How long does it take to learn objective c, if your not stupid and are determined to self-teach to the bitter end. I'm using lynda.com and 'objective c for dummies' at the moment. I got another book coming through from amazon after christmas called 'Sams teach yourself iPhone development in 24hours' [new release]. Can we set a poll up to find out how many people taught themselves to code? I have no previous experience coding, but I'm not a stranger pc/mac systems.