Where to Start Objective-C Programming

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  1. TechnoEagle

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    I would like to start learning how to program in Objective-C (so that I can eventually make iPhone apps). I am currently taking a class at school on Java programming, so I at least know a bit about OOP. Is there a good book or website (but preferably book) that is a good place to start?
    Thanks!

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    This book offers a full introduction to Objective-C. It will teach you /enough/ of the underlying C language, but I personally recommend you also get a copy of K&R C, aka the C Bible, for your own sake.
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    Erica Sadun makes a good book, lots of examples too.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Erica's book does not teach Objective-C. It assumes previous experience.
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    The syntax isn't difficult once you start working with practical code.
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    the book that axis linked you to is the one is used, its very very good

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    Thanks, Axis! I plan on going to a bookstore this weekend to take a look at it. Do you happen to know if I can download a PDF version of the book?
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    unfortunatly not :/ i looked for ages but had to go with the actual book, which i found is easier to read, obj-C guides in ebook form are impossible :/
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    Syntax is not the only thing to worry about. It actually is trivial and should not be the first concern of a beginner.

    There are many differences (beyond syntax) between Java and Objective-C. Sure, you might be able to get by with just learning the syntax and a few tidbits here and there, but then you would be writing objc code in a Java style/mindset/approach. That's not good.

    EDIT: @OP, I don't have time to look around for a pdf purchase option. It's a sizable book, and I prefer reading physical books over LCDs, but that's just me.

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