Best way to learn?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by Nipz, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    Hi all,

    Ive just got 2 weeks on my hands and nothing planned other than to sit down and try and learn objective C.

    Now im a complete beginner, but pick things up fast. So my question is really what is the fastest way to learn it?

    Im happy to read about or watch videos etc, but i just wanted to know if there is anyone out there that has done what i want to do and learn it asap?

    Thanks in advance for advice.

    Ben
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    In the Mac Programming section of this forum, there is a recommended book mentioned in many of the "getting started" threads. I don't recall the title of the book, but I've been meaning to pick it up myself. You should have no trouble finding it there, though.
     
  3. macrumors 68010

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    Try picking up a book. Programming language is truly another language, and without background in programming it's harder than you think to pick it up. Amazon search will find you some good books to read.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #4
    1) Learn the difference between the iPhone and the iPhone Programming forums!:p

    2) Buy a good book on Objective-C. I think Cocoa Programming for Mac(R) OS X (2nd Edition) is still the best

    3) Read (and ensure you understand) the Objetive-C language guide

    4) Make sure you understand the memory management rules. Most beginners get this wrong.
     
  5. macrumors 68010

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    3rd edition is out you know?
     
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    Nipz

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    Thanks guys.

    i feel that i should know more about the SDK if im owning a forum dedicated to it :p

    I think i will get the 3rd edition of Cocoa Programming for Mac(R) OS X that you mentioned (if the 3rd is better than the 2nd).

    Thanks guys

    Ben
     
  7. macrumors 68010

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    If you want to learn outdated codes, you can try the 2nd edition :).
     
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    Nipz

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    lol true!
     
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    robbieduncan

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    If the third edition is shipping now then get that. I only suggested the second edition as I didn't think the updated one was out yet...
     
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    Nipz

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    that's ok :)

    Just hope I can learn this without to much trouble.
     

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