C to Cocoa

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MacDonaldsd, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816


    Sep 8, 2005
    London , UK
    Im currently a second year computer science student and thinking about what to do for a third year project. I was thinking about doing an application in cocoa. Maybe a database kind of application.

    I could do it in C but I was wondering how hard it would be for me to transfer my skills across to Obj-C and the Cocoa environment ?
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Objective-C would probably be fairly easy for you to pick up since you're already comfortable with C... I believe Apple has a free book on it available from their ADC developer web site (requires you to sign up for their free online membership).

    This book on Objective-C is also very good:

    Cocoa is more difficult to grasp, perhaps because it's so huge. Personally, I lost interest in learning it since I didn't really have any applications in mind that I wanted to build... and as a hobby, it hurt my brain too much. Your mileage may vary. ;)

    For Cocoa, this book seems to be the one usually recommended:
  3. marcelb macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2007

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