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Subject:   Learning C first and a word of caution
Date:   2003-07-26 03:11:40
From:   anonymous2
Hi,


With all the talk about learning C first, that is fine with me. But I do not believe that there are any books that do teach me how to do that in (what is now called) xcode. I do have books on C and C++, and they soon start talking how things work in the Borland compiler etc. I do NOT want to know that, I want to learn it in the Mac environment I use, and I welcome this series (but hope a book follows).


A kind word of caution to the author: You write very well, making me understand everything you write. But beware: I've seen a good many books which start that way, but when things get harder, the explanations get shorter and less clear. To get us to program, keep up the current clarity.


Yours,


Bert

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  • Learning C first and a word of caution
    2003-07-26 16:31:07  anonymous2 [View]

    There's a tutorial for Project Builder at CocoaDevCentral:
    http://cocoadevcentral.com/articles/000054.php

    I guess you'll be able to find your way in Xcode with that one (basically, just create a Standard Tool project and type in your code into the main.c file...)
    • Learning C first and a word of caution
      2003-07-27 11:29:43  anonymous2 [View]

      Great link. Thanks.

      Bert
      • Learning C first and a word of caution
        2006-12-13 00:30:59  sparcdr [View]

        SpiderWorks has two C books specifically for XCode, which can be downloaded in PDF form for 15 dollars, or bought in paper form.

        http://www.spiderworks.com/books/learnobjc.php
        http://www.spiderworks.com/books/learncmac.php

        I also recommend Aaron Hillegass' Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X book.

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

        I personally own the Advanced Programming book, but this is more low-level.