Beginner questions

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Poisoned1, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Hey guys, I just bought a mba few months ago and got somewhat familiar with it. It's my first mac. Currently im in school for computer engineering and focusing more towards software. I figured since i got the mac that i could spend my summer trying to learn writing code for it using Xcode. So far i know some basic c++ and java. I was reading up on coding for macs and bought a book called "Cocoa Programming Developer's Handbook" by David Chisnall. I choose this book because i saw it used Xcode and written for people that know some programming. The other objective c books i saw took it as the reader knew nothing about programming so it seemed like i knew half of the book already. Since this book is cocoa programming should i have also bought an objective c book as well? and any recommendations of books that briefly go over the basics and teach towards more advanced areas. Thanks for any helpful replies.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    No just finish reading that book, start programming and if you feel ill-prepared at that point start looking at additional books. Reading is a good way to get started but at the end of the day you learn programming by programming.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011

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