Any good tutorial books on Objective C?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by SnowLeopard2008, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I'm fairly adept with programming in C, but Objective C looks a bit different. I took courses at my local community college ( I'm in high school ) that ranged from Java to C++, which I assume is similar to C but just a little newer and simplified. I learned through tutorial books. So are there any for Objective C? I want to be able to code an app for the app store.
  2. Soliah macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    A good place to start is to register for a basic membership to the Apple Developer Connection and then join some of their mailing lists. You may also want to download the videos on the iPhone SDK from the iTunes store (they're free).

    Objective-C is an object oriented language, so if you're forte is C, you may want to get your head around some basic OO techniques first, then move on to design patterns.

    Unfortunately I don't know of any books for Objective-C. Perhaps someone else can recommend one for you.
  3. toddburch macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2006
    Katy, Texas
    "Programming in Objective-C" by Kochan is a good book. I'm reading it right now. I'm about 1/2 way through it.

    The first half of the book is about the Obj-C language and syntax, and the second half is the Foundation framework.

    If you know C, and have coded in Java and C++ and used their OO concepts and practices, then you'll pick up Obj-C pretty fast, or at least that's how it worked for me. Some of the terms are a bit different, and there are a few new things specific to Obj-C that Java and C++ don't have, but you should be well home enough with Obj-C if you are comfortable with C and OO concepts.

    You'll spend a LOT more time learning the frameworks than the language.
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    There are sooo many threads for this. Please use the search.

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