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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Very good. If you are new to Objective C this is a good place to start

    Well written with good example code. Objective C is still a horrible language, but when it comes to Mac/iPad programming we don't have much choice.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Excellent introduction for the beginner programmer

    The author provides detailed explanations of a great number of Objective-C functions, methods, properties, objects, variables etc. Clearly displayed in a format capable for any beginner to quickly grasp and comprehend, The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is the perfect tool for coding in Objective-C (not to mention the beginning chapters of the book that steadily introduce the reader to the fundamental concepts of C).

    The perfect start to Objective-C! iPhone apps, here we come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Lacking depth

    I am using both this book and the author's other book iOS Programming 2nd Edition. So I cannot help but compare and contrast the styles. In this book many of the chapters are a scant few pages in length leaving me wondering what I just read. In my opinion not only does the short chapters leave you hanging but there is little explanation how the topic at hand might serve the programmer in the real world. Again in my opinion it lacks depth.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Helpful in understanding concepts

    This is my first Big Nerd Ranch book and I am really enjoying it. I have had difficulty in understanding certain Objective-C concepts as explained in other books, and it has kept me from proceeding too far with writing apps for the Mac or the Apple post-PC devices. This book however is very well-written. The authors present a concept, you enter the code and play with the result, and then the authors explain what is happening. The difference I suppose is that the explanations are really good! Each subject and concept is also explained with a reasonable amount of context. I plan to continue on with the next book from these folks. Thanks!

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