Learning Obj C - Kochan or Big Nerd Ranch?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by afousek, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. afousek macrumors member

    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?
  2. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    To me, I prefer the Kochan book to BNR's. I find it more comprehensive.
  3. TheWatchfulOne 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.
  4. Dranix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2011
    Gelnhausen, Germany
    I much prefer the Big Nerd Book. It's easier to read and has better integrated modern objective-c.
  5. hxlover904 macrumors regular

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

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