Good book to get started with Cocoa\iPhone programming?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Sixtyin3, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Sixtyin3 macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Not new to programming, but I have been out of the loop for a few years. Any good books for getting into Cocoa\iPhone programming as I don't always have my laptop in front of me? I'm looking for an intro to everything book now more so then a reference book.

  2. Enuratique macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    I have the eBook version but haven't read it, but everyone raves about Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegrass... Just about all the concepts apply (or can be easily modified to apply) to the iPhone as well.
  3. slycrel macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have read both the hilegass book and this book. The hillegass book mentioned above is the best I've seen on the topic with the possible exception of Apple's PDF that is free. Between the two that's the majority of what you need to get well underway. Apple's PDF goes more in depth about the syntax and mechanics, aaron's book gives you the experience you need to understand the rest of what you'd normally not understand as you read through a textbook.

    Good luck!
  4. detz macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    Get the book by Aaron, 3rd edition just came out and it's up to date and a great read. It's for Mac OSX but most of it can be re-used on the iPhone.
  5. fat phil macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    I'll second slycrel and recommend Programming in Objective-C for anyone new to the Mac. Advanced C programmers might be irritated that it doesn't contain anything advanced, but it's meant as an introduction, not a sourcebook.

    Follow this up with Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X 3rd Edition

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