Objective C and C++ question(s) regarding iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by adameels, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. adameels macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Preferably Belgium at some point

    I'm looking to develop applications for the iPhone, mostly for myself actually, but would ultimatly share it on the app store for a small fee.

    However, the only previous software programming experience I've had is a year of Visual Basic 6 (the one before the .NET branding) in college, and that was 5 years ago. So I know the basics of programming, but really no working knowledge of it.

    I recently bought a (very informative) book called 'Exploring the iPhone SDK', which suggests I require first hand knowledge of Objective C. But at the moment I'm learning C++ as I do architectural visualizations and most jobs in this field require knowledge of C++ as opposed to C, which as far as I know is more familiar with Objective C.

    So ultimatly how do I approach this?


  2. duny macrumors newbie


    Sep 21, 2008
    The way i learned was playing with code, I can program like a champ in PHP, so there is some what a smilularity. I just opened up alot of examples and just played around with it.

    So Trial and Error is a good start.
  3. moral-hazard macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2009
    Palo Alto, CA
    I got the same exact book. I sort of panicked when I read that obj-C experience was needed (it was for my job & I wanted to learn fast).

    I used my previous experience with C, as well as the "CS-193P" stanford university video lectures (Google and Im sure you will find them). Understanding of MVC helps as well for complex apps. There is also a "Learning objective-C" book by the same authors (it even looks the same, with a lemon on the front cover) if you feel that you need something in text.

    There is alot of "learning as you go along". Even after I had a good grip on Obj-C, I was still doing alot of things "wrong" according to convention, but am getting much better.
  4. TodVader macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2005
    Quebec, Canada
    S. Kochan has a book called Learning Objective-C 2.0. I read it multiple times and it's a great boot. It doesn't really teach you to make apps, but it's perfect to learn Objective-C without previous C experience.

    I read it with only PHP, C++ & V.Basic experience.

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