Learning Xcode

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Futhark, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Hi all, I've purchased several books on learning Objective-C and now want to try putting it into practice using Xcode.

    I've never programmed before and Xcode is new to me so could anyone recommend any good books on learning how to use it from scratch?

    I'm not sure if there are books for the latest version of Xcode if not would I still be able to get the basics from an older book?

    I look forward to your replies :)
     
  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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  3. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hahaha is that all I really need? :)
     
  4. jonnymo5 macrumors 6502

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    Also check out the WWDC videos, there are some on XCode and you can see how a lot of the functionality works.
     
  5. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    To learn XCode ? Yes. To learn to program ? No. But you said you already had the Objective-C books, so was I wrong in assuming the only documentation you wanted was about XCode itself ?
     
  6. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I'm wanting to learn only how to use Xcode now as I've the objective-c books already. I've downloaded the guide you linked so I'll get stuck into it. Many Thanks
     
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  8. Mark FX macrumors regular

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    Try these two books, there the best ones I found for learning Objective-C, and
    Xcode, and written by people who run courses on these subjects.

    This one first.

    http://www.amazon.com/Objective-C-Programming-Ranch-Guide-Guides/dp/0321706285/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327696491&sr=1-1

    Then this one second.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cocoa-Programming-Mac-OS-4th/dp/0321774086/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327696491&sr=1-3

    And if your interested in iOS prgramming, then try this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/iOS-Programming-Ranch-Guide-Guides/dp/0321773772/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327696491&sr=1-4

    I believe this last one has a newer version due out in March.

    I have used all of the above, an can highly recommend them.

    Regards mark
     
  9. johnjmapp macrumors newbie

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    go download some example projects, i think it is easier to learn from example
     
  10. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's an idea !!! Any projects you'd recommend?
     
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  12. chown33 macrumors 604

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    http://www.appsamuck.com/

    Also, google search terms:
    ios sample code
    ios sample code site:developer.apple.com
     
  13. Futhark thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's very kind of you. Thank you
     
  14. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    I started watching the iTunes U videos on iOS development. Xcode 4 seems to be a bit different from the version he was using (3.2.4)? Is there a way to get the older version still, so I can follow along easier?

    I just want to do this as a bit of a hobby. I haven't programmed since I graduated in 2002 and that we were using Visual C++ 6 and Java.
     
  15. dejo Moderator

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    You can still download Xcode 3 but only for Snow Leopard, not Lion.
     
  16. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's too bad. It seems the iTunes U videos won't do me much good then, I seem to be too dumb to understand the differences. :)
     

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