How to start developing?

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  1. Education

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    Well, I'm going to start learning how to develop iPhone applications, and I don't know where to start. I'm a complete noob at coding, I don't know a thing about it. Where should I start?
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    Get a good book on C.

    Don't start right with Objective-C like I did.
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    How about the Apple documentations?
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    I recommend you read this book, to understand the fundamentals of the Obj-C language (other programming experience is not a prerequisite*)

    After you've got the the basics down, you can hit up a variety of other books that are more advanced and that focus on the iPhone.
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    I would get Xcode, and follow a few iPhone SDK Tutorials, then, you will gain a basic understanding of the SDK language. After repeatedly using what you learned and getting it right, you will try new things, I did, I have an app on the App Store as of today and I never read a single book, you can learn anything yourself if you have the sheer willpower ready.

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    Like you have here?

    Although this seems to be offending I'm not evil and don't want to attack you in any way

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    Oh so sorry ChriB. Read the new post I made over there. I had made a mistake, the project I gave up on was a tool to "Lock your Mac desktop", and I found out that Keychain Access can do the thing properly with a Password and Screensaver.

    And it didn't "offend" me, It just triggered the "JUSTIFY YOURSELF" thought in my mind.

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    I've decided to go with this book, but apparently it requires you to have some knowledge of Objective-C. Where could I attain this knowledge or would this book still work out well without the background knowledge?

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