How to lean Cocoa?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by barijazz, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I haven't done any programming (other than dabbling with html) and want to learn cocoa, and eventually cocoa touch. I bought a book but it is panther based and makes a lot of references to other programming languages. I've decided that I want to take a class (not college) but can't find any. Any suggestions.
     
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    Cromulent

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    You want to learn Objective-C before you think about touching Cocoa. Objective-C is the programming language that Cocoa uses while Cocoa itself is a set of APIs (Application Programming Interface).

    This book will teach you everything you need to know:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjectiveC/ObjC.pdf
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I didn't realize cocoa was just a set of APIs rather than a language.
     
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    yeroen

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    You may want to pick up an Objective-C book. The Apple Obj-C manuals are really only comprehensible if you've already programmed in C or C++.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Step 1 in your journey to new knowledge - read at least 1 of the posts that get asked every day on this forum asking the same question.
     

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