As a developer with some good and a lot of bad ideas piling up at the imaginary pile, a couple of months ago I started exploring Apple’s iPhone SDK. So far so good. I just wanted to share some good books about iPhone development and the Objective-C language.
Guides you to the iPhone SDK and explains how developing for the iPhone differs from developing for the Mac. Because I was well aware of the abstract concepts of programming, Model View Controller, inheritance etcetera. This book was very easy to read. Even with no experience in C, Objective-C or C++.
Because some basic concepts differ from other languages I used another book as a reference while reading “Beginning iPhone Development”.
- That other book, also from Apress.com, is called Learn Objective-C on the Mac from Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster.
A perfect reference guide when you have no experience in the C-family language. And explains how certain things work in Objective-C. Very interesting is Appendix A which covers a lot of other languages such as Actionscript, php and Java and explains how a lot of things are similar but different.
Until now it has only been tutorials, reading, copy/paste and more tutorials. And as a big fan of the PureMVC framework, which was originally developed for Actionscript has now been ported to a lot of other languages including Objective-C.
Soon I’ll be posting more about PureMVC on the iPhone