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Hi guys, i'm looking for some decent, indepth beginner tutorials. Not tutorials created in 2001.

Why ? I'm an avid PHP/MySQL coder that got sick of dealing with browsers and their quirks(modes). I need a standard environment to program in. Since i have 10.6.2 on here i figured i might aswell get into XCode/Cocoa.

I basically want to write a program i can use for my own business. I need to keep track of my clients and suppliers. And while i know there are programs out there that let me manage some parts of that, i haven't found anything that does it all. So if anything, i'd have to create it myself.

Now normally i'd fire up TextMate, create a mysql database and start writing php but i really don't want to spend 5 days bugfixing css and jquery {censored} for every 3 hours of phpcode. So XCode/Cocoa it is.

But the problem is that i can't find any decent tutorials anywhere that aren't nearly 10 years old or even go into the subject matter deep enough. Other "tutorials" seem to only hint you in a certain direction, but if you really have no idea what they're going on about... most of that info isn't coming across.

I've done the CurrencyConverter tutorial but i am really at a loss as for where to go next. Basically i need to find out how to create a window with a tableview of data loaded preferably from a central datastorage. Much like how php can use mysql databases as a source of data. Since the program will eventually run on at least two different computers, i figured a mysql server would be a good idea. I'm open for suggestions though, especially since i haven't found anything explaining how to make a connection between a Cocoa app and a mysql database.

Anyway, excuse me for the long story, but i really have no idea where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated.

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Absolutely nothing ? I recently bought Aarron Hillegass 3rd edition of "Cocoa programming for Mac OS X" and so far i love the book. Haven't finished it yet (not by a long shot) but what book should i be looking into after this one ? Any and all suggestions are welcome as i really want to understand the language so i can actually do something with it :)

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Cocoa Programming Developer's Handbook

Found at http://www.informit....isbn=0321639634

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I've just recently started getting into iPhone development. Come from a Java background and objective C is very different. However the textbook I picked up off Amazon is worth its weight in gold. I'd really recommend it as I also looked at tutorials and they are too superficial in general and allow you to learn a few basics, but not enough to form a solid foundation.

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Iphone Appilaction Development is a very good book with full color pictures.

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You can find "beginning mac programming" by Tim Isted floating around the internet or bookstore. Its up to date (SDK 3.0) and very well written and useful i just finished it.

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Another good book is "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" Stephen Kochan, then follow up with "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X 3rd Edition", then if your going to do iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch development, get the next book for a great set of reference, "iPhone Developers Cookbook 2nd Edition"





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