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  C is for Cocoa
Subject:   This article is an excellent idea for a book
Date:   2003-07-24 06:09:51
From:   cothomps
Response to: This article is an excellent idea for a book

O'Reilly did publish "Building Cocoa Applications" that starts with Objective C basics (assumes C knowledge.) The book starts off with creating an Objective C program in a plain text editor, compiling on the command line, etc. (Just like you would when programming in C itself)


The book then Introduces Interface Builder, etc. It might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it might come close.

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  • This article is an excellent idea for a book
    2003-07-25 04:56:50  anonymous2 [View]

    No, it's not what I'm looking for. As I say, if it were up to me you could skip the Interface Builder part completely (except for (perhaps) a -very- brief introduction in an appendix).

    Also, what I want is a book that does _not_ assume knowledge of C. Most fresh programmers today know something like Basic or Java, or some sort of scripting language, but not C. So this should be a Programming C and Objective C book, with focus on makin small command line applications.

    All the other stuff comes in the other books.
    • This article is an excellent idea for a book
      2003-07-25 08:32:18  anonymous2 [View]

      I agree. I know C++ and Java, and while I've been told many times that if you know C++ you can figure out C, it'd be much easier for me to just start at the very basics, like this article, and build up. In a book, I'd probably just skip the first chapter and relearn the rest.
      • This article is an excellent idea for a book
        2003-11-05 12:14:50  anonymous2 [View]

        I'm reading this because I'm looking for a book exactly like this. Having some minor experience with PHP and Python I would love to start with C -- and Objective C on my Mac ...

        'K:)