Coding for iPhone help

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by carlosbutler, Feb 17, 2009.

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    carlosbutler

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    For any iPhone programmers out there, and really anyone who knows: What is the best way to learn to code for the iPhone.

    I have absolutely no experience coding for anything on Mac and am at Uni studying computer science. I have done other languages but am clueless about iPhone language. I know that there are some books out there that can explain how you go about doing this and that, but would like some recommendations

    thanks
     
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    lee1210

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    At the top of this forum there is a link:

    How do I get started programming on the Mac (or iPhone)?
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Cocoa_FAQ

    There is also a sticky:
    Do you have an iPhone programming (SDK) question?
    Which links to the iPhone programming forum:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=135

    While it is similar to other Mac programming in terms of the language (Objective-C), tools (XCode and Interface Builder), API (Cocoa, Cocoa touch specifically for the iPhone), etc. there are specific resources for both getting started, and getting help with the iPhone that you should probably look into.

    -Lee
     
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    carlosbutler

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    well i did see the links to the wiki page and then the apple dev site. ive been there before, but since i dont know objective-c i was hoping that someone has bought a book, for example, that explains the basics at least
     
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    Cromulent

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    If you had read the links Lee kindly provided (mainly the first one) you would see there are already book recommendations there.
     
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    Go to Amazon and get Stephen G. Kochan's book "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" I'm reading it and it's excellent. Then type 'iPhone programming' and get the black book with a picture of the insides of an orange. These two books will get you completely into it.
     
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    lee1210

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    The OP does bring up a point re: the book mentioned on the cocoa FAQ. It is probably worth updating it with some of the other book recommendations. I'm at work at the moment, and would want to take some care (And probably get others' input) before changing the FAQ, but later today I'll probably add Kochan's book to that page. It probably is worth putting an iPhone specific book up there, but I haven't had any experience with them, so i'll leave that to someone else that has.

    -Lee
     

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