Learning Obj C - Kochan or Big Nerd Ranch?

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  1. afousek macrumors member

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    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

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    To me, I prefer the Kochan book to BNR's. I find it more comprehensive.
     
  3. TheWatchfulOne macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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

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