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How much Objective-C, how much iPhone SDK?

Bear Bibeault
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Given the title, it almost sounds as if this might be a book that focuses on Objective-C the language, independent of an SDK. But the description and TOC say otherwise.

How much of the book focuses on fundamentals of the language, and how much focuses on using it with the iPhone SDK? Any focus at all on the OS X SDK?

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Pat Farrell

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Like Bear, I'm much more interested in the IOS frameworks than Objective-C itself. The small amount of Xcode/IOS hacking I've done has used very little real "object" in Objective C, its really more like C with calls to magic Smalltalk framework code.

So is the book really "Enough Objective-C to get by writing great IOS code" or is it really aimed at Objective-C the language?
Raja Pal
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I guess I have the same question in mind...anyone who read the MEAP can you please help us here? Does the book cover topics on iOS based development and library/framework or is more of a language tome? Though some chapters appear like references to the frameworks and tools...

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Lanny Gilbert
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Joined: Jun 11, 2002
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If I read this book, will I (a C++/Java programmer with over 25 years experience) be able to build a "decent" iPhone app? This is somewhat an echo of the earlier questions on this topic.
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