Kochan Site Gone..?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by CaptainZap, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2007
    Sadly I went to http://www.kochan-wood.com, and his site is down, I really hope this is temporary.

    Does anyone have any word on this? And does anyone possibly, just possibly, have all of the answers to "Programming in Objective-C" exercises on their harddrive?

    Here is the mirror provided by Stephen himself http://web.mac.com/steve_kochan/My_Home/Objective-C.html

    And I have also included the zip of the Objective-C and the normal C answers. And you can still PM me if you need to.

    Attached Files:

  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Looks like his domain expired and someone else picked it up.

  3. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    That sucks. Especially since it appears in so many print copies of his book. You'd think he would have been a little more careful.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2007
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    I apologize for digging up a really old thread, but it looks like this site is down again. The funny thing is I went there back in January when I was debating about buying his Objective-C book. Now that I have bought the book the site is down again. I have used the cached page from Google to get the errata, and answers to the questions, but I can't find the example file anywhere.

    Does anyone on here still have the examples that I can get a copy of?
  6. macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Seems like he's totally gone offline.
    I contacted him a few months ago with a query regarding his Objective-C book but never received a reply. :(
  7. macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    That is really a shame. I am really enjoying the book so far. I guess not having the examples will only help me in the long run. The more code I type the better I will learn the language. Still, if anyone has a copy of the file I am still interested.

  8. macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008
    Get it from the cache

    Go to google and search:
    kochan-wood object c example

    I believe the second url down (kochan-wood.com/objc/objc.html) is the correct one. Instead of clicking the main link click cached. Save this page for posterity because I don't know how long the google cache lasts. The links within the page will not work (since they refer to the dead site), but you can scroll down to the sections you need.

    I had to do this for a shell scripting book that I have.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2006
    Katy, Texas
  10. macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2006
    website down

    Sorry about the problems with the website. I was in England for two months and apparently missed the renewal. I'll see what I can do to get it back up and running and post to this forum.

    In the interim, please email me at steve_kochan@mac.com and I'll try to assist you.

    FYI, I will be working on a 2nd edition of Programming in Objective-C, but that probably won't be available until the end of the year at the earliest.
  11. macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2006
    Stuff have been moved

    You can find the errata, examples, and odd-numbered exercise answers here:


    Jeremy King (see related thread in this forum) was also kind enough to post the files on his site. Thanks Jeremy!

    Sorry for the inconvenience. Best of luck to everyone!


    Steve Kochan
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2007
    Awesome, Stephen himself.
    And for everyone that couldn't find the answers I still had them on my HD, and if you would have PMed me I would have sent them to you. :)
  13. macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2007
    Thanks everyone for the link!! I'm so happy I have the answers to test and play around with! I just picked up the book at a Barnes and Noble and am in love with it! Thanks Steve for writing a great book, I'm excited to see how far I can take it!
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2010
    What about answers to the even numbered questions?? Plz help me
  15. macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    Ask here if you're having trouble, or over on the book's forum. It's no fun if all of the answers are handed to you.

  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    It's gone but....

    you CAN get info on Natalie Wood, so you know, it's not a total loss :p
  17. macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2011
    Even numbered...?

    Just wondering where the even-numbered exercises are,... does anyone know?

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