Learned Objective-c

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  1. varsis macrumors regular

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    I recently Learned Obj-c But I want to learn how to apply this all to an interface does anyone have any good suggestions to what I should do next I know the language Objective-c but not Cocoa. That is what I need to learn.

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    Chris
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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  3. varsis thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, I read the same book, but it doesn't really help. I have Building Cocoa Applications. A step by step guide.
     
  4. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Even though it is a bit out of date, I think the Hillegass book is still the best introduction to Cocoa (it might be more difficult if you are using Xcode 3.0/Leopard). Also try some of the tutorials on Cocoadevcentral.
     
  5. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I agree with HiRez

    The books are a bit out of date, but they are still relevant and useful and the best that are available.

    I do hope for a newer range of books soon though :D
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Worth noting that Aaron Hillegass has said that he's working on a new version of Cocoa Programming for OS X that will cover changes made in Tiger and Leopard (Objective-C 2.0 related stuff, Core Data, Core Animation, etc). I think he said something like a March release date, but can't recall for sure.
     
  7. varsis thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well i got around to looking around and now I sort of understand it. I guess it just takes time. But there is still a lot i don't know how to use. But I think I will have to learn. I tried to make a program idea but it's way too complicated. Should I start by creating several simple apps? Than work my way into a complicated one. I want to do something nice with it.
     
  8. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, definitely start simple. I think it's a really common mistake to come up with some really ambitious, cool idea right at first without realizing how long it's going to take and how difficult it's going to be. Then you start working on it, can't really get results you want fast enough, and give up for good. Much better to come up with some small, amusing apps that you can complete relatively quickly and mostly with the knowledge you have now. You'll see a much quicker payoff in terms of feeling the sense of accomplishment that will keep you interested. Eventually you'll get comfortable enough with the whole process to start on something big and continue it through to the end.

    To put things in perspective, I've been working on an app for nearly 18 months now and I'm hoping to release version 1.0 at the end of January. This is a fully featured program with hundreds of (beta) users already, but I'm just trying to give you an idea of how long a complicated app can realistically take. Much better to start with some little apps you can have done in a day or two or a week.
     

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