on 25 September 2013
After reading the objective c for dummies I was not scared of objective c code anymore, however by reading that kind of book you are left with some gaping holes in your knowledge, particularly c syntax and types, bearing in mind objective c is an extension of c. This book is excellent for filling in those holes and is very well written. I think I will be able to write code rather than just type in someone else's examples after reading this book. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
With something like vba a dummies book is enough, with c languages however there is just too much to learn. Nick's Xcode primer series makes a lot of sense as you build up the knowledge in layers. It's impossible to soak in c and object oriented programming all at once. Much better to get a handle of c first, then objective c next, then enter the whole new world of GUI programming.