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stevejay
17th March 2005, 12:04 PM
OK, as a C programmer I make a pretty good PHP monkey, but I've dabbled with basic for 30 years, Perl for 10 and PHP for 5.

Looking at the Developer tools and Apple's tutorial has shown me that X-Code is pretty cool, but now, after 6 months of fiddling round the edges with nothing particularly fantastic to show for it, I want to grasp more than the basics and move on to a basic practical level (rather than the dilatente I clearly am at the mo')

Is there a book you guys here would recommend. My biggest issue has been getting my head round Object C's odd syntax and C's more advanced stuff. Apple's documentation is probably handy for a professional, but more often than not, I hit a wall with it beyond the simplest functions.

Any help/advice/abuse ;) appreciated.

sfcoy
17th March 2005, 12:12 PM
Cocoa Programming for Mac OSX (http://order.bookware.com.au/cgi-bin/bookware/0321213149) is without a doubt the best.

It's up to date and has made it to a second edition, based upon the author's experience using the first in training classes.

Steve C.

sikosis
17th March 2005, 02:46 PM
I'm currently reading through this one and I'm finding it pretty easy to get into ...

http://www.bignerdranch.com/i/cocoa2.jpg

http://www.bignerdranch.com/products/cocoa1.shtml

It appears to be the same book as what sfcoy has posted but it's a different cover

stevejay
23rd March 2005, 08:29 AM
Excellent! Thanks, guys.

beamso
24th March 2005, 07:46 PM
Yep, that's a great book. I've bought Hillegass' other book based on it.

purana
24th March 2005, 08:30 PM
Think I might have to buy myself a copy, I wouldn't mind looking at cocoa a little further.. did lots of basic and php coding.. wouldn't mind a new challenge.

sikosis
25th March 2005, 04:24 PM
it's actually quite nice Objective-C and the framework ... very powerful :thumbup: