Where to start. (YES I'VE READ THE FAQ)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by I'm a Mac, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am interested in learning how to make apps for Mac OS X and the iPhone but I have no coding experience whatsoever. I understand I should probably learn C first. What C books (or sites) do people recommend for a complete newbie? What books could teach C and Xcode? Once I learn C, should I be able to understand apple's page on objective c?
     
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    Cromulent

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    Yes.

    The best books on C are "A Book on C" and "The C Programming Language" if you ask me.

    You don't really need to use Xcode when you are learning C. Stick to a text editor like Text Wrangler (it's free) and the command line it is much easier and saves having confusing moments because the IDE (Xcode) has hidden a setting somewhere that you don't understand.
     
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    Eraserhead

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    I think I for one have over-egged the Cocoa FAQ, sorry :eek:.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How to I create and compile a Hello World in C?
     
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