Objective c

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  1. Deduhej, Jul 11, 2011
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    Deduhej macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011
    I have a very very basic question.

    I have NO former experience what so ever with programing anything except from calculators^^ I would like to learn how to program on the mac os x platform just for my own sake, where do i start? Where can you find a beginners guide to learn objective c (not one of those that presume I now everything about classes, function, strings etc)

    Would be extremely happy if someone could give at least a hint!
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    My suggestion is to go to the local library or bookstore and pick out a children's book (or dummies or idiots guide) on computers and programming, any programming language, the easiest to read one you can find.

    Since those books are designed for education with a low hurdle, they will be much quicker going than any Objective C book. Once you finish the easy book(s), if you feel you understand and know how to program your way out of a paper bag, then you will have a much higher likelihood of success with a Mac or Objective C specific book.
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    Get the book "Learn C on the Mac"
    Work your way through it, if it goes well get "Learn Objective-C on the Mac"
  4. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    Or just try Kochan's book. If it "clicks" with you, it will get you on your way the fastest. It is designed to teach you everything you need without any previous experience.

  5. neilhouselander macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011
    Bristol, England
    I'd agree, have tried a couple but Kochan's 3rd edition is by far the best - written for someone who has never coded anything ever. Also a really useful site where you can exchange ideas/get answers to stuff your stuck on: http://classroomm.com/objective-c/
  6. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
  7. larswik macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    I started with Kochan's Objective C book and I got confused about 1/3 into the book. I switched to the book the other people have mentioned - Learn C on the Mac. It helped me get the basic fundamentals of programming and then I moved back in to Objective C with a better understanding.

    Start with Objective C. If you get lost take a step back to C like I did.

  8. Jethrotoe macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    Somewhere over there.
    I would second the idea of starting with this book first. The author has a great writing style that exhibits patience for a beginner.

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