Starting out...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by dangelovich, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. dangelovich macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2005
    Hi everyone...

    I've been programming on a PC for a while (mainly in VB, Java, and C/C++) and I want to start on my mac.
    I've looked at some books (specifically, O'Reilly's Learning Carbon and Learning Cocoa) but have found them difficult to follow (since Xcode has been updated so much since they were published).
    I tend to pick these things up quickly, as long as I'm shown the right way the first time. (Show me something once, and I've learned it forever)

    Where's a good place to start? I've looked at Apple's developer site, so I'm already familiar with most of the basics... I just need some tutorials and such so I can learn enough to go on my own and discover the rest as I need it...
    The O'Reilly books were great apart from being outdated. Are there books for 10.3 yet?
  2. dangelovich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2005
    I had a look at those sites... Cocoa dev central seems to be the most useful.
    Still, I'm looking for something more in the tutorial category... These sites have a few that I could find, but not many...

    Any newer books out there?
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Yeah. The very first one listed. :rolleyes:

    Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
  4. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    yeah, the Hillegass book 2nd edition is the least worst. It's a shame, but the great learn cocoa book hasn't been written yet IMHO.
  5. iCreate macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Near Insanity
    The best start would be learning Objective-C. "Programming in Objective-C" by Stephen G. Kochan will give you all the basics before trying to tackle GUI programming with Cocoa. When you're ready for Cocoa then check out "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X" by Aaron Hillegass.

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