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I am an experienced C#/C++ developer. What is the best book to learn Objective C for programmers like me?

PS: I interested in developing for the iPhone.

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If you are C# developer maybe Monotouch is what you need. –  lukas Jan 12 '11 at 8:23
    
Dont hang on to the C# and iPhone point. It was just for indication. –  Bobby Alexander Jan 12 '11 at 8:49
    
I am looking for a book to learn objective c not alternatives for developing for the iPhone. –  Bobby Alexander Jan 12 '11 at 8:51

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I found the documentation from Apple to be a really good way to being myself across from a C-family background.

(I only get one hyperlink, so the three books below are all at Apple's Reference Library, put "objective-c" in the search box.

The three you want to start with are:

Learning Objective-C: Basically a quick overview for people coming from C

The Objective-C Programming Language: The main language reference, assumes C familiarity

Object-Oriented Programming with Objective-C: The rationale and approach to OOP used by Objective-C

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i personally like "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" by Stephen Kochan (http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Objective-C-2-0-Stephen-Kochan/dp/0321566157). There's also a new Objective-C programing guide out as free eBook from Apple themselves, in iBooks that's supposed to be good (i have not read it myself yet).

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I also like "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" by Stephen Kochan. I learned my C programming from an earlier book of his "Programming in C".

His style is easy to follow but thought the book was a little light around the subject of "Properties". You cannot go far wrong in using it along side Apple's own documentation.

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I recommend that you read Learning Objective-C 2.0 by Robert Clair. It's an excellent book for experienced developers. Plus, there are exercises to do at the end of each chapter to help you apply what you've learned.

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