Helpful development resources.

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    WOW!!! Thanks these are actuly helpful for me! I have good luck:)...
     
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    Don't ignore Usenet! If you're specific with your question, the guys on the comp.sys.mac.programmer.* groups can be very helpful.
     
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    Great resources here already.

    One book for slightly more advanced coders to read is

    Code Complete
    McConnell, ISBN 0735619670

    Interestingly enough, it is actually published by the Microsoft press. This aside, its a fantastic 'bible' for programmers of any language and provides some great things for amateur and professional programmers alike to to think about.
     
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    Say, I'm new to programming of any sort and wanted to learn C/C++, Java or Python languages and do it on my Mac, but I'm a little lost as to how to use these languages for programming on the Mac. Where do I find the right, preferable FREE, software to do that?

    Thanks!
     
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    You already have it for two of the three - a text editor and a compiler. Not sure if there is a Python compiler installed. Start with some of the resources and do some research and then ask more general questions in this forum, just not this thread since we try to keep it informational rather than question/answer...
     
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    The Description of the Forum reads thus:

    Mac Programming
    Questions and answers about non web programming related technologies (i.e. XCode, C, C++, even Java, etc...)

    Where then do I go to ask more specific questions?
     
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    That is correct, glad you have mastered reading...However, at the top of the forum category page you will see a big ol' New Thread button. Click that, its there for a reason - ask your question and then marvel at the speed of the response of the community. Burying your question in an semi-unrelated thread is a good way NOT to get a response. Of course do the usual search first and then post if you can't find an answer. Many on this board, including myself, are bothered when a topic is discussed multiple times...

    The point of this thread is simply provide a resource list (books,websites,etc) that you are on your own to read and decide what information is pertinent to you. That is why its stickied.
     
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    My mistake. Misuse of this thread - it's a learning experience --- I now bow out...
     
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    I'm wondering if a MODerator can clean up this thread a tad?

    Maybe grab all the links and place them in the first post (removing the other links). Could make it faster for visitors to get the resource infomation they need.

    Anyways, http://www.xcodeforums.com/ seems to be down at the time I checked (a few minutes ago)

    Site to add:
    http://www.idevapps.com/ (sister-site to iDevGames.com)

    For books, make sure you are pointing to the second edition of Aaron's book (Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X)

    I would also recommend adding the link to Apple's Mac-game-dev mailing list.

    Regards,

    Carlos C
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    I just bought that Hillegrass book from Amazon. I figured some non-web programming could get me ready for my computer science major :)
     
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    http://cocoaprogramming.net/

    Frankly, having read the most of them, I can't understand how anyone can get by without the above book. Or why anyone would need any of the other books. And as for Objective-C, read Apple's documentation. Takes a couple of hours. You don't need to buy a book for that.
     
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