Objective C - Is it worth learning ?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by dmkmil, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. dmkmil macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi to all, my best wishes for the new year.

    I am new to the Mac word although I work in the industry the last 22 years.

    I am a good (hope) C programmer in the Unix Environment and an average java programmer.

    Although during the last years I am in managerial positions the virus of programming never goes away.

    Is it worth it learning objective C or should I stick and improve my java skills ?

    Kind Regards

    Dimitris.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you want to program for the Mac or the iPhone it is pretty much essential.
     
  3. detz macrumors 65816

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  4. dmkmil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    Yes, I knew it.

    I could imagine that if you want to develop programs with a UI similar to other Mac applications, you have to revert to Objective C.

    I was just hoping for answers "Stick you java ... you can do whatever objective C does"

    Well, that;s life. I Just pre-ordered the new "Objective C book"

    Regards
     
  5. detz macrumors 65816

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    If you know other languages you should pick up Objective-C rather easily. I had never touched it and within a few weeks I was making apps like nothing. The only thing it took me a while to get used to was the weird function calls.

    run_this(number1, number2);

    becomes

    [self run_this:number1 value:number2];

    or something similar. It makes sense now but it was confusing at first.
     

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