The everything book

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    Well i got a mac not to long ago, and one thing i as excited about was that i wanted to start developing iPhone/iPod touch applications. So im looking for the perfect book, or maybe a couple of books. I've found books about developing iPhone apps, but most say you need C and Objective-C knowledge, and some are iPhone 3 Development and i don't know what the difference is. So is there an everything-in-one book that will teach you C and iPhone app development and what not? One or two books is fine, but id rather not spend too much money on a bunch of books.
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    No one willing to help a poor fellow out?

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    2 questions-is Objective-C 2.0 the latest thing out there, and do i also need to know regular C as well?
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    You really should have a passable understanding of C. The Objective-C book (which is the latest version, written for the latest Obj-C spec) will teach you /enough/ C.

    However, I recommend learning low-level aspects of C to better your programming knowledge and understanding of how things work, though you may never need that knowledge /directly/ for iPhone development.

    If you had to buy one book, go for Programming in Objective-C.
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    Ok so Programming in Objective-C should take care of my Objective-C and C, what would you recommend for an iPhone application developing book?

    Edit: I looked at the book online, should i get the older one or the 2.0 second edition one, or both?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out Erica Sadun's book. Also, Apple has many extensive programming guides at developer.apple.com
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    Im guessing you really like these Erica Sadun books, they must be pretty good

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    Would you recommend them over the Dave Mark books? I read those were also pretty good too
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    Neither one will do you any harm. Sadun's book details a lot of interesting things you can do with private/undocumented API, while I don't think Dave Mark's does that. (Though I may be terribly mistaken).

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