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Programming noob, looking for place to start

01-17-2010, 04:00 AM
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Programming noob, looking for place to start

I'm hoping the title explained this pretty well, but essentially, my problem is this.

I want to get into iPhone development, it looks like it could be fun, and I've wanted to do game design for a while, but I've never been much of a programmer.
I know that the language that the iPhone uses is Objective-C, but I know nothing about it, and I was wondering if any of you could lead me in the right direction to learn more about it.

I'm not a complete programming noob, so I guess that was a bit of a lie, but I've not done a terrible lot with it. I know a bit of ASP.net for web development, and I know how to make a decent text game in VB.net using Visual Studio... but I have a feeling that Objective-C is a little different.

Thanks to anyone who can help, this is more or less one of my bigger hobby-hopes.
01-17-2010, 05:04 AM
#2
I would suggest getting iphone game development by oreilly, this should serve as a good primer, but it perhaps assumes a fairly decent knowledge of at least a c based language.

The best way to learn objective c for the iPhone is probably by watching the Stanford videos

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01-17-2010, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by kgutteridge View Post
I would suggest getting iphone game development by oreilly, this should serve as a good primer, but it perhaps assumes a fairly decent knowledge of at least a c based language.

The best way to learn objective c for the iPhone is probably by watching the Stanford videos
the app? are his apps really helpful? I guess I sorta doubted them because they're... apps x3

and what are the stanford videos o3o?
01-17-2010, 06:27 AM
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The Stanford university iPhone programming course is available through iTunes U, the course website is here http://cs193p.stanford.edu/

iPhone game development can be had from Amazon

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01-17-2010, 07:48 AM
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Programming in Objective-C 2.0 by Stephen G. Kochan is, in my humble opinion, your best start. That is if you want to learn programming and really master Objective-C. A more iPhone-specific book could put you on a faster track, but this one is clear, a great reference, and will give you a much firmer grasp of a variety of basic topics, such as memory management or other things, that you really should know in order to be a good programmer.

I recommend checking it out.

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01-17-2010, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by gillygize View Post
Programming in Objective-C 2.0 by Stephen G. Kochan is, in my humble opinion, your best start. That is if you want to learn programming and really master Objective-C. A more iPhone-specific book could put you on a faster track, but this one is clear, a great reference, and will give you a much firmer grasp of a variety of basic topics, such as memory management or other things, that you really should know in order to be a good programmer.

I recommend checking it out.
Yea same here

but once u learn the language it all pays off!
Whats the good thing bout the mac is that if u kno how to program the mac u already kno how to program the iPhone and vice-versa

So in the end u kill 2 birds with 1 stone!

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