C++ to cocoa

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MacDonaldsd, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. macrumors 65816

    MacDonaldsd

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    I have been learning C++at university and i have decided i would like to learn cocoa in my spare time.

    I was wondering if you could tell me what are the similarities between the 2 and also any books recommended to learn cocoa
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Both are OOP, I think Cocoa will be realtively easy for you to learn if you're leaning C++

    One of the best books around is Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X. I've used it and it's a great resource for starting out. It gives a good variety of examples and explanations.

    Check out the ADC for lots of good documentation.

    You can also join any of the many the ADC mailing lists for any of your programming-related questions
     
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    HiRez

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    If you know C++ you should know C, and most of Objective-C is C, so it should not be difficult at all for you. However, learning all the vast Cocoa APIs (and the "zen" of Cocoa-Obj-C) will take much longer. I also agree about the Hillegass book, it's a very good introduction. Give the syntax some time to sink in, it will look awkward at first, but if you stick with it I predict you will soon be looking at C++ as the disharmonious, clunky mess that it is.
     

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