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Hey, I am interested in learning Objective C, so i can develop apps for iphone and OSX.
I am neglecting learning C as it seems pointless to learn it when I don't plan on programming for anything other than OSX.

So, Do you know any books that teach objective C and do not need any knowledge of any programming language?

I have 'Objective C for dummies' in my Amazon cart, is this a good option?
Would you guys recommend it?
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I am working through Programming In Objective-C 2.0 by Stephen G. Kochan: Amazon.com: Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition) (9780321566157): Stephen G. Kochan: Books

"This book does not assume much, if any, previous programming experience. In fact, if you're a novice programmer, you should be able to learn Objective-C as your first programming language." (page 3)

You can read through the first few pages at Amazon to see if you think this is what you are looking for. It isn't a book about Cocoa or GUIs or iPhone apps in particular, its about learning Objective-C. I'm enjoying it and find it to be easily accessible although some of the math related examples tax my small brain a bit.
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I am working through Programming In Objective-C 2.0 by Stephen G. Kochan: Amazon.com: Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition) (9780321566157): Stephen G. Kochan: Books

"This book does not assume much, if any, previous programming experience. In fact, if you're a novice programmer, you should be able to learn Objective-C as your first programming language." (page 3)

You can read through the first few pages at Amazon to see if you think this is what you are looking for. It isn't a book about Cocoa or GUIs or iPhone apps in particular, its about learning Objective-C. I'm enjoying it and find it to be easily accessible although some of the math related examples tax my small brain a bit.
Do you know C?
Are you finding the book easy to understand?
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Negative...I have zero background in C and very little background in programming in general. I think the book is very easy to understand. Again, this isn't a book that is going to spend a lot of time on how to create a GUI or how to write an awesome iPhone app...it's a book about learning Objective-C and that's why I like it. Once you have Objective-C down the other stuff will be much easier.

Another option would be to simply use the documentation that Apple provides. They have volumes of information available free which you can access easily via Xcode.
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Negative...I have zero background in C and very little background in programming in general. I think the book is very easy to understand. Again, this isn't a book that is going to spend a lot of time on how to create a GUI or how to write an awesome iPhone app...it's a book about learning Objective-C and that's why I like it. Once you have Objective-C down the other stuff will be much easier.

Another option would be to simply use the documentation that Apple provides. They have volumes of information available free which you can access easily via Xcode.
Thanks for the info, i'll prob by this one from amazon instead.
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