New Cocoa book for programming beginners in the works.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by GorillaPaws, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

    GorillaPaws

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    Scott Stevenson, the author of some really great Cocoa tutorials, as well as some excellent blog posts related to Cocoa is in the process of writing a new Cocoa book. The first several chapters are available through O'Reilly's Rough Cuts program where you can pay to have access to the pre-release version of the book. Here's a link to the site for the book.

    I've only had a chance to read the first few chapters so far, and the approach Stevenson has taken is really interesting. It's a very colloquial/conversational tone that is primarily geared towards someone without any programming background. I think it's a cool approach, that may prove more accessible for people who have tried the Kochan/Hillegass track, but couldn't make enough headway to stick with it. After reading the first few chapters, I will say that there is less depth here than either of those books, so people will still likely want to pick up Kochan and Hillegass.

    More Mac-specific programming resources are always welcome imo, so I hope this book can meet it's ambitious goals (covering the basics of C, Objective-C, and Cocoa in one ~320 page book).
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    This will be a handy book for newbies. Hopefully it will be good enough that anyone who is brand new can just pick it up and start learning. Much easier I think than reading multiple books on C, Obj-C, Cocoa, Xcode, etc.
     

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