would even say that, if you've used other programming languages, you probably wouldn't need a reference book on C. Note, though, that it doesn't yet cover Objective-C 2.0 - the new edition with this information included is due at the end of November,

    For learning Cocoa, the best book around is probably Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X (3rd Edition) by Aaron Hillegass. As its name suggests, it covers Cocoa for the Mac, not the iPhone, but it will give you a solid start in Cocoa programming. And being able to program the Mac is pretty useful too...

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