Not necessarily. I've seen many Java programmers switch to Cocoa/Obj-C
and then have to come to the realization that some things (garbage
collection, etc.) don't work as they do in Java.
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 11:12:19 +0100, Dominik <email@hidden> wrote:
> I fully agree - learn C(++) before messing with objective C
> Also IMO java basics would help with objectC's object-oriented approach
> On Mar 24, 2005, at 8:56 AM, Rob Shakir wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just to throw in my £0.02. I'd really recommend learning C before
> > jumping into the world of Cocoa and ObjC. I've just started using
> > Cocoa myself (I've been coding on Linux using GTK for a few years -
> > just got myself a Mac) and am finding that knowing C is allowing me to
> > grasp the ObjC more easily.
> > A couple of books that I'll recommend:
> > The C Programming Language - Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie - I
> > found this the best book to learn C, it's clearly presented and well
> > explained.
> > Absolute Beginner's Guide to C - Greg Perry - This is a great book
> > for anyone just starting out, it's easy to grasp, and not overly
> > complex.
> > Aaron Hillegass - Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X - I've just got this
> > book, it's pretty awesome. I'm moving from procedural language to
> > Object-Oriented, and learning my way around the XCode environment. The
> > book is well explained and very accessible.
> > Steven G Kochan - Programming in Objective-C - This is a great
> > reference for when you're coding, but also a good read to get the hand
> > of Objective C.
> > Really, as other people have pointed out, it's all about practice. I
> > find that if I'm trying to write an application that doesn't really
> > have a purpose then it ends up never getting finished, find yourself a
> > simple itch, and write the program to scratch it :)
> > Learning to code isn't easy, learning to code well is even harder, be
> > prepared for a bit of a struggle.
> > Rob
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