What order to read books?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Simmons, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Simmons macrumors newbie

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    I know this may be a silly question, but the order in which to read the iPhone programming books I have on my to-read list is something I can not decide. So far, I have read "Learn Objective-C on the Mac" and "Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the SDK."

    On my to-read list are:
    Beginning iPhone Games Development (to be release on Jan 1st)
    More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling the iPhone SDK"
    iPhone Advanced Projects
    iPhone User Interface Design Projects

    Don't troll please. I just want to get the most out of each of these books.
     
  2. TAJones99 macrumors member

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    Do you have the hang of objective c yet, I been making apps since march 2009 I never programmed before and I found out the hard way that learning the how to code was most important thing I used Stephen G. Kochan Programming in Objective C 2.0 to learn the code
     
  3. Simmons thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now that I think about it, now that I have seen all of that syntax and such in action, I think reading that book may be very beneficial. I have one question though. Is it more of a "sit-down-and-read-some-pages" kind of book or is it a "sit-down-at-your-computer-and-type-up-some-examples" kind of a book. Being as I do most of my reading at school (where I have no computer available to me), I would like it more if it were the first kind of book.
     
  4. TAJones99 macrumors member

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    You have to have a Mac with you so you can do the samples to learn more and get use to typing the code and book that I suggested teaches objective c like you are new too code.
     
  5. idelovski macrumors regular

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    When I picked Kochan's book a year ago I had in me almost 20 years of straight C experience, so I spend most of the time with the book away from my Mac, just reading it and compiling everything in my head.

    Now when I think of it, I had flu and I stayed at home when I started with the book so over the weekend (friday afternoon - sunday evening) I did 250 pages, mostly in bed. Rest of the book took a month or so, but most of it was done away from the Xcode too. I typed only half a dozen projects into my computer, mostly when the "compiler" in my head felt puzzled about something.

    In other words, if you have a lot of experience with programming you can read most of the book away from Mac and Xcode and test only the tricky parts.
     
  6. Simmons thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've decided I am good on the whole Objective-C thing. Now I am stuck between whether to read "Beginning iPhone Games Development" or "More iPhone 3 Development: Tackling the iPhone SDK"
     

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