Book to read while i'm not at a computer?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by thedon1, May 5, 2014.

  1. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    I started a new job and don't want to get into the habit of eating lunch at my desk while working (like i did in my old job!).

    Programming and iOS development is something that isn't my full-time job so I thought having a good book to read while being at lunch might be a good idea.

    I would guess it's something less about the actual code and more about theory but I have no idea if books like this exist.

    Any recommendations would be great.
     
  2. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Apple framework guides.
    Less about code more about how to use the various frameworks. Interesting reading.

    There are a lot of guides in Apple's supplied documentation that are good to read to get in the mindset of Cocoa.

    Other options.
    -Google and few others put out their own Objective-c style guides.
    -Any number of app developers have good blogs that talk more about problem solving process in cocoa and cocoa touch.

    Apps aren't just code so consider a book or two on general problem solving or design.
     
  3. joshuatbrown macrumors newbie

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    If you haven't already read The Pragmatic Programmer, I'd highly recommend that. It's about programming in general - not specific to Objective-C - and still relevant today, 15 years later. I'm a better iOS developer for having read it.

    If you want something specific to iOS/Objective-C, you might like Effective Objective-C - I've heard great things about it, and the Amazon reviews are good.
     

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