Book Question (Obj-C)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by c1phr, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. c1phr macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
    I am a programmer moving to Mac from Windows and Linux. I originally have a bit of a background in Python and .net with C# (HTML/CSS as well) and I'm hoping to go through a book and learn Objective C. I've narrowed my choice down to three, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight on any of them or had used one before. I want something that is a "beginner book" to help strengthen my background and something that isn't super dense to read.

    My choices thus far:

    Programming in Objective-C 2.0

    Learning Objective-C 2.0: A Hands-On Guide to Objective-C for Mac and iOS Developers

    Beginning Mac Programming: Develop with Objective-C and Cocoa
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Kochan is the "standard" beginner's book a d consistently gets good reviews, but the other two target the same audience.

    I would suggest you use Amazon's "look inside" and the samples at to peek inside the three books and see how you like the style each provides.


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