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The Big Nerd Ranch Guide - The Best Introduction to Programming Objective C,
This review is from: Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides) (Paperback)
I don't normally write reviews, but credit where credits due. The book guides you from a novice through the necessary steps required to become firstly a proficient programmer and secondly it gives you the necessary basic underpinnings of Object Oriented programming.
My advice to anyone who wants to learn to program is to buy an Apple mac and buy this book. You must not however rush this book. Each chapter builds on the knowledge gained from the previous chapters. Most chapters have a challenge at the end that is mandatory to complete before moving onto the next chapter (that is if you actually want to get anywhere with this book). My advice here is attempt the chapter by using only the information in the book, the solution is in the text somewhere you just have to look for it. I've found myself going back over previous chapters to further ingrain the information into my brain.
Don't think however that reading only this book will give you enough knowledge to write the next killer App. Understanding any language requires a hugh amount of effort and research. You will need to become familiar with the hardware and need to read and understand the developer documentation.
The book gives you enough information to get started. I will certainly be buying the other books:
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
More Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
There is also a forum where you can reach out to others going through the very same process.
An excellent book written by experts in their field.