iOS Learning Obj C - Kochan or Big Nerd Ranch?


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 8, 2009
I'm looking to update my Objective C books. I've had the Stephen Kochan book (2nd edition) in the past, but I'm hearing alot these days about the Big Nerd Ranch series.

Just wondering if I should get the latest version of the Kochan book, or venture out to BNR. What seems to be the best these days for Obj C?


macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2009
I do hear great things about the BNR books, but have never looked at them myself. I have Kochan's book and I find that it explains things very well.

How up-to-date do you want to get?

If you look on eBay and Amazon, you may find your books for a fraction of the retail price. And they might be the previous edition. You might find them priced low enough that you could get Kochan and BNR.


macrumors regular
Aug 20, 2011
I much prefer the BNR ranch book myself. His style and examples are easier to understand.