Resolved Learning objective-C?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Curax, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Curax, Sep 2, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013

    Curax macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Hey guys, I have a big question and I bet you guys can answer it:

    I'm interested in learning Objective-C to be able to make my first iOS app, and I'm wondering what books are recommended to learn Objective-C, the iOS framework, introduction to programming on iOS orientated to apps, etc. To summarize, what are the books or knowledge that I need to know to be able to start making my own apps..

    I do know C/C++ so migrating to Objective-C won't be too hard but as every student knows, the best way to achieve this is by reading and learning from books/websites. I do have a mac and XCode just in case someone asks :)

    Learning the basics is important, but if you know a few books that can tackle internet protocols, gesture events, camera etc would be great too!

    I did find one book but I'm not sure if it is worth buying:

    Programming in Objective-C (5th Edition) (Developer's Library)

    I hope you guys can answer this!

    Thank you in advance!
  2. JonasCalhoun macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
    The big nerd ranch guide is pretty well thought of.

    I'd suggest learning Objective C before trying the Apple SDKs though. Coming from a C/C++ background will help with the concepts, but the syntax for calling objects is different enough as to be annoying.
  3. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    When I was first learning Objective C (I also come from a C/C++ background), I used this website and their tutorial. It helps with picking up the basics of Objective C.

    Hope this helps!
  4. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

    Duncan C

    Jan 21, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    The BNR Objective C book might be too beginner-ish if you have a background in C and C++. It teaches you programming from the beginning, using C and Objective C as the languages it teaches you. It's a good book, but probably not the best choice for you.

    You might try the Apress Beginning iOS 6 development book. That book assumes a working knowledge of Objective C however. Looking in the intro, they recommend "Learn Objective-C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS" (2nd edition, also by Apress.) It's written by Scott Knaster and a couple of others. Scott Knaster is a long-time Mac expert from the very old days, and very good.
  5. Curax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Thanks guys! Helped a bunch, I'll take a look at the recommended books and websites that you guys gave me.

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