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Plenty of good gen - plenty of typos
on 8 February 2010
I learned a lot from this book. Nevertheless, as reviewed by someone else, it's got plenty of typographic errors. However, you can decipher the correct meaning without too much trouble.
I bought it to get going with iPhone app development, and it certainly got me on my way. I have a 20 year-old Computer Science degree, and it seems people are using C differently these days! Apart from some distant memories of C, I was effectively a novice when I started. I now have a good grasp of Objective-C, and it came from this book.
I also bought Goldstein's iPhone App Development for Dummies, but I reckon Sam's Teach Yourself iPhone App Development in 24hrs is better. Again Goldstein's book is blighted by typos, and although he has a pleasant writing style, the breadth of his subject matter is much narrower than in the Sam's book.
This'll get you a decent grounding in Objective-C, but if you want to use Objective-C to program the iPhone, take a look at some of the books not in the 'For Dummies' series.