Beginning Books on Cocoa and Xcode?

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  1. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    I'm beginning the long path of learning to program objective-c, and so far I've bought only one book- Stephen kochan's programming in objective-c. I prefer to use Xcode to build the exercises so I was going to buy the mac xcode 2 book, but the forums say its not a good idea if I use Xcode 3. Does anyone know when Xcode 3 version comes out? Any other good books for building projects in Xcode? What about the cocoa book that's coming out in a few months?

    Also, are there any books on the iPhone SDK?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Just read the Xcode Users Guide.

    As for the iPhone SDK it hasn't even been released yet. It is still in beta. I doubt there has been time to get anywhere further than about chapter two for writing a book at the moment.
     
  3. I'm a Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm really looking for a book on starting cocoa programming that uses Xcode to build projects, not really documentation on Xcode itself. Besides, apple documentation is so annoying because of all the pages telling you about what the next page is about. ;)
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well you didn't say you were looking for a Cocoa book :).

    I still think you should read the user guide you'll find you will get more out of Xcode if you do. Just remember that it is no different from using the command line, it just makes it look a little bit prettier you still need to know what you are doing and what build settings to use etc.
     
  5. subsonix macrumors 68040

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    You could have a look at Become an xcoder which is free and uses xcode 3 in the examples. There are also some links in the end that are good.

    IMO the biggest difference in v3 is interface builder and how it interacts with xcode. You shouldn´t have any problems making a foundation tool app with a book that uses xcode 2 for example.

    Oh here´s the link:

    http://www.cocoalab.com/BecomeAnXcoder.pdf
     
  6. Analog Kid macrumors 68040

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