Book suggestions

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by singerjonny, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. singerjonny macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2008
    hello community!

    I just started programming with XCode and the SDK today, and realized that I should probably buy a book.

    So, please tell me which development books you would recommend, not just for the beginner though. Because I don't want to by 60 books because one doesn't tell me the whole story.

    Oh and as you may have already assumed, (from the section placing) I would like the books to be about the iPhone programming, not Mac application programming.

    Peace out, and thank you!
  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    Programming in Objective-C 2.0 by Stephen G.Kochan

    this book is great, in don't assume you got any background in C programming. It teaches simple iPhone SDK.

    for xCode I recommend:Xcode 3 Unleashed

    for iPhone SDK: Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK

    I don't really think you need a book for xCode it's really simple and self explained unless your going to do complex things
  3. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Welcome singerjonny.

    Another skill you'll find useful as a developer is the ability to search for and read previously published information (documentation, forums, etc.) You'll find that this topic has been done too death here, as recently as this thread. Sorry if that comes off too harsh.
  4. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    agree with you, one of the key things about programming in looking around all day in documentation, googling etc...

    but for some reason I don't get bothered when people are too lazy to look around :D
  5. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    I have both of these books, and recommend them as well.
  6. TodVader macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2005
    Quebec, Canada
    I second that.

    The Objective-C one was awesome to get me started.

    Since I make games, the second one was less useful (more interface builder than anything), but I still use things I learned in it like file saving, etc...

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