Programming in OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by stoid, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    How does one go about "porting" an app, I can't imagine it's an easy process, but I'd love to learn basic, if not advanced OS X programming. I've used Basic, HTML, and Hypercard, so I know a few general basics about programming, but I'd like to learn more. I've been pretty much self-taught, so if I could get a manual on programming, I feel confident I could tackle it. Does anybody know any good (easy) resources on Carbon/Cocoa programming.
     
  2. gbojim macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest a good place to start is the developer area of the Apple web site. There is tons of documentation including step-by-step tutorials for carbon, cocoa, java etc. If you are interested in basic, download the RealBasic software and tutorial and go through that as well.

    From there, you can decide which language you are interested in and pick up a book to learn from. After the tutorials, if you feel you really need to get into the basics I've found the Teach Yourself X in 21 Days from SAMS to be a good resource. If you feel you are ready for more advanced programming, there are books called X, How to Program by Deitel and Deitel published by Prentice Hall. Most of these books are specifically written for Windows, but I've found applying them to the Mac is a piece of cake.

    Good luck.
     

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