I got a Book Voucher

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MorphingDragon, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

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    Hey guys, the University gave me a book voucher, the government pays for all my essential textbooks so really this will be used to pay for my personal studies.

    I was thinking of getting that Cocoa Design Patterns book
    http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Design-Patterns-Erik-Buck/dp/0321535022/ref=bxgy_cc_b_img_b

    But I particularily want to learn Quartz (One thats in Obj-C and suitable for Leopard unlike some of them)
    http://www.amazon.com/Real-Time-Mot...=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269416315&sr=1-3 - This one looks like what I want but its not released yet. :eek:

    So I can leverage it to make 2D games. As far as I know the Cocoa design patterns book has some stuff on Quartz. What would your opinion would be better? (I've already looked on mroogle!)

    I would probably get both eventually but Im a student with no money. :eek: My overall goal is to make a sidescrolling game/s (and other little things for work) my design partner and I designed.
     
  2. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

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    Quartz composer (what your book is about) is a very different thing than the Quartz frameworks (the thing you're trying to learn).
     
  3. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

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    I know, but any books which I can find (In NZ) purely on the framework are either outdated (As in they dont even compile on leopard outdated) or written using C++ and carbon, according to most reviews. (and I don't know C++)

    I guess what Im really looking for is an up to date version of this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Quartz-2D-Gra...=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269463220&sr=1-5

    I've tried going onto tutorials and thorugh Apple's docs but I just prefer a book. It's easier for me to understand new concepts with the explanation the authors provide.

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    I might just get the Design Patterns book, and see what Quartz Books pop up in the future.
     

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