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What are Great books focusing on iOS or objective c development?

I'm a newbie to iOS development with no prior coding skills. I've been learning objective c for the past 2 weeks.

11 Answers

If you have never had prior coding skills, I suggest that you start with the "Introduction to Programming" lesson.

You must learn the core concepts of Object Oriented Programming first in my opinion. Besides that, there are a ton of free resources.

  1. Obj - C Primer from Codeschool

  2. Obj - C Primer from Apple

Learning anything new is hard. If it wasn't hard, then everyone would be doing it. Remember, understanding what you are doing is key! If you don't know what's going on, or why you are doing something just ask!

Keep coding!

Ok I will do it thanks for your advice.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Joswell Valdez - I'd suggest you check out the Become a Mobile Developer learning adventure


Nathan F.
Nathan F.
30,773 Points

Joswell Valdez ,if you still want to check out more reading on iOS/Objective-C development after following the Mobile Developer adventure and the primers, the three most frequently recommended books I've found in my own research are:

Programming in Objective-C by Stephen G. Kochan (5th edition is the most recent. The 6th edition will probably be out soon)

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Course, Treehouse is also going to be releasing a book on iOS Development sometime next month as well.

Nathan Fulkerson where did you find out about an iOS book from Treehouse?

Nathan F.
Nathan F.
30,773 Points

Ernest Grzybowski , I believe I first saw a placeholder in the Treehouse store, but I don't see it there anymore. However, it's still mentioned on Amazon: iOS 6 Foundations

Hmm... interesting that it isn't listed at shop.teamtreehouse.com

Thank you guys!

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

+1 for pretty much anything from the Big Nerd Ranch. Their Android book is awesome.