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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but I think that the Head First system might not be for me, 29 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Head First iPhone Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone (Paperback)
I bought this book with the hope that it would give me a good introduction to Objective C and developing on the iPhone (two things which were very new to me). While I can't say that I'm really unsatisfied with this book, I also wouldn't say that I'm really satisfied.

I believe that a large part of my complaint has to do with the Head First style of the book -- I read a large number of technical books, and this is the first Head First book. While I think that the Head First concept is probably great for someone who is really new to a subject, I found that it didn't work as well for me in learning Objective C.

A few other complaints:
- The formatting of code examples in the Head First format sometimes caused issues (especially due to the long lines that are sometimes needed in Objective C
- I noted a number of errors and/or typos in the book; while I realize that this can happen in any book, it felt like this book had more than its share

In the end, I generally feel that if a book has done it's job (along with my best effort), I should be able to start on a new project in the technology described by the book -- unfortunately, I don't have this feeling with this book.
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