Newbie to Programing...need a good link to learn something!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by alxxx007, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I have absolutely no experience in any kind of programing whatsoever...Does anybody have any suggestions for working with xcode, any tutorial links/book suggestions/web sites/etc, and any suggestions of what type of language to learn first. I just want to start learning some basics. I've always been interested in programing and I'll probably be taking some classes this next semester, but I want to have a bit of background knowledge before i start a class.

    Thanks for any advice that you can give to a poor sole such as myself. Anything will help! :rolleyes:

    MBP 15'', ipod shuffle, ipod classic
     
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    GoCubsGo

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  3. macrumors 68030

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    C or Java
     
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    vandozza

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    I think that this book "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X" is considered the "bible" of OS X programming.

    See here - http://www.bignerdranch.com/products.shtml

    The newest version is has just been released. I have the older edition, and it is very good.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha aixxx007,

    I will second the Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X book. I learned some Assembly, VB, and C++ while at college, but since my switch to the Mac in 2006, have really wanted to learn to code using Objective-C and Xcode. I purchased the latest version of that book (3rd edition), and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone with the desired to code for the Mac. I would advise using Apple's documentation to learn about Objective-C first, or maybe purchasing a book on Objective-C, as that will speed your progress through the Cocoa Programming book. Either way, it's a small price to pay for some outstanding reference material.

    HawaiiMacAddict
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    That is a great book. But you really have to know C first...
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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  8. macrumors 6502a

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    click on guides, one of the tabs on this website. There's lots of good links there.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Thanks a lot everybody for the great info!
     

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